Will you "really" loose ur garentee for entering Service Menu?

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  1. marchand

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    By entering the service menu on your telly. does this leave a trackeble trail or, if you change something but then change it back again, will the manufacture know this?

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    its only if you change something in the service menu, and then are unable to change it back, and have to get them out to restore the defaults

    that your in trouble

    if you just enter it to look at the panel, and only make adjustments you know how to, then you're fine. Just be carefull make a note of what you change though, so you can put it back to how it was

    its when you cant do that and they have to do it for you. your in trouble with the warranty.
     
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    I know for sure that Sony TV's leave a trail of how many times the service menu has been accessed.
    Don't know about other brands.
     
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    The real problem arises if an expensive fault arises with the TV.

    Even if you can undo the settings you changed in the service menu, as Bat-man says, there may still be a way for them to check if you have entered the menus and if you have, there is a danger that the manufacturer may refuse to honour the warranty.

    With TVs typically costing the best part of £1,000 you could be faced with big bills. You have to think very carefully about the potential consequences of tweaking some of the service menu settings.
     
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    Does any one know how to enter the service menu on the sharp XD1E, just says authorsed service dealers only?
     
  6. marchand

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    So if I understand you guys correctly?..................there is definitly away to check if someone has been mukking around in the service menu?
     
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    On Sony's certainly.
     
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    It does not stop the probability people to press the combination leading to service menu "unintentionally". There is not any clear and distinctive warning on using it. There is not any restriction to use it, it is not stated as forbidden by definition. Nothing about it in the manual.

    So by law, if anything happen then it is the manufacturer's fault, because it does not have any measured system to avoid it to happen unintentionally.

    If it constitutes a faulty under Sale of Goods Act the seller is responsible, under warranty promise the manufacturer is responsible.
    Unless otherwise it is stated on the box or in the user manual. Unless otherwise the user has been warned "formally" and "clearly".



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    I assume English is not your first language? :thumbsdow
     
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    lol sorry dude! ur right! :rotfl:
    Never realised my english was that bad
     

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