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Evening, or better said morning to everyone. So, my fiance called me while I was at work telling me the TV isn't working anymore. Got home, had a look, seems dead alright. The LED turns blue from red … Read More
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3m, 4d agoPosted 3 months, 4 days ago
Evening, or better said morning to everyone. So, my fiance called me while I was at work telling me the TV isn't working anymore. Got home, had a look, seems dead alright. The LED turns blue from red but the screen is still black as it would be shut off. I can hear audio from the tv shows but no image. Anyway, no point fixing, it's out of warranty and the extended warranty, just feel **** off that I had 1.5 years manufacturer warranty plus 1 year warranty from my bank and the tv is exactly 3 years and 2 months old.
So I'm looking to buy a new TV. Nothing very fancy. Doesn't have to be smart. Between 32 and 40 inch. Budget 200 quid.Preferably with a single stand, not the type with 2 feet which are very far one from another as I have a small tv stand and I keep my tv box and router underneath the TV. If not, I need to find a wider tv stand as well.
Thank you in advance.
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3m, 4d agoPosted 3 months, 4 days ago
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#2
CristianC89
I can hear audio from the tv shows but no image.
Sounds like your back light’s are not working - when its on, shine a light around the screen (phone flash works good) and you'll probably see a very faint image,
Could be the psu (90% of the time) - easy repair normally (if you can use a soldering iron)
Or could be a back light LED blown - only takes 1 to go for the whole lot not to light (**** of a job but doable)
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/
or youtube is the place to go for more info if you want to try and fix it
What model is it?


Edited By: Roderz on Feb 23, 2017 02:12
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Roderz
CristianC89
I can hear audio from the tv shows but no image.
Sounds like your back light’s are not working - when its on, shine a light around the screen (phone flash works good) and you'll probably see a very faint image,
Could be the psu (90% of the time) - easy repair normally (if you can use a soldering iron)
Or could be a back light LED blown - only takes 1 to go for the whole lot not to light (**** of a job but doable) http://www.badcaps.net/forum/
or youtube is the place to go for more info if you want to try and fix it
What model is it?

What this guy says +1

My LG had the same problem. Flogged it on ebay for £70 & the bloke that bought it switched parts from one with a busted screen & made himself a quick £100 for about 30 mins work (or so he told me).
#4
check with trading standards online you may find it has to be built to last 6 years
#5
Also, if you're not too fussed about brand new, don't forget your Gumtree local. There's usually loads of TV's on there as people upgrade etc. and they can be a bargain. On Monday, I picked up a 22" TV with built-in DVD player for my Dad for £10. Works perfectly. He's happy as Larry!

Just bang in your postcode, how far you want to search and see what there is. You can always ask to view before you part with your cash. Just make sure you're happy before leaving - i.e. does the remote work perfectly? All buttons etc. ok? Do the sockets on the TV function - especially if you need more than just aerial/HDMI. Do they still have the operator's manual? Check the sound is coming from both speakers and it doesn't buzz/crackle/vibrate at high volume. Any noticeable dead pixels or colour-bloom on the picture?

Use common sense, of course. If for some reason they are reluctant to show you it working/turn it on and give excuses then don't be afraid to politely walk away.

Oh and finally, don't discount "Freegle" or "Freecycle" either. I've seen some great TV's being offered as; again; people may have upgraded and just need rid of the old one due to lack of space. You can't beat a freebie!

All the best, Phsy.
#6
In future only buy a TV from either John Lewis (five year warranty) or Richer Sounds (six year warranty). Both offer price matching and exceptional customer service. I'm always bemused why people would buy from anyone else.
#7
Roderz
CristianC89
I can hear audio from the tv shows but no image.
Sounds like your back light’s are not working - when its on, shine a light around the screen (phone flash works good) and you'll probably see a very faint image,
Could be the psu (90% of the time) - easy repair normally (if you can use a soldering iron)
Or could be a back light LED blown - only takes 1 to go for the whole lot not to light (**** of a job but doable) http://www.badcaps.net/forum/
or youtube is the place to go for more info if you want to try and fix it
What model is it?
It's a Blaupunkt. Found online I can repair it with 70 quid. Don't think it's worth it considering I bought the TV with 100 quid on Boxing Day. Better off putting down another 30 quid and buy another one when they are on sale.
#8
YouDontWantToKnow
Roderz
CristianC89
I can hear audio from the tv shows but no image.
Sounds like your back light’s are not working - when its on, shine a light around the screen (phone flash works good) and you'll probably see a very faint image,
Could be the psu (90% of the time) - easy repair normally (if you can use a soldering iron)
Or could be a back light LED blown - only takes 1 to go for the whole lot not to light (**** of a job but doable) http://www.badcaps.net/forum/
or youtube is the place to go for more info if you want to try and fix it
What model is it?
What this guy says +1

My LG had the same problem. Flogged it on ebay for £70 & the bloke that bought it switched parts from one with a busted screen & made himself a quick £100 for about 30 mins work (or so he told me).
I might just sell if for parts and recover some money.
#9
Phsycronix
Also, if you're not too fussed about brand new, don't forget your Gumtree local. There's usually loads of TV's on there as people upgrade etc. and they can be a bargain. On Monday, I picked up a 22" TV with built-in DVD player for my Dad for £10. Works perfectly. He's happy as Larry!

Just bang in your postcode, how far you want to search and see what there is. You can always ask to view before you part with your cash. Just make sure you're happy before leaving - i.e. does the remote work perfectly? All buttons etc. ok? Do the sockets on the TV function - especially if you need more than just aerial/HDMI. Do they still have the operator's manual? Check the sound is coming from both speakers and it doesn't buzz/crackle/vibrate at high volume. Any noticeable dead pixels or colour-bloom on the picture?

Use common sense, of course. If for some reason they are reluctant to show you it working/turn it on and give excuses then don't be afraid to politely walk away.

Oh and finally, don't discount "Freegle" or "Freecycle" either. I've seen some great TV's being offered as; again; people may have upgraded and just need rid of the old one due to lack of space. You can't beat a freebie!

All the best, Phsy.
Thanks Phsy! I had a look on Gumtree but nothing around my area. Also as I don't have a car it's harder for me to travel too far. And my fiance wants her TV back asap so I just ordered a new one.
#10
ipswich78
In future only buy a TV from either John Lewis (five year warranty) or Richer Sounds (six year warranty). Both offer price matching and exceptional customer service. I'm always bemused why people would buy from anyone else.
Sounds good but they are much more expensive then lets say supermarkets. If I would buuy a 500+ quid TV I would go for the long warranty. But for a cheap 100-150 quid one, woudn't bother.
#11
Thanks you all. I ordered a Technika Full HD from Tesco for 159 quid. Awaiting delivery today.
Also found some good deals from
AO - Seiki 39 inch TV for 169 quid http://ao.com/product/se39ho04uk-seiki-tv-black-43309-108.aspx
PcWorld - JVC 39 inch TV for 189 quid http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-audio/televisions/televisions/jvc-lt-39c460-39-led-tv-10147526-pdt.html
Too bad I can only fit a 32 inch TV, if not I would have chosen one of the two above.
#12
CristianC89
ipswich78
In future only buy a TV from either John Lewis (five year warranty) or Richer Sounds (six year warranty). Both offer price matching and exceptional customer service. I'm always bemused why people would buy from anyone else.
Sounds good but they are much more expensive then lets say supermarkets. If I would buuy a 500+ quid TV I would go for the long warranty. But for a cheap 100-150 quid one, woudn't bother.
Granted. But in your initial post you were grumbling about the warranty. You can't buy bargain basement and expect long warranties and for it to last forever.
#13
ipswich78
CristianC89
ipswich78
In future only buy a TV from either John Lewis (five year warranty) or Richer Sounds (six year warranty). Both offer price matching and exceptional customer service. I'm always bemused why people would buy from anyone else.
Sounds good but they are much more expensive then lets say supermarkets. If I would buuy a 500+ quid TV I would go for the long warranty. But for a cheap 100-150 quid one, woudn't bother.
Granted. But in your initial post you were grumbling about the warranty. You can't buy bargain basement and expect long warranties and for it to last forever.
I can't say I was grumbling that way. I was just annoyed it broke down a couple of months after the warranty finished like it knew something :) Why didn't it break down after 2 years in warranty :D
#14
CristianC89
ipswich78
CristianC89
ipswich78
In future only buy a TV from either John Lewis (five year warranty) or Richer Sounds (six year warranty). Both offer price matching and exceptional customer service. I'm always bemused why people would buy from anyone else.
Sounds good but they are much more expensive then lets say supermarkets. If I would buuy a 500+ quid TV I would go for the long warranty. But for a cheap 100-150 quid one, woudn't bother.
Granted. But in your initial post you were grumbling about the warranty. You can't buy bargain basement and expect long warranties and for it to last forever.
I can't say I was grumbling that way. I was just annoyed it broke down a couple of months after the warranty finished like it knew something :) Why didn't it break down after 2 years in warranty :D
Ah, apologies - hope the new one lasts longer!
#15
ipswich78
hope the new one lasts longer!

It won't, will probably have the same cheap innards - Blaupunk & Technika has Vestel boards inside !!!
see here

Edited By: Roderz on Feb 24, 2017 17:52

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