: Repairable?



the cadillac kid
04-08-10, 06:00 PM
Picked this up off a local car forum for free. Wondering if it's repairable or what I can do to make a quick buck off of it.


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Stingroo
04-08-10, 06:15 PM
What's wrong with it? What does it do? Turn on? Flicker? Colors off? Need more details man.

Jesda
04-08-10, 07:05 PM
I see cracked glass?

the recluse
04-08-10, 07:17 PM
It's busted. Someone put something through it.

The easiest thing to do is walk it to the end of your driveway and deposit it there.;)

The not so easy thing to do is go spend the $550 and 3 hours it takes to fix it, only to turn around and make $400 on it...

notld67
04-08-10, 08:09 PM
yeah thats junk

V-Eight
04-08-10, 08:42 PM
I think that when these things go, they're finished

the cadillac kid
04-08-10, 08:46 PM
What's wrong with it? What does it do? Turn on? Flicker? Colors off? Need more details man.

Wii controller slipped out of the little girl's hand & hit the TV. What you see in the picture is the end result.

dkozloski
04-08-10, 08:51 PM
Sell it on Ebay.

the cadillac kid
04-08-10, 09:00 PM
yeah thats junk


I think that when these things go, they're finished


These three responses don't match.




The not so easy thing to do is go spend the $550 and 3 hours it takes to fix it, only to turn around and make $400 on it...

Well, $400 profit is $400 profit.
My question for you is, "How?"

Stingroo
04-08-10, 09:19 PM
You'll have to replace the screen glass.

I suggest calling a few TV places around you and ask for a free estimate. Then go buy the parts and stuff yourself if you're going to fix it.

I didn't see that second pic when I asked, by the way. I've seen worse wiimote damage. :p

eyekandyboats.inc
04-08-10, 09:21 PM
well you need to call the manufacture and order a new glass, a new LCD/plasma "screen" and then fix it that way, these TV's are a throw away item costing more to fix it then its worth in the end. the guy you took it off of had the right idea by giving it away for free.
there is no point, pitch it.

the recluse
04-08-10, 09:21 PM
Well, $400 profit is $400 profit.
My question for you is, "How?"

Sorry for that, not having good day. What I meant was, after you spent $550 and three hours, it's only worth $400

the cadillac kid
04-08-10, 09:28 PM
oh, haha nevermind then.

Aright so it's "totaled." Any parts of value inside these things?

ben.gators
04-08-10, 10:03 PM
Old school electronic systems, like my grandpa's transistor radio, which was repairable is gone. Today, because of integration of circuits in one side, and new marketing policy of electronic companies (make goods so that they become unrepairable to enforce customers to buy a new system from us instead of having them repaired) on other side, you can not repair the systems. About the parts inside, even if there may be valuable parts inside, no one will purchase them from you, because no one repairs new electronic systems to need such parts!

Stingroo
04-08-10, 10:30 PM
I still say call around to a TV shop and have them take a look at it (assuming they give free estimates).

Is that 32"?

the cadillac kid
04-08-10, 11:05 PM
It's a 47". I guess ebay it goes.

Stingroo
04-08-10, 11:07 PM
I still say call. That might be worth it.

If not, then eBay it.

itschrome
04-08-10, 11:25 PM
Whats to repair? Its awesome as it, just get your self a baggie of shrooms and your set! haha

Really though its FUBAR. You could check to see if it has any manufacturer warrenty as it looks newish. How ever they tend not to cover this type of damage.

Aron9000
04-09-10, 12:17 AM
So the TV was damaged by a Wii remote? There is a whole website dedicated to Wii related mishaps, funny stuff . . . .

http://www.wiihaveaproblem.com/show_article.php?id=383

Destroyer
04-10-10, 10:39 PM
Sell it on Ebay.Exactly. It may sell for parts. ;)

CadillacCastle
04-11-10, 09:24 AM
If you have home owners insurance save it and other bad electronics until you have a lightening storm and put it on your insurance.