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#197932 18-Jun-2016 20:52
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So dropped my TV when fitting it onto a wall mount. It's a 3 year old Samsung 42" smart TV, in good condition except for a diagonal crack. And some fuzzy rows of pixels related to the cracks. I assume this will get worse over time.

I've got a replacement TV off a family member.

But I can't bring myself to dump it! Is it of any value to someone out there? Is it possible to replace the screen on a 3 year old TV? And how much would it cost? I see cracked TVs on trademe but with no bids which indicates there isn't much value in them

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  #1576372 18-Jun-2016 21:59
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Dump it. 42 inch tv's are cheap as and it would cost almost same to fix it

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  #1576373 18-Jun-2016 22:01
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  #1576375 18-Jun-2016 22:08
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Can the 'smarts' from one be put into another? I have a secondary Samsung 42" that works fine but is 'just' out of reach as a lightbox model since they only support 2012 onward and it's an '11.

No idea an how this would work out but happy to have a go if someone who knows things like panel mismatch and tvOS circuitry says it's possible...

Time for me to geek up on tv circuitry I guess?

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  #1576757 19-Jun-2016 20:59
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Bugger. Its had very little usage so a real shame to dump it, but it does make sense.


Insurance excess is purposely set quite high, so wouldn't cover this.


I remember that 'smarts' were standard on all of the Samsungs when I bought this, so I doubt that there are any with the same chassis that would benefit from these 'brains'. It was hard enough finding a guide for 'hotel mode', so I doubt I'll find wiring diagrams.




Moral of the story - have a friend help you when wall mounting a TV!!

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  #1576770 19-Jun-2016 21:16
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So does it actually still go?

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  #1576781 19-Jun-2016 21:39
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ludez: So does it actually still go?




Well the description says fuzzy rows of pixels so one would assume so ;)


Obviously it depends on your definition of "go" I suppose.



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  #1576798 19-Jun-2016 22:31
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Only use is if you can find an electrically fried one that uses the same panel. Since you dont have the tools to program up the controllers it will need to be the _same_ panel, not just one that looks the same with the same connector as there can be panels from many vendors made to have the same plug on them to suit the TV manufacturer.


Just pop it out on the side of the road and it will be gone in no time.



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  #1576806 19-Jun-2016 22:42
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Or pop it on TM for $20 and see how it goes?

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  #1577273 20-Jun-2016 16:57
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You could part out the boards on Trademe or eBay. I just paid $100, half of which was postage, to get a new board for a Samsung plasma from the UK. Unfortunately expensive NZ post overseas parcel rates won't help though.

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