Do people still repair TVs? and is it worth doing? I came home today to find my Samsung HDTV had bit the dust, despite being well taken care of, plugged into a UPS and all of that..
When trying to get it to start, it clicks a few times and there is a moment of sound but it is never able to successfully activate the picture tube. After trying unsuccessfully to start, it clicks off. Fully removing it from power and plugging it back in hasn't done anything.
In any case, the TV is out of warranty, but it wasn't a really cheap TV when I brought it in 2002, ao I'm disinclined to replace it. It's a 27 in. flat CRT HDTV with two component inputs and a slew of regular composite inputs on the back, and I'm using all of them, so I imagine it won't be cheap to replace if I were to buy new.
Worth getting repaired? How much can I expect to spend?
Keep in mind that me looking at it myself is completely out of the question.. I deal in software, folks. Design an enterprise identity management system? Configure some servers? No problem.. but, my legally-blind self isn’t about to start poking around inside a TV with all of its capacitors and what not.. :)