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Replacement LCD Panels?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by K. M. Kirby, May 6, 2007.

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  1. K. M. Kirby

    K. M. Kirby Guest

    After spotting a Westinghouse LTV-19w3 in a pile of ruins from an
    apartment fire, my curiosity got the better of me and I carted it off
    to get a closer look. This is the first HDTV-type set I've ever had in
    my hands, so after cleaning off the soot and testing the power, it was
    amazing to see it in operation up close--even though the actual lcd
    screen was basically shattered.

    The sound worked okay, and lights moved around in the cracked surface
    of the panel, so I decided to remove the glass to see about finding a
    replacement piece. Several stick-on contacts across the top came off
    easily and the old panel was soon tossed.

    Is there a supply source for replacement lcd panels?

    How would one reattach the contacts?

  2. A new set costs less than a new panel.
  3. K. M. Kirby

    K. M. Kirby Guest I've noticed.

    Just doesn't seem right, do it?

    Maybe after those new laser-sets go on the market, with their superior
    color displays, then lcd prices can go down and parts supply will
    become more normal.
  4. Doubt it. It wasn't economic to replace the CRT in tube TV sets AFAIK.
  5. JW

    JW Guest

    You know what I'd do with your salvaged set? I'd buy a new unit of the
    exact same model number, and keep the one you found for parts.
  6. Clint Sharp

    Clint Sharp Guest

    Hasn't been for a while now, but I have replaced many in my time as a TV
    tech. Umm, last one I had replaced was in a Sony but that was a warranty
    job about four years ago so it's worth it to somebody.
  7. I did my share too, but that was back when it was not so expensive - when
    there were rebuilders and the like.
  8. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    Yes, the cost willc ome down of raw parts for manufacturers, and to retail
    finshed sets. Still won't help with repair parts, unless the LCD set
    manufacturers standardize, which they likely won't.
  9. Yes, the cost willc ome down of raw parts for manufacturers, and to retail
    It's not simply the cost of the screen's manufacture that makes the
    replacement expensive, but the marketing decision to price the replacement
    part high enough so as to motivate you to buy another TV rather than fix

    Remember: manufacturers make money selling *new* sets. That's their "raisin
    debt" (c;
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