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Loewe VGA Card Fitting

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Gerbil, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Gerbil

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    Just ordered a Loewe 9381 Aconda from John Lewis as a replacement for my Philips 9617 which had geometry problems.

    I ordered the VGA card also which apparently costs £76, but according to JL, Loewe have quoted £65 to fit it.

    Anbody here fitted their own? £65 fitting for a £76 part seems a trifle excessive if its like fitting a graphics card to a PC.

    I've told John Lewis I'll fit it myself, but its not too late to change my mind if someone here has a horror story to tell
     
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    I was told that if you can fit a card to a pc then you can fit the vga card to the Loewe. In fact I was told that it was like fitting extra memory to a pc, just slot it in.

    So if you are confident, fit it yourself.
     
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    Would doing it yourself affect the warranty?
     
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    Fitting the VGA Card is an easy enough process. I did not fit my own but I stood over the engineer who did fit it. £65 for fitting seems extortionate as I only payed £85 all in inc fitting. If you have any PC installation experience it would not be a problem, in fact, you wouldn't really need this. Once fitted, you need to activate by going to the service menu and change two bits in the Option Bytes Menu. I can tell you what bits to change if you do decide to do it yourself.

    As for warranty, I would imagine that fitting the card yourself would indeed affect your warranty but I doubt this would ever be questioned should something go wrong with the set in the future. In the unlikely event that the TV develops a fault, You could always remove the VGA Card and reset the service menu before reporting anything. ;)
     
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    Someone is taking the ****. I saw the manual etc when playing with the VGA card the other day. It is not difficult. Do it yourself.
     
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    Thanks for those replies.

    I think thats confirmed it as a DIY job then!

    I must admit I was a bit surprised when it came to £76 as its listed as 80 euros on the Loewe web site. Then when they said £65 for fitting I was even more gob smacked. Considering how much the TV costs over the 9617 I'm keen to save the extra cash. What price geometrical bliss though?

    John Lewis are quoting a couple of weeks for delivery I've ordered the black one which apparently isn't a standard stock item for them.

    I might be contacting you in a couple of weeks groundy for those option byte settings if that's OK.

    Thanks again for the replies.
     

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