Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1 post

Wannabe Geek

# 13816 30-May-2007 18:42
Send private message

Does anyone know where I can buy a reconditoned LCD panel for my old sony  pcg-f809k  it has a Hitachi TX38D95 VC1CXAGpanel in it, thanx in advance

Create new topic
3539 posts

Uber Geek


  # 72887 30-May-2007 19:50
Send private message

It's most unlikely you will be able to buy any "reconditioned" LCD panel for your laptop Frown

We get this kind of request in our business all the time from people who see a piece of equipment on our web site and think they can buy just the LCD or a Backlight Tube.

MANY years ago, we used to be able to buy Backlight Tubes separately, so we carried a small stock for repairs.  However, none of the LCD manufacturers offer that service any longer AFAIK.  Instead, we have to return the faulty LCD to the factory who sold us the equipment.  If we are lucky they have some spare LCDs on the shelf and can exchange it.  If we are unlucky they have to return the LCD to the manufacturer for repair.  This can take up to 3 months and is certainly NOT CHEAP.

The good thing is that we very seldom have faulty LCDs any more -- the reliability has improved enormously over the past 5 years.

For an old laptop like yours, there is a Trading Company you could try:

You might be lucky, they might just have the right kind of panel available.  However, there are many thousands of different types, and knowing whether you got the right one, is a bit of a lottery.  As you will see, the prices aren't cheap, especially by the time you pay shipping charges from the US and probably Customs Clearance in NZ.  You may be best just to sell the remaining good parts on TradeMe and get $100 or $200 towards a new laptop.

12 posts


  # 73335 3-Jun-2007 21:03
Send private message

IF you are in Wellington i recal a repair shop in the Grand arcade (above the star-mart on willis street) that did repairs and had a sony logo - might be worth checking out... just if you're in wellington that is...



Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27

New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18

Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36

MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28

Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.