Hot Deal Help Needed : TV suddenly stopped working.

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Hi Folks,

I am using Toshiba 99 cm (39 inch) HD Ready LED TV (39P2305ZE, Black) and bought this 6 years back in the month of June for about 33k if i am not wrong. Today suddenly while i was watching tv the display started blinking and i turned it off and again when i turned it on i could only see a yellow light on the bottom of my tv which means it booted and also i could hear some sound of my tv box connected. So is the display gone now?
If motherboard was an issue, it wouldn’t even have booted right?

What shall i do in this case now? How much will these guys charge if in case i need to replace my display or what are the other TV options available as far as new brands are concerned. I know we have brands like VU, mmx, moto, kotak etc which are very cheap but what about their reliability and after sales support? Also considering the corona scare in my area i don’t think it would be an great idea to call their technician for checking my tv set now cry

Your suggestions will be appreciated. #JJkanasibkharabchalrahhailockdownme (PS- Situation is getting worse in my vicinity and my bad luck now)

Tagging my folks here @bikidas2060 @_One_Miller_ @androgame @desiman @rajrocks @deb3l @malikcool @getready @ayushiVijay @Simbha3 @Priyanka @Tera_Jija @DealBroker23
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Dont go for brand service center (since its out of warranty and seemingly old one) , they would create a huge bill and then you would think buying a new one was more feasible .
Would recommend to get it checked for the issue once from some known/ trusted local mechanic, and see what he quotes.
Then think whether to get it repaired or buy a new one
This is the issue with LEDs , display is very volatile confused

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Display started blinking means maybe it is a backlit issue. Maybe it is some controller issue. Only the repair dude can tell. Bhai, I really don’t know about the brands you have mentioned. You might go with Moto/Kodak because of their past brand value I guess. Let’s read some user reviews on them.

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androgame wrote:

Dont go for brand service center (since its out of warranty and seemingly old one) , they would create a huge bill and then you would think buying a new one was more feasible .
Would recommend to get it checked for the issue once from some known/ trusted local mechanic, and see what he quotes.
Then think whether to get it repaired or buy a new one
This is the issue with LEDs , display is very volatile confused

This lockdown in my area and spike in corona cases ruined up everything.
I too want to know the exact issue but i am helpless too now @bikidas2060

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androgame wrote:

Dont go for brand service center (since its out of warranty and seemingly old one) , they would create a huge bill and then you would think buying a new one was more feasible .
Would recommend to get it checked for the issue once from some known/ trusted local mechanic, and see what he quotes.
Then think whether to get it repaired or buy a new one
This is the issue with LEDs , display is very volatile confused

+1

@mrKool_JJ The issue seems to be with the display.

Don’t go with brand service. They will charge you hefty amount.

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malikcool wrote:

+1

@mrKool_JJ The issue seems to be with the display.

Don’t go with brand service. They will charge you hefty amount.

Then too any estimate for 40inch display?

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Have you noticed any voltage fluctuations ? Or is your tv connected with stabilizer ?

Plug it out from all connections and dust well (using vacuum cleaner if available).. and then reconnect it to check your luck. (It may seems weird idea, but sometimes it will work.. try it once)

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Then too any estimate for 40inch display?

I suggest check olx or quikr for tv mechanic who services ur tv brand… These guys will call you for visit and charge 200-300 for visit but will give you right advice. All the best… smile

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Then too any estimate for 40inch display?

My friend got his 32" mi tv display changed and costed him around 4-5k i think he overpaid but still you can get an idea of price.

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_One_Miller_ wrote:

बेच do

Correct that’s what I will also suggest.
Get it checked by mechanics and get an idea of repair cost if it exceeds 5-6k better not to repair.
Insted buy a new 32" one which will cost around same.
Repair will never give a orignal quality and experience and will always be more prone to issues in future.

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mastervijay wrote:

Have you noticed any voltage fluctuations ? Or is your tv connected with stabilizer ?

Plug it out from all connections and dust well (using vacuum cleaner if available).. and then reconnect it to check your luck. (It may seems weird idea, but sometimes it will work.. try it once)

Yes there are voltage fluctuations because my utility is a govt body.
I’ll try to unplug and replug my tv as well but i don’t have a vaccum cleaner.

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Questions that might help you take decisions

1. Are you in tier1/tier 2 city?
2. If yes, you might get a quote(may be repair) via urban clap (there might be offers). If no, you need to call local vendors/stores technicians.
3. Can you wait till lockdown? Have a spare TV (prepare till end of this year) (if worried about coronavirus from technicians)
4. Did you see youtube? (Many may faced similar issue)
5. Can you spare money to buy a new one? (Are you satisfied by 6 years lifetime)
6. If yes, we can discuss this later

My personal opinion -

1. Ask technician to home to see the TV. (cover his face with mask ans use sanitizer)
2. Get quote
3. If resonable get it repaired
4. If no give counter offer to buy tv
5. get a new tv in prime day
6. If can wait till lockdown (6 months) you can take decision later

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Ash-D wrote:

Correct that’s what I will also suggest.
Get it checked by mechanics and get an idea of repair cost if it exceeds 5-6k better not to repair.
Insted buy a new 32" one which will cost around same.
Repair will never give a orignal quality and experience and will always be more prone to issues in future.

+1

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Yes there are voltage fluctuations because my utility is a govt body.
I’ll try to unplug and replug my tv as well but i don’t have a vaccum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaner is just an optional.. you can dust it fully by unmounting from the wall manually.. !

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Buying 32 inch Vu or some other brand seems a good idea considering age of your TV, Corona scare/ lockdown situation, estimated cost of repair.

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Go for VU smart tv or android tv. Thats it, repairing would easily cost 2-4k

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ask local technician to have look and estimate the cost. if its minimal then get it repaired or else buy new one. sell off the old tv to repair guys. they will reuse the parts.

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mastervijay wrote:

Vacuum cleaner is just an optional.. you can dust it fully by unmounting from the wall manually.. !

It’s not wall mounted i have just kept it on our table.

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DealBroker23 wrote:

Questions that might help you take decisions

1. Are you in tier1/tier 2 city?
2. If yes, you might get a quote(may be repair) via urban clap (there might be offers). If no, you need to call local vendors/stores technicians.
3. Can you wait till lockdown? Have a spare TV (prepare till end of this year) (if worried about coronavirus from technicians)
4. Did you see youtube? (Many may faced similar issue)
5. Can you spare money to buy a new one? (Are you satisfied by 6 years lifetime)
6. If yes, we can discuss this later

My personal opinion -

1. Ask technician to home to see the TV. (cover his face with mask ans use sanitizer)
2. Get quote
3. If resonable get it repaired
4. If no give counter offer to buy tv
5. get a new tv in prime day
6. If can wait till lockdown (6 months) you can take decision later

Great bro you covered most of the points. But who will enter a RED zone let’s c.
Well if i get it replaced with another one i’ll sell this to those showroom fellas only and some additional discount. I’ll have to local quote now it’s just that our wing has more than 7+ positive cases (luckily no one in my floor). They will enter our house and if god forbid something happens and then everyone will have to suffer.

@rajrocks @HACKER1011 @cadence @mastervijay "
@Ash

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Great bro you covered most of the points. But who will enter a RED zone let’s c.
Well if i get it replaced with another one i’ll sell this to those showroom fellas only and some additional discount. I’ll have to local quote now it’s just that our wing has more than 7+ positive cases (luckily no one in my floor). They will enter our house and if god forbid something happens we everyone will suffer.

@rajrocks @HACKER1011 @cadence @mastervijay "
@Ash

Thats something serious

May be wait few weeks if you can.
Also, did you find similar problem with same model of your tv?

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

It’s not wall mounted i have just kept it on our table.

Then youtube it what are all the possible faults and evaluate yourself how much approx it would cost to repair. (Atleast you can guess upto 50% of possible faults)

If you’re interested (and ready to learn/take risk by dismantling) you can try it without harming the internal parts by watching few YouTube videos. With the use of multimeter and few checks on circuit board to identify the faults upto 80%.. It involves lot of time , patience and risk. Act accordingly by understanding the risk.

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

This lockdown in my area and spike in corona cases ruined up everything.
I too want to know the exact issue but i am helpless too now @bikidas2060

If you have interest in technical things even a little, watch YouTube videos on how to troubleshoot to isolate the exact issue. Once you find that, you can think of repairing.

About 15 days back my Micromax developed backlight issues, I repaired at my own watching YT videos. Local technicians were asking 2500. I repaired it for 180 only. If it’s a motherboard issue, you can replace it with a universal motherboard at below 1000. Repairing backlight is even cheaper. Panel replacement is the only thing that’s costly.

https://www.amazon.in/VSDISPLAY-Driver-Controll...

That’s your full tv kit minus the led panel. It includes universal motherboard, led backlight power supply, led panel control buttons and remote. The motherboard runs at 12v, you can buy that adapter separately. This kit can be bought for less than 2000 at a local tv repair shop

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My TV automatically changing colour for some time or some minutes daily. But it is working m using since 2004

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iamshashikant wrote:

My TV automatically changing colour for some time or some minutes daily. But it is working m using since 2004

CRT TV?? May be it is having some sort of external magnetic interference. It must be happening on the corners.

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bikidas2060 wrote:

CRT TV?? May be it is having some sort of external magnetic interference. It must be happening on the corners.

Probably yes.
CRT’s had great shell life.

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