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can I change the tube on a philips 32 tv myself ?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by mcaw, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. mcaw

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    I have a 2 1/2 year old Philips 32 tv 32pw6515 with a knackered tube.
    Philips as a gesture will supply a new tube for £99. The engineer who initially looked at it want £125 + vat to fit it. Total cost approx £250. The newer model of this tv 32pw6518 can be bought for around £350 without cabinet, so is it really worth it ?
    Can I change the tube myself ? I am reasonable handy, computers projectors etc but have never done a crt before.
    Anybody any ideas

    Martin
     
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    I would strongly advise against CRT DIY.
    It isn't just a question of replacement, the new tube has to be set up from scratch and the procedure has the potential of being literally lethal. Leave well alone.
     
  3. EviL AnGeL

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    Absolutely. Do NOT touch it if you don't know what you are doing. CRT's can hold a potentially lethal charge for weeks after being unplugged and need to be discharged properly. Personally I'd go with a new TV as at least you get another 12 months warranty.
     
  4. Tight Git

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    mcaw,

    Changing a CRT should not be undertaken under any circumstances unless you have the right training and correct equipment. :lesson:

    Also, if you do try it but run into trouble, you're going to have to pay the £125 (possibly more) anyway.

    That's assuming you survive! :eek:

    If you think £125 is a bit steep, consider that the TV will have to be taken away and returned in addition to the actual tube change, as this is not something that can be done in the home.

    I agree that a new TV is the best bet.

    Good luck. :thumbsup:
     
  5. JayCee

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    Where are you located?
     
  6. mcaw

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    So it's a no then !!
    JayCee im near Preston Lancashire.
    I will try and get Philips to give me a credit against a new set instead.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Martin
     
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    Do you do DIY Brain surgery too?
    Buy a new or second hand TV!
     
  8. mcaw

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    Aladin

    I'll turn my hand to anything, do you want a new brain installing ? or would you prefer me to try and eek a couple more years out of the one your currently using.....
     

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