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  1. victorious

    victorious Guest

    My dog unfortunately decided to chew on the AC cord of my SONY tv,
    leaving it completely in two pieces. Is it possible to have the AC
    cord replaced? How costly is it and will it be done in such a manner
    that it will be just like "new"?
     
  2. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    The dog or the cord?
    It should be easy to do, and it will be just like new. The cost should
    be a minimum labour charge.


    - Franc Zabkar
     
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Yes, it's quite easy, should be inexpensive. Another option which you could
    do yourself is cut the chewed part off so you just have good wire, and
    install a replacement plug on it. If it's too short plug it into an
    extension cord. Not "good as new" but under 5 bucks, safe and functional.
     
  4. Most recent Sony sets have an ac cord that plugs into the power supply board
    inside the set. Unplug the set, take a look and if it does, ask the local
    shops if they have any Sony scrappers that they can pull a cord from and
    pick it up cheap.

    Leonard
     
  5. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Any TV service man should be able to order you a new original cord, and
    replace it. This is not a very expensive repair.

    If you know someone that can do a safe splice, it is possible to splice it.
    If there is enough slack on it, you can put on a new AC plug, and use it.

    As for safety, your dog is not going to live very long, if it continues to
    chew on AC cords. When I was doing TV service, I heard about pets getting
    killed or badly injured for life, when doing that type of practice. Having
    the mains voltage in the mouth can do some very bad injury!

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    Jerry G.
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    My dog unfortunately decided to chew on the AC cord of my SONY tv,
    leaving it completely in two pieces. Is it possible to have the AC
    cord replaced? How costly is it and will it be done in such a manner
    that it will be just like "new"?
     
  6. Bob Urz

    Bob Urz Guest

    One must be careful on what is called an "very expensive repair"
    Many of the larger TV shops have minimum rates on color TV's.
    The shop my dad used to work for that figure was around $110!
    $110 + the cost of the cord is NOT cheap. SO even though the cord itself
    is $5 to $20 dollars, the labor could be a killer. You would be better
    off at a smaller shop (if you can find one left). Ask before you leave
    it to fix what ALL the charges are. This includes Estimate, diagnosis,
    bench labor, pick up, disposal fee and anything else they can think of.

    To the TV shop, it just a dead TV which could have a myriad of other
    problems. I don't know how many times the customer had told me
    one thing, when it turned out to be so much more. You don't know until
    you put it on the bench and check it out. And there are charges to do
    that at most shops.

    Bob
     
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