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Hi all,

 

Sorry if this is in the wrong place. Just wondered if anyone knew whether it was worth repairing a large 40" TV (which just seems now to suddenly not want to turn on that's all). The light flashes but nobody is home! :confused:

 

Just getting the feelers out on whether it might be worth trying to repair it(might just simply be the switch or something) or simply investing in a new one. It is admittedly about 4 years old now. Do people still come out to repair these days or do you have to take them to a repair shop?

 

cheers

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With the Cyber Monday deals it might be you best option to get an up to date model

the repair costs could be dear even if you could find a TV Repair Shop.

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Thanks, yes maybe you're right. I'll have to scout out the best deals right now.

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Enter the TV make and model with a small description of the problem and do a bing or google search on it. For example: sony xxx not turning on.

It may be a common problem with a simple solution.

We have fixed many complicated things for little money this way.

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Phone up a TV repair shop and tell them you are will to pay for a simple repair, if you tell them £150, that is what they will charge, say 80 tops.

I used to work for a TV repair shop and some simple faults got exaggerated, they got done for it a few times. They have gone bust now.

It does sound like a simple fault; they may buy the TV from you and fix it.

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Okay thanks guys. Much appreciated.

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Try scouting at Richer Sounds as they have very good deals and in most cases have a 5 year guarantee and will also repair TV's outside the guarantee period.

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Did a little search on that and there appear to be several people who have similar problems with bush TV

Here is one funny quote from a website I looked at.

"I`ve just called Argos who I brought the bush tv from and they talked me though how to fix this problem, here goes

Press and hold the on/ off button

Whilst holding unplug the plug from the wall

Continue holding for 30 seconds

Plug in the plug whilst continuing to hold the on/ off button

Continue to hold for a further 30 seconds

And the screen should come back on, it`s worked for me, good luck x."

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sounds like bad capacitors in the psu, should be easy to repair. I could be wrong though.

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Doubt it would be economically viable though, unless you know someone who's willing to do the work for a few drinks.

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