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Morgenmuffel

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#133628 28-Oct-2013 17:41
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We have a Sanyo 32" TV that worked perfectly (apart from a minor epg issue with channel 30) when used every day, and then was placed in a bedroom and not used for about 6 months after 6 months I turned it on to use and it goes fine for a minute or two then turns off and can't be turned back on for a couple of hours.

It wasn't knocked/bumped/dropped or anything like that whilst in the bedroom, but the fault just seems to have happened.

My guess is it'll probably cost around $100 for someone to even look at it.

I  guess i just want to know has anyone seen this type of fault before, is it a cheap fix, of should i just buy a new cheap tv





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  #923123 28-Oct-2013 17:46
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Probably not worth it. Sanyo is hardly a top tier manufacturer.

But google for its model and faults and you might find its a common one with an easy fix. Friend got a dead pioneer amp and found it was a single bad capacitor from a forum, still works fine I think.




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  #923124 28-Oct-2013 17:48
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Depends what's wrong with it. Problem is it doesn't matter if it's a minor or a major repair, they still wan't megabucks to diagnose the fault.
If it's not too old you could claim repair or replace under the CGA but given the price of new TVs now probably more economic to just get a new one.

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  #923148 28-Oct-2013 18:34
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I'm picking it was purchased from the Warehouse? Maybe talk to them?



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  #923174 28-Oct-2013 18:58
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richms: Probably not worth it. Sanyo is hardly a top tier manufacturer.

But google for its model and faults and you might find its a common one with an easy fix. Friend got a dead pioneer amp and found it was a single bad capacitor from a forum, still works fine I think.


Definitely worth a look on the internet.
Dud capacitors seem to be a bit of an epidemic.
If thats all it is and you can have a go at it could be a cheap enough fix.

It does sound a bit like a capacitor on the blink.




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  #923193 28-Oct-2013 19:29
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  #926313 2-Nov-2013 17:01
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Cheers all, i had completely forgotten i had posted this, had been meaning to post it for ages but never got there, so my apologies for not replying sooner,

purchased feb 2010, not sure about anything else I believe it had 12 month warranty from memory

And Sanyo seem to have vanished from the NZ market altogether anyway

Model LCD32XR56DZ




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  #926409 2-Nov-2013 22:14
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Morgenmuffel: Cheers all, i had completely forgotten i had posted this, had been meaning to post it for ages but never got there, so my apologies for not replying sooner,

purchased feb 2010, not sure about anything else I believe it had 12 month warranty from memory

And Sanyo seem to have vanished from the NZ market altogether anyway

Model LCD32XR56DZ

Take it back where you got it and ask for repair or replacement under the CGA. It should last longer than 3yrs and 8 months. More like 10yrs+.



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  #926709 3-Nov-2013 20:29
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An entry level 32" TV from the Warehouse should last over 10 years?

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  #926710 3-Nov-2013 20:32
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<5 years is not a reasonable life expectancy for a TV, return the shop under CGA. Not worth fixing.




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  #926785 3-Nov-2013 22:49
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Dunnersfella: An entry level 32" TV from the Warehouse should last over 10 years?

Why not?
Every TV I've ever owned has lasted more than 12 yrs.
My 1st was a Sharp 8" 230v/12v B&W Portable and it was still going OK after 30 yrs when I gave it away.

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  #926787 3-Nov-2013 22:53
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Dunnersfella: An entry level 32" TV from the Warehouse should last over 10 years?


It should last longer than 2 years and 4 months.  I would say a reasonable life expectancy for a TV should approx 10 years, and definitely more than 5.




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