Television FAQ

    Television Frequently Asked Questions:

     

    Is my TV worth repairing ?

     

    Some items are worth repairing while others are not. Once our technicians diagnose and test your TV, he will determine if it is worth fixing. The only time a TV in not worth fixing is if the CRT (Picture Tube) is defective and replacing it would be as much as replacing the entire TV. This is very rare though.


    Is my TV worth fixing at all if it is between 5-10 years old ?

     

    If a TV has given you years of trouble free service before it started giving you problems then it definitely is worth having it checked. The problem may not be as bad as you may think and repairing it may cost you less than replacing it entirely


    The estimate is close to what I can pay for a new TV, I can buy a new TV for a few more dollars. What's your suggestion ?

     

    Not necessarily, there are lots of cheaply made inferior no brand name TVs out there, but you get what you pay for. If the TV you are repairing is a high-quality expensive set,then in all likelihood, you've had it in use for years. If you pay a few extra dollars for a new TV rather than having that one fixed, you'll likely end up with a TV of far less quality.


    My TV was working last night, but I cannot turn it on now. What went wrong ?

     

    Most people think the power on/off switch is defected. There are different things that can cause this problem. However, defective power supplies and horizontal circuits are usual suspects. This problem in common and is repairable.


    My TV has one thin, straight color line across in the middle of the screen. Is the picture tube bad ?

     

    No, the picture tube is good, but the TV vertical deflection circuit has failed, and it can be repaired. Mistakenly, many TV owners tend to think their picture tube is bad.