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Topic # 83294 13-May-2011 17:22
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My step son has a largish LCD TV that died in the second big CHC earthquake.  It was not insured.  The glass on the front panel is cracked, but the ready light comes on when he powers it up.  The screen remains completely black.   He has just asked me if it is worth putting in for repair.  I have no idea, but I wonder if anyone here does?


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  Reply # 468878 13-May-2011 18:45
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Well it's probably worth getting assessed and being given a quote for the repair. That won't cost you anything.

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  Reply # 468888 13-May-2011 19:32
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Don't most service agents charge you to have the TV assessed?


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Reply # 468914 13-May-2011 21:05
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We likewise had our new 50 inch Plasma screen tip over and fall on the floor.The outer glass panel remained undamaged but the internal plasma panel was completely shatered.I thought it would be a right off but the service agents said they could fit a new panel and make it good again.
It cost $40 for them to look at it and the repair quote was $1329. The set is a full Hi Def Samsung that was on special for $1600 just before the earthquake! If your set is a LCD type,the repair costs could be different.

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  Reply # 468924 13-May-2011 21:35
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Don't plasmas cost more to repair than LCD's to begin with?
I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere... can someone clarify?

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  Reply # 468940 13-May-2011 22:24
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You mean he had no Household Contents insurance?
Would have been covered if he had.
At a guess I would say more economical to buy a new one.

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  Reply # 469126 14-May-2011 18:34
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What is the make and model of the tv?

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