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Topic # 116109 18-Apr-2013 15:07
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Panel is about 5 years old, had very little use so was surprised to see black lines appear that run the full width of the display. The TV has been very well treated so any ideas aside from a service tech?


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  Reply # 801725 18-Apr-2013 15:39
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warranty job.. send back to shop

if google this type of error seem to be common problems that happen to LCDS
did you try searching maybe give a idea to this fault

one of our lcd tvs although it went through a big shake in quake soon developed similar horizontal
colouring.. showed up on browns and greens more and also later fluro tube started to dim
so upped it to max brightness helped but it was just over a year old when the faults happened

and pc lcd developed flickering horizontal lines.. which I suspected a ground fault inside
the problem comes and goes though and higher refresh rates reduced it



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  Reply # 801734 18-Apr-2013 15:50
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You could try a claim under the CGA but as it's 5 yrs old it might be considered at or near end of its life.
Would most likely be an uneconomical repair and would have to be replaced anyway.
Worth a try although I'd be inclined to just update to a new model. They've come a long way in last 5 years.

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  Reply # 801737 18-Apr-2013 15:55
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B1GGLZ: You could try a claim under the CGA but as it's 5 yrs old it might be considered at or near end of its life.
Would most likely be an uneconomical repair and would have to be replaced anyway.
Worth a try although I'd be inclined to just update to a new model. They've come a long way in last 5 years.


Not if you are to beleive the consumer group reinforcing a 'reasonable amount of time' clause again (god I hate that thing.. opens too many grey areas up) on TV last night.

They visited CGA on Fair Go last night after complaints of a cheap digital camera, failing after a year and not being covered due to 'over use' (which sparks up another debate, on the open 'fit for purpose' clause), and it's once again likely to set off an influx of people trying to get stuff for free.

Consumer Reccomendations for 'reasonable amount of time':
LCD TVs: 15years!!
Personal Computers: 5 years (be lucky to find stuff replacable after 18months nowadays)

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  Reply # 801754 18-Apr-2013 16:17
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A few years ago I got an approx 5 year old LCD replaced after I stood my ground on the CGA to the manufacturer.

The original purchase price was 2 grand for a 32" set so I didn't feel at all reluctant to claim, they replaced it with a current model. The new one then died after a few months and they replaced that with a higher end model.

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  Reply # 801959 18-Apr-2013 22:53
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I must say, if consumer believes a modern LCD TV will last 15 years... they must have rocks in their head. Any 2012 LCD I laid my eyes on was made as cheaply as possible!
5 year old cold cathode tube lit LCD's were made a lot better than the same technology of today! The picture of the old versions isn't the same, though. Sadly.

Would I try to claim a 5 year old tellie? Um... no. I don't think I would, not living in Christchurch. My electronic gear has been shaken to heck and back over the last few years.

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  Reply # 801984 18-Apr-2013 23:51
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