LCD (liquid crystal display) is the latest innovation in screen display and is most commonly used in TVs and computer screens. LCD televisions are still a relatively new technology so they tend to cost more, and therefore, throwing them away and just buying a new one is usually not feasible for the average person. It is wise to spend some time to think about warranty and parts availability before purchasing an LCD television, just to prepare yourself for the eventuality of needing LCD television repair in the future.
Deciding on a warranty.
When considering a warranty when you purchase a new LCD television, take note of kind of repairs that are covered. You may want to spend a little more to get a wider range of free services and extended period. Not all repairs are costly but in my opinion there are very few LCD television repair that can be done at home. Of course, opening the television almost certainly voids any remaining warranty left.
To repair or to replace.
A well-maintained LCD television can last over ten years. This makes it worth repairing in most cases. They are expensive to just throw away and replace, not to mention the effects doing so has on the environment. Use the half and half rule when deciding to repair or replace.
If the LCD television repair is going to cost more than half the cost of just purchasing a new one, then consider replacement. Also, if the LCD television has more than half its life expectancy left, then repairs might be a better option. Prices will continue to go down as technology advances, but for now purchasing an LCD television is an investment, and its repairs should be considered an investment as well.
To DIY or to hire.
If you take the time to look online, there are a few places that offer help with your LCD television repair, including some easy tips to solve common problems at home. Properly research all of these options before deciding whether you can do an LCD television repair yourself or not.
However, there are a lot of just very bad ideas out there as well, so be careful. Things such as smacking your LCD with an open palm would be a good way to break the screen. If it doesn’t make sense, don’t even try it. A professional reputable LCD television repair shop should spend a little time with you on the phone when you call for prices. You can take advantage of his opportunity to ask a few questions to find out if you could do LCD television repair yourself.
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