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Toshiba disappointing build quality.

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Tel boy, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Tel boy

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    Hi,
    Just wondering does your Toshiba TV keep giving off loud cabinet cracks & creeks?

    I've had my 32” widescreen Tosh for about 9 months now & it has steadily got worse with the creeks & bangs. If its late at night & you are sitting watching something with the volume low it nearly scares the crap out of you when it does it :eek:
    On average it creaks or bangs about once an hour & sometimes it does a series of bangs.

    I can only put the creaking & banging down to poor build quality….I don't think it's a new issue as my old Toshiba TV done the same but I put this down to the TV being old etc.

    However here I am with a modern TV that is really starting to annoying me with the creaks & bangs :mad:

    Anyone else suffering the same?

    Tb.
     
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    yep my toshiba 33 inch creaks and farts also..................................................but not as often as yours
     
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    Yep, my 40" Tosh RO often creaks and makes some other strange noise like a deep thud every now and again!

    Mind you my old Sony WS Tv was a bit creaky too.

    I put it all down to age as my limbs are making similar noises when I bend them :rolleyes:
     
  4. DRGL

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    One reason i don't like Toshiba-cheap cases,unlike this :-

    [​IMG]

    How a case should be :)
     
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    Pity the TV's aren't up to much.
     
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    heard that it can be power supplies that give a small bang/creak/snap noise, nothing to worry about, allegedly, quite common iirc.
     
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    Never heard a peep out of my 51wh36 rptv - the case and internals are silent. Can't fault the build quality either and it's sodding huge!
     
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    Obviously haven't watched an HQ100 then...............
     
  9. Tel boy

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    So it looks like I'm not the only one to notice the banging & cracking!

    Rather than mess around trying to enhance picture quality on the sets you would think the manufacturers would try to make a cabinet that doesn't spoil your viewing by banging & creaking a lot of the time. We never had this problem when TV's had the pressed hardboard type backs on them!

    If I had paid £200 for a low end TV I would maybe expect a few creaks from it ….but I don't think this is acceptable from an expensive TV.

    This is really starting to annoy me :mad: ….time to write to Toshiba I think!

    Tb.
     
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    I used to have a lot of creaks from an old Hitachi, but my new Toshiba 36zp48, no problems at all.

    Is your television near an entry/exit door,where it may rapidly heat or cool?
     
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    Got 2 Toshibas and a Sony here....

    The Sony is about 12 yrs old now,and still works,putting up with No.3 child's abuse,and built like a tank.

    The 2 Tosh's are a 28" that has worked perfectly for 7 years,with one tube replacement thanks to the kids,and a 50"RPTV.
    Neither are as well built as the Sony,but both are perfectly solid(Esp the RPTV),and neither make any noises other than those they should make!
     
  12. Tel boy

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    No it's not in any drafts or in a position where the temperature changes quickly.

    I guess it's just a crap TV :thumbsdow

    Tb.
     
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    One thing that sometimes helps with expansion/contraction noises from plastic cases is to leave the set on for a few hours to get it hot and then loosen all of the rear cabinet screws by a couple of turns and then tighten them again. This re-seats the front and back cabinets in slightly different positions and can help.
     

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