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repair a plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by momo, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. momo

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    new member.

    i have got the chance of getting an old pioneer plasma very cheap.
    but it doesnt work!

    is there any way i can get it repaired except going to pioneer, as i have already asked them and the quote is very expensive. i could buy a new screen cheaper. maybe they want me to do that!

    any advice obviously appreciated.
     
  2. spanky2k

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    What's wrong with it? Do you know what's gone on it?
     
  3. momo

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    well.
    dont laugh because it wasnt me, but it was dropped.

    i guess the high price in the quote was due to a replacement screen.
    thanks for fast reply. i'm in the office and have to keep hiding what i'm doing!
     
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    Well you could be lucky I guess and it might not be the screen that's busted. If your getting it for ridiculously cheap then you could always get it and then play around with it, trying to fix it. If you have no joy then you could sell it on ebay, I've seen duff units on there before - people sometimes buy them for spares.
     
  5. momo

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    i know nothing about fixing electricals!
    thanks for the advice, i had considered that but its not the best thing to do is it? how the hell would i sort out delivery for a start.

    thanks anyway, i will have to ponder the risks.
     
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    The buyer pays for the delivery on ebay. I've seen stuff being sold where the delivery is more than the actual item many a time!!
     
  7. momo

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    but does anyone have any ideas of where i could go to get the thing repaired?
    if its even possible to repair a dropped plasma?
     
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    How cheap is very cheap?

    And how much did Pioneer quote?How could they quote if you didn't tell them exactly what's wrong, did they say what they thought it was or was it just a "worst case" quote?

    Just curious :blush:
     
  9. momo

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    cheap is around £50 and travelling some distance to collect it.

    pioneer quoted £6000 to repair the screen. they said they would have to replace the 'screen' before they would begin any testing. so its almost a lost cause for me being an average joe i know very little about plasma screens.

    a plasma screen is made up of thousands of glass 'balls' (richer sounds explanation) which i guess must have broken when the screen was dropped by some clumsy f*ckwits

    i cant find anyone who can repair plasma screens, they all say 'take it to the manufacturer.'
    -not worth the money!
     
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    well, not that this'll help anyone, but i met an old friend who's dad is a technician,
    he came to the conclusion that it lost its 'gas' when it dropped. so to replenish the gas just isnt worth it (same as replacing the screen really)

    i have given up and will let pioneer scrap the thing.
     

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