Digging around for information on how to repair flat screen televisions such as LCD and Plasma TVs is not a walk in the park. The information you are likely to find out there will be confusing and in some instances, will come at a high price. So I came up with the following tips to help those scouring the internet for television repair related information become more efficient at finding free or low-cost information so they do not spend most of their time searching but instead spend it actually learning how to LCD and plasma TV repairs.
These tips are more intended for the beginners who are looking for do-it-yourself (DIY) TV repair tips but experienced electronics technicians may also benefit from them:
Tip # 1: Dig Deep
The top search engine results of the search engines for relevant search phrases typically point you to the websites of service shops that are offering repair servicing for a fee and are therefore not useful to those looking for DIY information. From my experience, the information you need are usually buried deep in the search results pages and are far in between. A good analogy for this is a can of the good old pork and beans. Most of the stuff you will scoop up will be beans. Pork will be an occasional treat but it will usually be worth it.
Tip # 2: Ask Some Questions
There are a whole lot of online forums out there that deal with DIY television repair. You could check them out to get help for specific problems you are having. Ones that easily come to mind is Answers.Yahoo.com and that nifty website called FixYa.com. The problem with these sites though are that you are at the mercy of chance because you can not really choose who you are going to ask or know who are going to be able to see your question and if ever you do get an answer, you have no idea about his/her level of expertise on the matter. Furthermore, There is also a really good chance that you’ll need to wait hours, days or even months for the information you are asking. Most of us may not have that time to wait. Also, if you do get an answer, it is usually a good idea to have it seconded by another reliable source. This route is pretty time-consuming.