All About Broken or Cracked Display Panels

Today we will briefly go over the so-called “difference” between a broken panel and a broken screen. This problem might also be referred to as having a panel or screen that is “cracked”, has “spider webs” or has a “broken display”. It is important to know that while the problems may appear somewhat different, they…

Repairing a TV Yourself

As the popularity of online instruction has risen, more and more individuals have made the assumption that repairing electronics is something they can do themselves, with little to no know-how or basic electronics training. For example, I (the author) once diagnosed an issue with a hard drive and attempted to fix the problem myself following…

Screen Burn In

Screen Burn-in, also known as “screen burn”, “image burn-in” or “ghost image”, is either a temporary or permanent discoloration of areas of an electronic display, such a television or monitor. It has been falsely associated with plasma televisions exclusively since the debut of flat screen displays. Due to the exorbitant cost of the first flat…

How to Measure a TVs’ Dimension

While the majority of people understand how to measure the display size of a television or monitor, there are still those who do not quite understand. In this article, we will go over how to determine your screen size. First, there is what is called the “outer dimension”, which is measured diagonally along the front.…

What is your TV repair budget?

Not so long ago this question was only asked occasionally, back when televisions were more of an investment than an inexpensive commodity. As the price of televisions began to decline, so did a person’s expectation of what it would cost to repair it. This is not unique to the electronics repair industry, as many services…

Cracked TV Screens

It isn’t uncommon for someone to call or visit us inquiring about a television with a cracked or broken screen. In some instances, a customer will claim that the TV is no more than a few months old. Regardless, the simple answer to this question is that the TV is now “trash” because its repair…

The Cost of a New Quality TV

Day after day, people ask what the best brand of TV is and what the best cheap TV is. To answer this question, we give the same answer we have been giving since 1991: the brand usually does not matter, it is almost always the quality of the TV. When a customer inquires what the…