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Old 08-23-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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Tv repair around Burlington/toronto/hamilton



Looking for a good reputable place that can fix my 50" Philips plasma. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #2
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what's wrong with it?
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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From my experience, depending on what is wrong with the set, it might be cheaper just to buy a new one. Sorry Dude. You can pick up a 50 plasma on clearance pretty cheap.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Last night i heard about 5 or 6 electrical popping sounds and then i smelled burning, now the screen ether shows black, and whats not black is just pixelation.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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If it ends up being the screen itself, they will tell you to just buy a new TV cuz the new screen is more than the TV is worth. How old is the set? Model number?
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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it was $4000 back in 2006, i dont think its the screen, its probably a board inside.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:19 AM   #7
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Honestly, you can go out and buy a 50inch plasma, which is from 2008 or 2009 model for like 700 or 800 right now. Check this one out:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...af34f07b11en02

Depending on whats wrong with it, your probably going to spend anywhere from 200 to 500 to fix it for something simple. Might as well get a new set for 700 or 800 IMO. That way you have a new screen with 0 hours. Plasmas are limited life screens.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:35 AM   #8
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That sucks. I vote for the replacement too. Better performance features and they don't cost much. Electronics these days just suck in general the pursuit of cheap manufacturing has Backfired.
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google the problem. These lcd/plasma screens are notorious for popping capacitors which is onboard and can be DIY if you can solder. There is a few writeups (youtube) on how to replace them for $10 and get your tv operating again. what brand is it?
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That sucks. I vote for the replacement too. Better performance features and they don't cost much. Electronics these days just suck in general the pursuit of cheap manufacturing has Backfired.

I disagree. This is what many people think, unfortunately it is not true.

I will give you my story.... We bought a 40 inch Sony Bravia XBR many years ago. The total cost was about 4000$. The TV was sony's flagship model when it came out.

This year, we bought another flat screen, a Toshiba Regza, for 900$ after taxes. The new TV has a few extra featers, 120 hz, more hdmi ports, etc, etc.

Guess what, the Sony from 4+ years ago has better processing then the current TV and it shows on standard viewing. The image is always better then the Toshiba can display.

A 4000$ sony today, the flagship model, will definately be better then the 4000$ sony from the past. However, the flag ship model of the past, is still better then the shitty 800$ TVs of today.
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google the problem. These lcd/plasma screens are notorious for popping capacitors which is onboard and can be DIY if you can solder. There is a few writeups (youtube) on how to replace them for $10 and get your tv operating again. what brand is it?

+1

Although my TV didn't pop the capacitors, my LCD monitor on my computer did. About 4 capacitors popped, resoldered it my self.

The capacitors are also big enough that its easy enough to handle, you dont need any microsoldering skills.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:29 AM   #12
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Its a Philips, my dad's hobby is ham radio so he does soldering all the time with a very steady hand, if its something like a capacitor then we could do it.
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