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Old 04-25-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default I have tons of broken 40-55 inch Vizios / sell

Is there a way to sell these for parts or entires set? I am very new to this but, I have access to quite a few even some Sharps...

Hope I didnt post wrong.. I am just wwondering what to do with these TV`s and it looks like everyone needs parts or repairs...

Thoughts? Please dont be hating on me... lol
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:43 AM   #2
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...Since fixing a broken panel is often nearly as expensive as buying new I don't like your chances of cashing in on your "gold mine"
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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Well Dang,

I was hoping to remove the boards and sell them.

I personally have a 47 inch with cracked LCD. Hoping that one of the others has a good one so I can change them out.

I may check around ebay and see if the parts will sell. Thanks for your reply. I hope the Gold Mine will survive tho... lol
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:45 AM   #4
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I was hoping to remove the boards and sell them. I may check around ebay and see if the parts will sell.
You probably will be able to sell them on Ebay. Some people like to fix discarded flat panel TVs (and Vizio is the #1 throw-away brand) and since they have such a high failure rate, the boards will probably sell.

I would get real organized and document the exact model number of each TV, and the part number of every board or component that will be removed for sale. Describe exactly what is wrong with each TV (cracked screen, or doesn't turn on, or has a vertical green static bar on the left of the screen running from top to bottom etc. Take pictures of any screen problems. All this will help buyers determine what parts are bad in your salvaged TVs.

Take several detailed pictures before the boards are removed from the TVs to show their original location and orientation, and then more pictures of the boards themselves. Keep the parts organized so you're sure that this board came from that TV etc.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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You probably will be able to sell them on Ebay. Some people like to fix discarded flat panel TVs (and Vizio is the #1 throw-away brand) and since they have such a high failure rate, the boards will probably sell.

I would get real organized and document the exact model number of each TV, and the part number of every board or component that will be removed for sale. Describe exactly what is wrong with each TV (cracked screen, or doesn't turn on, or has a vertical green static bar on the left of the screen running from top to bottom etc. Take pictures of any screen problems. All this will help buyers determine what parts are bad in your salvaged TVs.

Take several detailed pictures before the boards are removed from the TVs to show their original location and orientation, and then more pictures of the boards themselves. Keep the parts organized so you're sure that this board came from that TV etc.
Consumer Reports has a failure rate survey of popular brand LCD's sold since 2006. The lowest rate is 2% which includes Sony and Panasonic. Next is 3% which includes VIZIO, Sanyo, Sharp, and Samsung. Following at 4% are Toshiba, LG, and Phillips.

So 3% would actually be an average failure rate. Because of the number of units sold, 3% would certainly be a lot of sets, but the RATE of failure is not high.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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I will do that....

As for now I have one my GL47V that is locked out... Screen is cracked so I cant see to much but... I was clicking source button trying to get a picture and then I hit menu a few times just as the screen popped up with a picture I was turning the set off and now it will not do anything but on and off... I tried holding power 60 seconds after I unplugged it and even let it sit 4 hours.
Will try letting it sit over night and see what happens... Next I will call tech support...

Thanks for the advice...

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...Since fixing a broken panel is often nearly as expensive as buying new I don't like your chances of cashing in on your "gold mine"
I have a 2 year old Sony KDL-52W3000 that just had the panel go bad? Not cracked or mistreated, just quit working. Paid $2400 for the TV. Costs $3000 to fix it?!
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I will do that....

As for now I have one my GL47V that is locked out... Screen is cracked so I cant see to much but... I was clicking source button trying to get a picture and then I hit menu a few times just as the screen popped up with a picture I was turning the set off and now it will not do anything but on and off... I tried holding power 60 seconds after I unplugged it and even let it sit 4 hours.
Will try letting it sit over night and see what happens... Next I will call tech support...

Thanks for the advice...

Tony
I would be even more concerned if you unplugged it and the TV was still on. haha Good luck man!!
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I have a 2 year old Sony KDL-52W3000 that just had the panel go bad? Not cracked or mistreated, just quit working. Paid $2400 for the TV. Costs $3000 to fix it?!
that 3 year extended warranty you turned down would have come in handy now.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:31 AM   #10
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I got the TV as a package deal with a truckload of other stuff... Like I said I have access to lots of these TV,s and my thought was to find one without a cracked screen and replace the screen bringing my total investment to about $200.
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I got the TV as a package deal with a truckload of other stuff... Like I said I have access to lots of these TV,s and my thought was to find one without a cracked screen and replace the screen bringing my total investment to about $200.
that comment was directed toward "knees" hence the quote of his post in mine.

maybe you could try to build a working set or two out of what you have then part out the rest.
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Consumer Reports has a failure rate survey of popular brand LCD's sold since 2006. The lowest rate is 2% which includes Sony and Panasonic. Next is 3% which includes VIZIO, Sanyo, Sharp, and Samsung. Following at 4% are Toshiba, LG, and Phillips.

So 3% would actually be an average failure rate. Because of the number of units sold, 3% would certainly be a lot of sets, but the RATE of failure is not high.
Yep. Good data. Im not a Vizio fan or hater but too often here and elsewhere, brands get black-listed with nary any data to back it up except for the proverbial "My buddys mothers next door neighbor had *insert TV brand here* and it broke..."

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that 3 year extended warranty you turned down would have come in handy now.
Why would you rub salt in the wound for this poster?

Obviously if he had a crystal ball he would have gotten the warranty. Lets try to have a little more empathy around here huh?
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I'd say that 2%, 3%, 4% are all VERY, VERY high failure rates--- even for TV's . . .
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that 3 year extended warranty you turned down would have come in handy now.
Yeah.......well I wasn't offered it. But even if I had been, I wouldn't have taken it because I've never needed to. I've bought dozens of mid to high priced (both of my Sony LCD's were high priced to me) electronics and never had any issues up until now. Lesson learned I guess?! Still sticks in my craw that this unit crapped out in 2 years. But I guess what upsets me more is that there's no reasonable, cost effective fix.
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