Having a cracked TV screen may be everyone’s worst nightmare. It takes only a few pounds of pressure to crack a
television screen internally; a trivial act of carelessness at home, resulting in cracking of one of your most pricey household appliances. Some common causes for damaged TV screens include: dropping the TV on the ground, throwing an object like a TV remote on the television screen, or improper handling of the TV either by holding it by the screen instead of the base.
If a problem arises and you are out of your warranty, screen repair can cost as much as a new television. It is important to note that a warranty will not cover accidental damage unless one specifically bought that option from the store. The cost of repairing your TV screen will largely depend on the type of TV that you have. There’re several different types; LED (Liquid Crystal Display with LED-backlighting in place of the cold-cathode technique in use by traditional LCD Televisions), Plasma (which employs inert gases to emit pictures on the screen), and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Televisions.
LED televisions are one of the most costly designs, and can be equally costly to repair. If a crack or scratch appears, the usual cost of repair is around 95% of the original cost of the TV (as new). This translates to 32”TV$200-400 55”TV 650 to $1100. The main reason for the high cost involved is mainly due to the fact that the TV screen itself cannot be simply repaired, but it’ll need to be replaced.
The damage here largely depends on the extent of the crack. In case the fracture is deep seated, the gas may have already escaped from between the 2 glass panels comprising your Plasma TV screen. In the event that this has ensued, your Plasma TV will no longer be able to project images.
With LCD screens; you have a good prospect that the set can be repaired as LCD technology involves fitting a plastic screen between glass sections. If the plastic TV screen itself has been fractured, it is possible to have it replaced at a comparatively minor cost as compared to the overall cost of purchasing a new television.
However, if the LCD is the part damaged (as opposed to the plastic sheeting section) then the costs involved can be much greater. A cracked LCD screen can cost over $400 to repair.
Overall, the price to repair an LCD TV screen is hard to pin down. However, the larger the size, the larger the bill. For small TVs, TVs under warranty, and more expensive TVs, replacement is a wonderful option. Getting an extended warranty with a repair is one of the many ways to protect one’s investment as well.