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Broken Screen and Stuck on Standby

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Anastie, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Anastie

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    This is not my plasma.
    I wanted to get that out of the way as I would not be so stupid as to buy one from a car boot sale with a cracked screen :nono:
    However im in a sympathetic mood and thought as I was asked for my advice I would help this sad person out!
    My friends husband has foolishly bought a SKY branded plasma at aforementioned sale. He paid a ridiculous £250 for it with no leads, instructions, remote etc.
    Obviously it does not work :clap: he has asked my advice but I know little about plasma repairs and he is getting a lot of grief rightly so from his wife who is a very good friend of mine and I would like to help her if nothing else. (although part of me wishes to let him stew for been so stupid).
    So given the smashed screen, no remote, stuck on standby etc etc is there any hope for this plasma? Due to the smashed screen (cracks running from the top left corner to the centre) is it a right off?
    Thanks folks.
     
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    Commit him to a lunatic asylum immediately, and next time he gets the urge, tell him to spend the money on beer. At least he'll have a hangover to show for it.
     
  3. Anastie

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    LOl I would like to do that as his wife does not deserve such a ******. But we do what we can to help those with less brain cells than we have :)
     
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    Brain the size of a planet and they ask me if a cracked sky plasma is a write off! IMHO the thing was a write off when it left the factory, so maybe it's a blessing!
     
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    Hello Anastie

    If he wants some more broken units at £250.00 a pop give him my number we have a couple he can even - he can even have a broken 50" for that price!!!

    Its in the bin - it'll cost more to repair what was a bad product in the first place than it would to buy a NEW Warranted 42" unit from the likes of Panasonic.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    PML thanks folks I do get a perverse pleasure out of telling him all of this when I get in touch now that my suspicions of it being borked :)
     
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    LOL missed out on that line Joe! Still got a bust PWD7 parked here! Anyone want it for spares?
     
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    Just goes to show........they're not all locked up yet!
     
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    you think i'm joking

    if you ever get the chance have a chat with an insurance claims investigator - what i mentioned is childs play to what really goes on :D

    there is a widespread business in expensive damaged goods for hire :devil:

    and lets not get too self righteous - there have been more than one or two mentions on the forum about shall we say spurious insurance claims :rolleyes:
     
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    no mate, i was referring to the nutter who bought it :)
     
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    Perhaps I'd better take the PWD to bits before junking it, to avoid some dork getting hold of it and raising my insurance premium. I class that as antisocial behavior.
     
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    MAW did you get my pm regarding other 'panny' matters??
     
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    Just got a text from the said persons wife. She past on the above thoughts that I told her about - peed off was the word that came to mind. Then only to be told that his friend also bought one from the same person ROFL
     
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    Samjet, I have replied to 1 pm, tried again just now.
     
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    Did the other one also have a cracked screen that was sold????

    Sitting here thinking at my desk...... :rolleyes: (doesnt happen often)

    Why would u buy a plasma with a cracked screen, no remote or cables??

    Did he think we would be able to purchase a screen crack remover off the internet and then find a remote and cables on ebay??

    saying that i assume u could use any Sky remote as its a Sky plasma. Have to admit i did look at these Sky plasmas before i saw the light and bought a Panny.

    I have bought some serious rubbish in my time but this really takes the biscuit.

    Dal
     
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    I wonder if the intention with selling these is as Samjet posted? Is that incitement to commit fraud? Sounds like the seller bought a job lot of busted ones.
     
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    now you are getting as cynical as moi :D
     
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    To be honets I just think he is stupid and thick. He does this sort of thing to immpress his wife. This time he failed badly. he's the sort of guy that come sin from work and says im taking a year out to go abroad, leaving his wife at home and no income. Not the brightest star in the sky (forgive the pun).
    he then came down to earth when asked how would the mortgage get paid if you go abroad for a year-- DOH
     
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    sounds a complete dick!
     
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    :rotfl: never one to mince his words is our Mep......

    Dal
     
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