TV repair discussion thread II [consolidated]

Status
Not open for further replies.

i1magic

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
21,904
Reaction score
45
This thread is to discuss option for repair of TVs. But the frank truth is that new sets are more difficult to repair and expensive to do so. The traditional repair shops in HDB flats do not have the parts or expertise unless it is a fuse issue or something simple.

So decide if the repairs make sense and whether a new set is a better bet.

Typically a decent TV can last 5 fives or so, but getting an extended warranty gives you peace of mind.

Remember a big TV is hard to carry in, and there is a risk of the rumoured "programmed death".

For the Part 1 of this topic, please go to :

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/house-displays-226/tv-repair-discussion-thread-consolidated-2234911.html
 
Last edited:

i1magic

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
21,904
Reaction score
45
Mine have the same problem. May I know any solution to repair?

My 47 inch plasma got black strip appear, how much karang guni give? Thanks.

Hi.. my samsung tv suddenly got blurry double pictures at the top.. this one can repair or just change tv?

Hi. I have a Samsung 40" 3D TV. Horizontal lines across display after turning on for a while. I tried to update software and it now turns off by itself 20 sec after powering on. Any recommended repair man or I should buy a new one? No more warranty.

anyone experience LG tv can ownself power on and sometimes the menu on the tv ownself appear, controller will then be at this point unable to control or exit the menu unless u press repeatedly and multiple times

Wah lau, so many people got problem with their TV ah.
 

blade39

Master Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2010
Messages
2,596
Reaction score
2
Less than 1yr old, means still got warranty right? Have you get Samsung to come down and check yet?
Yup, still in warranty. Didn't expect so fast the TV has problem already.

Just gave them a call this morning, CSO take down the details and will get technical team to call me to fix a date... Now waiting for their call. Haizz

Sent from Xiaomi REDMI NOTE 3 using GAGT
 

A-No-Ne

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2009
Messages
14,291
Reaction score
301
there is crackling sound coming from my tv speaker, is it better to repair or just buy an external speaker or soundbar? thanks~
 

i1magic

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
21,904
Reaction score
45
Yup, still in warranty. Didn't expect so fast the TV has problem already.

Just gave them a call this morning, CSO take down the details and will get technical team to call me to fix a date... Now waiting for their call. Haizz

Sent from Xiaomi REDMI NOTE 3 using GAGT

Ever since the last LG TV, more expensive model, I bought last time round that spoilt 40 days after the 3yrs warranty expired, I lose faith in the so-called branded TVs liao.

Then I bought :

1. SkyWorth 42" LED IPS hard panel TV for about $428 (Mar 2015)
2. Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" 4K IPS TV for about $1.4K+ (Aug 2015)

If this 2 TV were to last >3yrs, I will no longer pay more for the so-called branded liao.
 

blade39

Master Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2010
Messages
2,596
Reaction score
2
there is crackling sound coming from my tv speaker, is it better to repair or just buy an external speaker or soundbar? thanks~

Is your TV happen to be a Samsung??
Anyway, the speaker of those flat screen TV really CMI, best to use soundbar. Next time u change TV, sound bar still can use.

Ever since the last LG TV, more expensive model, I bought last time round that spoilt 40 days after the 3yrs warranty expired, I lose faith in the so-called branded TVs liao.

Then I bought :

1. SkyWorth 42" LED IPS hard panel TV for about $428 (Mar 2015)
2. Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" 4K IPS TV for about $1.4K+ (Aug 2015)

If this 2 TV were to last >3yrs, I will no longer pay more for the so-called branded liao.

Before i got this Samsung, i have did also considered getting the Xiaomi TV, but was worried of warranty issues and shipping issues (damaged or DOA etc).

Anyway, how u got ur Xiaomi? Through those local seller or brought it in from Taobao?
 

A-No-Ne

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2009
Messages
14,291
Reaction score
301
Is your TV happen to be a Samsung??
Anyway, the speaker of those flat screen TV really CMI, best to use soundbar. Next time u change TV, sound bar still can use.

omg, how do you know!? i think i gonna look for a soundbar tomorrow, thanks for the advice. :)
 

blade39

Master Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2010
Messages
2,596
Reaction score
2
omg, how do you know!? i think i gonna look for a soundbar tomorrow, thanks for the advice. :)

I just guess it lo.....:s42:

Saw alot of people in HWZ talking about issues with their Samsung TV.....
Have a bad feeling that mine also may spoil, then really spoil yesterday. No QC one :s22:

The tech better call me tmr and come fix ASAP... waste my time, cannot watch TV during PH. :mad:
 

athletic91

Master Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2007
Messages
4,952
Reaction score
11
Lg 42LV3730 unable to power on, only got red power led . Is it bad caps issue? any repairman pls pm me
 

i1magic

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
21,904
Reaction score
45
Ever since the last LG TV, more expensive model, I bought last time round that spoilt 40 days after the 3yrs warranty expired, I lose faith in the so-called branded TVs liao.

Then I bought :

1. SkyWorth 42" LED IPS hard panel TV for about $428 (Mar 2015)
2. Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" 4K IPS TV for about $1.4K+ (Aug 2015)

If this 2 TV were to last >3yrs, I will no longer pay more for the so-called branded liao.

Is your TV happen to be a Samsung??
Anyway, the speaker of those flat screen TV really CMI, best to use soundbar. Next time u change TV, sound bar still can use.



Before i got this Samsung, i have did also considered getting the Xiaomi TV, but was worried of warranty issues and shipping issues (damaged or DOA etc).

Anyway, how u got ur Xiaomi? Through those local seller or brought it in from Taobao?

The Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" is great. The MIUI for the TV is not bad.

There is a support group on HWZ already :
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...cussion-thread-ii-[consolidated]-5537965.html

I decided to buy from a local agent here (paid about $200-$300 more) because I only have to pay them when they deliver the TV, power it up and show that the TV is ok. I heard that recovery via those shipping agent can be quite difficult (heard only, cannot confirm).

Plus they does offer some local support. When you need any help, can Whatsapp them and they do reply, although they may not reply immediately.

The Xiaomi Player app is really good. Can see this short demo :

 

Henry Ng

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2011
Messages
12,742
Reaction score
8
The Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" is great. The MIUI for the TV is not bad.

There is a support group on HWZ already :
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...cussion-thread-ii-[consolidated]-5537965.html

I decided to buy from a local agent here (paid about $200-$300 more) because I only have to pay them when they deliver the TV, power it up and show that the TV is ok. I heard that recovery via those shipping agent can be quite difficult (heard only, cannot confirm).

Plus they does offer some local support. When you need any help, can Whatsapp them and they do reply, although they may not reply immediately.

The Xiaomi Player app is really good. Can see this short demo :


The bad is it is in Chinese text and many of us do not understand chinese.
 

i1magic

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
21,904
Reaction score
45
The Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" is great. The MIUI for the TV is not bad.

There is a support group on HWZ already :
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...cussion-thread-ii-[consolidated]-5537965.html

I decided to buy from a local agent here (paid about $200-$300 more) because I only have to pay them when they deliver the TV, power it up and show that the TV is ok. I heard that recovery via those shipping agent can be quite difficult (heard only, cannot confirm).

Plus they does offer some local support. When you need any help, can Whatsapp them and they do reply, although they may not reply immediately.

The Xiaomi Player app is really good. Can see this short demo :


The bad is it is in Chinese text and many of us do not understand chinese.

LOL! When you say "many of us", which category of people are you referring to?

This is Chinese song, so it display Chinese lyrics mah. If I were to play English song, then it'll display English lyrics lah. LOL!

Simple logic right?
 

grapewall

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2003
Messages
1,166
Reaction score
7
My toshiba LED tv which i bought 3.5 years ago recently started to display an error message whenever i switched it on. The message shown is "Usb over current status detected. Please remove the USB and unplug your tv."

Previously it only show this once in a while. Now is almost every time I switched it on. Almost with a few push on the remote control button can clear this message away, it's still annoying especially my old mother doesn't know how to clear it. I checked online and it seems appears that many users overseas faced the same issues.
I called up toshiba in Singapore, and they directed me to their outsourced service. Over the phone, i explained my issue. The lady was very courteous. But the repair cost don't come cheap. The PCB board need to be replaced and it costs $160.
Anybody faced the same issue as well? And I must say, it spoiled my confidence in Japanese goods. They're supposed to be very durable and reliable.
 

i1magic

Arch-Supremacy Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
21,904
Reaction score
45
My toshiba LED tv which i bought 3.5 years ago recently started to display an error message whenever i switched it on. The message shown is "Usb over current status detected. Please remove the USB and unplug your tv."

Previously it only show this once in a while. Now is almost every time I switched it on. Almost with a few push on the remote control button can clear this message away, it's still annoying especially my old mother doesn't know how to clear it. I checked online and it seems appears that many users overseas faced the same issues.
I called up toshiba in Singapore, and they directed me to their outsourced service. Over the phone, i explained my issue. The lady was very courteous. But the repair cost don't come cheap. The PCB board need to be replaced and it costs $160.
Anybody faced the same issue as well? And I must say, it spoiled my confidence in Japanese goods. They're supposed to be very durable and reliable.

Ever since the last LG TV (more expensive model) I bought last time round that spoilt 40 days after the 3yrs warranty expired, I lose faith in the so-called branded TVs liao.

Warraty expired, so LLST. But heng, managed to sell the spoilt TV for $100 on Carousell.

Then I bought :

1. SkyWorth 42" LED IPS hard panel TV for about $428 (Mar 2015)
In bedroom, watched about average 1-2hrs/day.

2. Xiaomi Mi TV 2 55" 4K IPS TV for about $1.4K+ (Aug 2015)
In the hall, watched about average 4-5hrs/day.

The usage of the Xiaomi Mi TV 2 is about double of the SkyWorth TV.

So if the Mi TV 2 last >3yrs and Skyworth last >6yrs, I will no longer pay more for the so-called branded liao.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.
Top