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wii remote has broke my 40" lcd

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
My sons friend came round last night and there were playing tennis on the wii.The one strap had already broken from before and ill told them to be careful,but then it happened crack it into the tv.Its still under guarantee but im guessing they wont cover this.I brought it from empire direct.My insurance dosent cover accidental damge either.Does anyone know where i could get this fixed and how much roughly.You can see in the pic the little white dot around the coloured lines is where it hit.There is no physical crack on the tv the pictured just dissapeared,However the sound has come back on this morning.Im gutted can anyone help





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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Ooft that looks nasty! How old was the boy that did it?
#2
7 years old
#3
oww if that was me i would make the boy do 100 paper rounds till he buys me a new tele but im harsh :-D

just done a quick search but have you seen this yet?
http://www.videotechs.co.uk/products.html

http://www.thameselectronics.co.uk/services/
[admin]#4
Unlucky!!!! Bet yer gutted :|
Can't offer any advice sorry :-(
#5
Sorry to say, if you're not insured it looks like a bin it and buy a new one scenario as the screen replacement will most likely cost more than a new one.
#6
What are you covered for by insurance.... theft, fire?
#7
Can you not have a wee word with the boy's parents? Maybe their insurance can cover it?
#8
bazzaric
What are you covered for by insurance.... theft, fire?

In the good old days.....:giggle:
#9
Did you pay by Credit card, I'm not 100% sure but I think Barclays used to insure a purchase.

If you decide to sell your Wii let me know.
[admin]#10
dinosteveus
Did you

If you decide to sell your Wii let me know.



:lol: LMAO!! Ever the oppurtunist :giggle:
#11
juliet_bravo
:lol: LMAO!! Ever the oppurtunist :giggle:

Just trying to help :whistling:
To be honest I'd go down the Credit Card Company route, if it's an option.:thumbsup:
#12
Phone up Nintendo and explain what happend


but theres nothing you can do

Insurance?
#13
They dont have insurance and im pretty sure mine dosent cover accidental.Haha sell the wii,dont know if wii remote works now.
#14
Telling a 7 year old to becareful when in charge of a broken Wii strap and a large screen LCD screen wasn't the best idea. :giggle:
#15
Yes relise that now,might help someone else think twice though.Still cant believe its knackered and screen isnt even cracked.Paid with visa debit card,not credit card.Looked at those repair sites they seem based in london i live in west midlands but thanks for trying
#16
my home insurance covers the tv for accidental damage. you should be covered. call them and check. if you have a reciept of the tv then they should cover you.
#17
Im going to try on monday just in case .I am already in process of a claim with them for someone stealing my flash leading off my bay window a couple weeks ago.Having some bad luck at moment
#18
I know you don't want to hear this but I think you're in trouble mate.

Due to the small part of the screen being damaged, I think you'll need to replace the whole screen, which costs a bomb and the chances are that it's going to cost you a similar fee to buy a new tv.

I think you should try your luck anyway and see what can be done.
Call Empire Direct and explain it's still under warranty and you're hoping they can help you out but they'll most likely inform you the warranty doesn't cover accidental damage.

I'd also call Nintendo and tell their shody straps was the cause of your LCD TV being broken and if they're willing to compensate but I'm pretty sure this happened quite often throughout the early part of the Wii's life and that's why Nintendo released the improved straps but I don't think they compensated anyone but it's always worth a try, as they may have changed there policy.

I'd also call Samsung, who may be able to help since it's still under manufacturers warranty as well but normally screens aren't covered for this kind of damage.

Something similar happened to my gf's sons old version of the Nintendo DS while in warranty and Nintendo demanded £65 to replace the screen, which is about 2.5" and I personally think that's a joke considering you could of bought the system along with a game for about £100 at the time.

My friends 10" laptop screen was also damaged and unfortunately the manufacturers wanted over £600 just for the replacement screen and then he would have to fit it in himself, which again was almost the same price as brand new laptop.

Judging by these examples, the replacement screens are too expensive and not worth the hassle, so if you can't manage to convince one of the 3 options to help you, then I think you should buy a replacement tv.
#19
This is exactly the reason i got insurance with accidental cover lol. i actually hope to claim when i feel like a new tv lol.
#20
just to mention, i used to work for a claims department of a well known insurer, i strongly suggest claiming as most decent insurers do provide cover for accidental damage for tv's as a standard cover. the option for extra accidental cover is for your carpets and ornaments etc.

i myself once settled a claim where a kid had spilled a drink on top of a tv which blew the circuit. this among many othyers.

DEFINATELY try to claim.

hope this helps
#21
i havent claimed anything for 7 years but like i said in the process of a claim already are you allowed to have 2 at once,not sure.
#22
Unfortunately I have to agree with realfriendlyman - TFT panels are really all or nothing, once there is damage to any part of the panel that is pretty much it for the panel as no repair is realistically possible. As the panel pretty much is the TV, the only option is to get it replaced. Hopefully you'll have some luck with insurance, if possible get a small CRT hooked up for Wii use.

John
#23
Have to agree with John and dcx.

All or nothing.

And have to say that Nintendo state clearly at every single opportunity during Wii use to be careful with their warning safe gaming screens.


- Good Luck to you
#24
You could add accidental cover to your insurance. Who knows in a few months you may need to claim for a damaged TV.
#25
stora
You could add accidental cover to your insurance. Who knows in a few months you may need to claim for a damaged TV.

s'what i was thinking - could add it, use another tv for about a month? then ring up and tell them whats happened. it'd make it less suspicious. good luck mate.
#26
dcx_badass
If you try demanding compensation(as someone suggested) then its pathetic. You can't blame the straps, they offer replacemnts, and its not nintendo's fault if people can't grip thinks properly.


The reason I mentioned Nintendo in the equation is because the straps offer a false sense of security because you feel it's a back up incase you lose your grip, which could happen to anyone when you're caught up in the moment.

Nintendo are fully aware of the problems and know it's not an isolated incident because it's happened to 100's of people and the reason why Nintendo released the straps on to the market is because the majority of there games are aimed at 3+ year olds and you can't honestly tell me you would expect a 3 year old to swing a controller around while having fun and be able to have full control at all times, can you?

When you release a product, you have to make sure it's suitable and safe for it's target audience and it doesn't matter if you tell people to be careful, accidents can occur because of the product, as has been proved once again.
#27
if my child broke someones tv id pay for it - why wouldnt you???
#28
dcx_badass
If you try demanding compensation(as someone suggested) then its pathetic. You can't blame the straps, they offer replacemnts, and its not nintendo's fault if people can't grip thinks properly.


QFT
Once my Wii was bought for me at Chrimbo, brand new straps were ordered straight away. I also have the 'condom' on my Wiimote, so it's protected. Ninty clearly state the safety precautions with the Wiimotes, I can't see how it's their problem.
They offer a superb customer service, and all I can say to pughy2000, is take care of your possessions when your son's mates are round. If I had kids, and their mates were playing on my Wii with a expensive TV? They'd be using the Wiimotes outside :p
Wish you luck on fixing the TV, or finding a new one.
1 Like #29
t0mm
s'what i was thinking - could add it, use another tv for about a month? then ring up and tell them whats happened. it'd make it less suspicious. good luck mate.



its dishonest scrotes that submit fraudulent claims that put honest peoples premiums up each year - the reason people pay insurance is to protect themselves against accidents/fire etc - not to contribute to a fund for people who dont have the sense to insure themselves until an incident occurs that makes them realise the benefit of paying for such a policy.

apart from that you'll find that it is fraud - i.e. illegal - or doesnt that bother you???
#30
t0mm
s'what i was thinking - could add it, use another tv for about a month? then ring up and tell them whats happened. it'd make it less suspicious. good luck mate.

ZOMG INSURANCE FRAUD.
#31
Bargain :thumbsup:

Your new TV here

While you're at it, get a portable for the kids to play the wii on!!
#32
peteivy
Bargain :thumbsup:

Your new TV here

While you're at it, get a portable for the kids to play the wii on!!


And get yourself some free Wii condoms :thumbsup:
#33
davek
its dishonest scrotes that submit fraudulent claims that put honest peoples premiums up each year - the reason people pay insurance is to protect themselves against accidents/fire etc - not to contribute to a fund for people who dont have the sense to insure themselves until an incident occurs that makes them realise the benefit of paying for such a policy.

apart from that you'll find that it is fraud - i.e. illegal - or doesnt that bother you???

Not really, seeing as im under 18 and dont own a house and have never even had house insurance. So don't know anything about it and didnt even know that was fraud.

I just thought they'd ask alot of questions as to why 'you added accidental damage yesterday' and now your claiming on it.
#34
Get the childs parents to pay for it, if he kicked a football through your window he should pay for it, same goes here...
#35
TheDoc
Get the childs parents to pay for it, if he kicked a football through your window he should pay for it, same goes here...


I disagree. You see, it's pretty different. It's the Wii in HIS house, and he gave them the wiimotes to play with it. He knows of the safety precautions written in the manual.
#36
its in his house, its his wii, he gave it to them to play with - and THEY broke it - morally, if not neccessarily legally, the parents are responsible - maybe says more about the parents than anything else!! i think you'd find that any decent person would pay for the damage caused by their own children - if they dont have home insurance to claim off thats their fault. thats what insurance is for - you pay a relatively small premium to cover for incidents like this. people who say they cant afford it are more likely to be the ones who need it most - if you cant afford a few pounds a week - how are you going to be able to buy new beds, furniture, cooker, fridge, clothes etc etc in the event of a fire? id tell them to pay if i were you - if they dont see the citizens advice bureau. good luck!!
#37
davek
its in his house, its his wii, he gave it to them to play with - and THEY broke it - morally, if not neccessarily legally, the parents are responsible - maybe says more about the parents than anything else!! i think you'd find that any decent person would pay for the damage caused by their own children - if they dont have home insurance to claim off thats their fault. thats what insurance is for - you pay a relatively small premium to cover for incidents like this. people who say they cant afford it are more likely to be the ones who need it most - if you cant afford a few pounds a week - how are you going to be able to buy new beds, furniture, cooker, fridge, clothes etc etc in the event of a fire? id tell them to pay if i were you - if they dont see the citizens advice bureau. good luck!!


Still disagree with this kind of idea. This isn't any kid kicking their football into a window and breaking it. He's probably really, really upset about it. The child didn't mean it.
It's a game controller given to a seven year old. He should have been informed, and watched for a while.
#38
Im gonna try insurance anyway tommorow and go from there.I have tried to connect a 32 " crt tv to my virgin v+ box for the meantime but its not working via scart.I used to have it connected hd.Does anyone else have a v+ linked up via scart,iv tried 2 tvs and no luck
#39
Sugarculted
Still disagree with this kind of idea. This isn't any kid kicking their football into a window and breaking it. He's probably really, really upset about it. The child didn't mean it.
It's a game controller given to a seven year old. He should have been informed, and watched for a while.


'He should have been informed, and watched for a while'!!!!!!!!

Have you ever tried to 'inform' a seven year old?????? :w00t: and then made them watch for a while!!!!! :lol:

would i be right in my assumption that you are without children??????
#40
re setting up your vbox - is there an on screen menu that stipulates video output - i.e hdmi, scart, svideo ???? havent got one but i'd imagine theres something like that - best of luck

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