LCD TV repair
Save money by sending your TV to a repair service to have the LCD screen fixed.
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Has the LCD screen on your TV, laptop or other device cracked? Before you throw it away and buy an expensive replacement, consider using a repair service to fix it. Here's a guide to finding a reputable LCD screen repair service.
What is an LCD screen repair service?
An electronics repair service inspects and repairs broken LCD screens on a range of devices such as TVs, monitors, laptops and mobile phones.
A repair service will take your device, remove the old broken screen and then repair or replace the LCD screen, sourcing specific parts if needed.
How do I book an LCD screen repair?
You can book a repair service directly with a repair store over the phone or online, use an online comparison website to find one, or contact the manufacturer if the device is under warranty. Some online service websites like Airtasker and Oneflare will allow you to post your job, and then compare quotes from different repairs until you find one that you like.
How much does an LCD screen repair cost?
The cost of a repair service depends on the type of device, the damage to the screen, and how quickly you need the repair done. An express service will cost more than a standard service. Prices start at $100 for a basic screen, rising to several hundred for larger screens with features such as touchscreen functionality.
How do I compare LCD screen repair services?
To compare screen repair services and find the right one for you, collect several quotes. To get the most accurate quotes, you will need to provide the manufacturer and model of your device. You should find out the cost of each service, how long it will take, whether the company will be able to source parts, and whether it has insurance to cover damage.
How should I prepare for an LCD screen repair?
Before sending your device for repair, check the screen to assess the damage, whether there are lines or spots in the picture, poor picture quality or no picture at all. Check whether it is the screen itself and not a screen cover or protector that needs repairing. You can also use a scratch repair kit to deal with minor issues yourself.
How long does an LCD screen repair take?
How long a screen repair takes depends on the extent of the damage and whether new parts are needed. A minor crack is not difficult to repair. There are some services that can deliver a replacement screen the next working day.
What to consider when booking an LCD screen repair
An authorised independent repair service is typically cheaper than returning a device to the manufacturer for repair, although the manufacturer will be in the best position to repair it. You should check the warranty before selecting a repairer, as using an unauthorised service could render the warrant void. You should also make sure that the repair service you use is experienced in dealing with similar devices and has insurance in place.
Do I need to be present for an LCD screen repair?
You do not need to be present for the repair as you will take your device to a store or send it away to be repaired.
Pros and cons of an LCD screen repair
- A repair service can fix your device, saving you from having to buy a new one.
- A specialist service can return your repaired device within days.
- Depending on the device, it may be difficult to source replacement parts.
- More expensive than repairing or replacing the screen yourself.
- For older devices, repairing the screen may be more expensive than buying a replacement device
Frequently asked questions
Can you fix an LCD screen without replacing it?
In most cases, the design of an LCD screen means that if it is cracked or broken it cannot be repaired without replacing it.
Can my LCD TV screen be repaired?
Yes. An LCD TV screen can be repaired if there is damage to internal parts that have failed and prevent the screen from working correctly. If the screen is cracked or broken on the surface it can be replaced with a new panel.
Can the LCD screen on my laptop be repaired?
A laptop LCD screen can be replaced with a replacement panel, although the price and complexity of the job will depend on the make and model. Usually, a faulty or broken LCD panel can be detached from the video connector and a new one can be attached in its place.
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