Samsung tv repair ?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Alexrat1996, May 22, 2019.

  1. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2015
    Lehigh valley PA
    I have a 40 inch Samsung 4K purchased 2016 it has deep scratches on screen.

    I purchased from Costco with my citi card.

    I got also extended warranty from square trade.

    I filed a claim with citi

    There asking estimate cost for replacing the display how much would that be ?

    The local service center is 2 hrs from me I would gladly take my money back and re purchase the tv.
  2. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    I was questioning that with my brother recently who has a 7 year old, 55” Sony crap out on him. We were wondering if TVs these days were made to be repaired?

    As far as repair shop being two hours away, that stinks. You might be able to talk them into prorating, or reimbursing you the replacement cost of the TV.
  3. Alexrat1996 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2015
    Lehigh valley PA
    I will but it’s a two week wait till someone assigned to the case of mine after that I should get a response.
  4. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    You can buy parts for them. Anyone with some computer repair skills and easily fix them.

    Someone gave an LG 65" tv that had a bad T-Conn board. They didn't know what the problem was, only that it didn't work. A quick search gave me the diagnosis I need. It only took $50 for a new T-Conn board and 30 minutes to replace. These TV are easy to open, only screws, no frakking glue or tapes.
  5. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I believe that TVs and most electronics are now cost prohibitive to repair (it will cost as much to repair as to replace).
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    The panel is the TV. Used replacement screens usually run near the same price as a used TV/Monitor. New screens, if one can be found. Will cost more than the TV is worth in mint condition. Let alone labor. Other parts can be replaced like the TCON, Inverter, Mainboard, IR Sensor, &c. The screen is a deal breaker.

    As far as an estimate goes. You can get a brand new Samsung 4K 40" TV for $230 at Best Buy. I wouldn't place the estimate above that. In reality the repair would probably run over $300. I'd say throw out a number like $150 parts and $75 labor. That sounds fair and reasonable.
  7. a2jack macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2013
    "The TV Man" is still in business and will fix your TV for a fair price. Amazing!

    Daughter had a 10 year old 80" Sony ,which we all told her to chuck when it died.

    Low and behold, an old TV guy picked it up, fixed it (back light lamps) brought it back like new. Cost $150... No 4k though. LOL . a2
  8. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    Approximately the cost of buying a new set.

    I damaged my 50" Samsung plasma while installing it on a wall bracket when I got it ~2008. Small crack in the lower right-hard corner, barely visible.

    The set worked, and still does, more than 10 years later.

    I inquired about the cost of replacement. The cost of the part and sending a tech to the house to replace it (they do it on site, at least for the plasmas - or did, as they no longer make plasmas) was about the cost of a new set.

    While some older plasmas had a separate cover glass, the last ones (like mine, second-to last model) had laminated cover glasses, so you have to replace the entire screen assembly. Fortunately, the crack was only in the bonded cover glass, and so did not affect operation.

    I decided to live with it.

    The latest badge of honor is a small spot on the screen where I tried to clean some gunk off with an alcohol-impregnated eyeglass-cleaning wipe. Oops! Don't do that. It takes off the anti-reflective coating. (I once knew better... distilled water ONLY...)
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I recently had an old Zenith CRT repaired for $120. I know I could have bought a new one at Black Friday prices for about that amount. The TV was my Dad's set, so I wanted to keep it working. It now has a great picture, and I only have to hit the power button once to turn it on. :)

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