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post #21 of 24
Keep an eye on the local adds,,probably cheaper to just get a new one!

I mean,,,even with my cheap cordless GE tele,,in the manual there is a
replacement parts price list, the A/C plug cost $20,,but the Whole unit
when i bought it was $15!
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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by JeffB View Post
No the purpose of high repair costs is to deter people from repairing equipment. I worked in a warranty repair shop for consumer electronics (everything, every brand) and when you consider the costs to replace the logic board on a cannon BJ-200 printer is $250, and the printer was a $90 printer, it's kind of obvious what they're going for
Not true, Pioneer has a $99.95 am/fm/cd/mp3 car stereo with 1yr warranty, when one breaks for any reason under warranty, they will replace the unit with new and tell us to throw the old one away. This is not due to them not wanting to repair the unit, it is becaue it costs more to repair than replace.
This is common in consumer electronics untill you hit about the $300.00 price point retail. There is a point where it makes sense to fix it and it is cost effective, but I would bet the repair charge with shipping would be around 150.00-200.00 and only have a 90day warranty.
BTW it is common practice for the company to put the $65.00 estimate toward the rull repair charge if you have it fixed, but if you don't they keep the $65.00.
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Yes, that's great if it's under warranty.
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I'm a tech in a computer shop, and I sure as hell didn't go to MIT... LOL

Anyways, back on subject. They're right, inverter or CCFL.
Anytime we get a customer with this problem we sell them a new monitor, and then we generally keep the old one, since we can pretty much fix them "easily".

Out of 4 monitors, I've got one up and running by getting together 4good CCFLs together from the other 3. Now, I'm just waiting on the boss to order a ten-pack of CCFLs from a place so I can repair the other 3. (Once all four are repaired, I get one for doing the repairs, and we'll use the others here in the shop.)

As far as what you'd expect to pay to repair an LCD monitor, you can generally figure that if its just the inverter, cheaper to repair. If its the CCFLs, then cheaper to buy. ex. we charge $50/hour in-shop. We're going to charge you a min. of 3 hours to tear down and repair an LCD monitor + cost of parts. (of which, I personally get about $12/hour). So, on a 17" LCD, figure $150+$40-50 (to replace all 4 CCFLs if needed). = ~$200... you're better off buying a new monitor.

That being said, if the monitor is 17" or bigger, I'll take it... j/k, my wife would kill me if I did that...
    
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