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Is my LCD TV dead?

by SoybeanStu / April 13, 2008 1:59 AM PDT

My Dell LCD W3000 has developed a red stripe down the center of the screen. Also, it is having trouble powering-up completely. It often needs to be turned on and off several times before I can actually get a picture on the screen. The sound comes through when I initially turn it on but there's usually no picture. I told a friend about these issues recently and they said the problems were irreparable. I just wanted to know if I could get my television repaired or if I should I just retire the old soul.

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Anything can be repaired. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 13, 2008 6:37 AM PDT
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For a price. Since I'm not familiar with model numbers, a year manufactured would have been nice. Repair costs have to be weighed against the cost of a new device. With most solid state devices, especially dated ones, either the parts are not available, or the cost will be more than a new unit. And a new unit will be state of the art and will have a warranty.

Carry it in to a repair center and get an estimate. No one here will be able to diagnose the specific problem. But it does sound like it's seen its day. I'm not so much with your friend, as I said, anything can be repaired. But the friend was leaning toward getting it replaced.

Wayne (IBM freak)

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by kdl2005 / June 26, 2008 5:28 AM PDT
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Wondering if you got a resolution to your problem. My husband uses his LCD TV as a computer monitor also. Sometimes he gets one half of the screen and then other times nothing.

Please let me know how you resolved this.


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by stewart norrie / June 26, 2008 6:27 AM PDT
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before buying any new hi-def t.v. you should have called all the local repair stations and ask if they would honor warrenty repairs on the make and model # you are going to buy most repair centers will not have parts and service for off brand t.v.s dell makes a decent computor but there t.vs are pure junk sorry stewee

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