Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

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Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby LoneStar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:54 am

Hello,

I have a Sony Bravia LED TV that has "ghosting", which means that half the screen turns dark. I took it to K-four, where I bought it and left it with their service shop. On a side note....I wish there was one service shop in Cambodia that looked like a service shop and not a homeless guy lost in piles of electronic parts scattered on the floor. It does not exactly inspire confidence. I kind of hated leaving it with him...but had already had a couple of guys lug it up there. So, the guy calls me a couple of days later and says it needs a new screen that is 1200.00. I suspect that he likely does not know how to fix it and is just replacing. Is there an ace TV guy in town...or a foreigner that could do the job? Thanks.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby dv8inpp » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:52 am

It's most likely a loose cable.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby chkwoot » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:27 am

^YouTube link not working. Maybe like this one?:
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby LoneStar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:36 pm

That is exactly the problem!

I picked it up from the first repair shop this morning and found a Sony authorized repair center....and was hopeful. They called tonight and said it needs a new screen for over a grand.

I really don't think that is the problem....but after watching several Youtube videos....I only want to start tearing that TV apart as a last resort. It might be a loose connection, but otherwise....I will not be able to trouble shoot the components....and will likely have to order them blindly at great expense to guess what it might be.

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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby electron » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:45 pm

Try this fix:
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Postby Barang_doa_slae » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:49 pm

electron wrote:Try this fix:


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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby chkwoot » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:56 pm

electron wrote:Try this fix:

Ha! That's the second best video I've seen all day! I have a rolling pin.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby dv8inpp » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:21 pm

That's the one.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby LoneStar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:56 pm

I have a feeling I will be taking that TV apart myself in the next couple of days.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby chkwoot » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:34 pm

LoneStar wrote:I have a feeling I will be taking that TV apart myself in the next couple of days.

Do you need to borrow a rolling pin?
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby dv8inpp » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:18 pm

Watch a few of the videos along this line and you'll see it's a common problem and not to hard to fix if that's the problem. Otherwise a new TV is cheaper.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby LoneStar » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Update,

After two TV repair shops told me I needed a new screen for 1200.00........despite neither having taken it apart, I decided it was time to give it a go.

I can see why the shops say buy a new screen...you would just have to unscrew and screw on three boards and the speakers and you are done.

Although I made a few minor mistakes, I managed to get the TV apart with few problems. I saw the ribbons like I had seen on You Tube that hold a board down on the sides of the TV. I applied some electrical tape to the board to hold it down more firmly...plugged the TV in, and it worked like a champ.

The TV is now back on the wall and working perfectly. I did get a bit lucky that it was something simple....but often times when something is not working...you do get lucky if you just take it apart and have a look.

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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby logos » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:28 am

Well done, interesting story. I guess would-be techies are all drawn to phones and possibly laptops, nobody likes boxes anymore.
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby son of vladimir » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:04 pm

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
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Re: Any foreign TV repair...or recommended repairmen?

Postby LoneStar » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

yeah...working fine now. I expect to get many years of good service out of it.
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