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Help - Son thrown a paddy and gouged my screen with a Fork

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by lawrenso, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. lawrenso

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    Hi All,

    My son has thrown a paddy and gouged my 2 week old PX11's screen with a fork (and don't anybody have a dig about it improving picture quality :mad: especially Panny owners :smashin: )

    My question is, as I reach for the home insurance phone number, can this protective (plastic) outer screen be replaced or is it a new screen????

    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    Lawrenso
     
  2. Taz69

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    Hi m8, sorry to hear that, not sure if you can replace the outer screen cover, but make sure you dont tell the insurance company that your son threw a paddy then took it out on your screen as this may not be seen as a Accident!

    Maybe worth ringing LG to see if they do spares etc, or even the place where you bought it from, sometimes they give you accidental damage on the warranty for a certain period.

    Good luck either way, maybe a good idea to put the screen higher up the wall so he cant reach it.

    Taz
     
  3. blzbob

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    Forkin ell, it'll take 15 years to recover that from his pocket money!

    Maybe you could sell him on ebay, his fork skills might be useful for preparing microwave meals?
     
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    It should be covered by your insurance policy so long as you have AD cover.
     
  5. lawrenso

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    It was just the one off, misses gave him his food out of his high chair (he is only 21 months old)

    It's taken me 2 years of no pressies for Xmas, birthday or anniversary - and what makes it worse is my wife is basically saying it is my fault for getting one in the first place and I am not allowed to be a bit ****** off - but complains when her friends son puts marks on the walls. :mad:

    Lawrenso
     
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    :rotfl:

    On a more serious note, how deep is the damage - is it just a scratch or is it a thick 'groove'? How old is he?
     
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    You Could always put the missus on Ebay instead :devil: !! LOL apologies couldn't Resist!! :D
     
  8. lawrenso

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    I would except I don't think I would get that many offers, and the postage costs would exceed anything I would make :devil: :rotfl: :rotfl: anyway - she would be sent back under distance selling regs - not fit for purpose :D If only these were in effect when I married her :oops:

    With regards to the damage - there are about 5 chips out of it with two having scratches coming away from the chip - I know they can repair windscreens but what about plasma screens???

    Lawrenso
     
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    Yes, definitely your fault for getting one - should have worn a condom :)
     
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    lawrenso

    There's a good chance you can simply have the front filter replaced - as per a previous post call LG Service and talk if over with them.

    Your still looking at a couple of hundred quid for the part mind!!!

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  11. thfccambs

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    I know how you feel m8,my 2 year old daughter some how put 3 marks right in the middle of my Hitachi plasma.
    Luckily i got JL to come and take it away for a refund as i wasn't happy at all about the buzzing noise. :D

    Couldn't believe my luck. :D
     

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