Sell Broken Flat Screen Tv

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With the importance of home entertainment in modern society, many people are choosing to invest in a flat screen TV,, which offers many benefits over preceding types of television sets, like the old CRTV TVs. However, these newer, classier-looking flat screen TVs often come at a hefty cost, making it even scarier when your TV stops working. Fortunately, troubleshooting and fixing flat screen TV problems is much easier than you might think.

Sure, the repairs may still require a nice chunk of change, or may even require the help of a professional, but it is better than buying a new flat screen TV.Repairing a Flat Screen TV When it comes to repairing a flat screen TV, there is a wide range of issues that can cause problems. The most common problems people seem to have are screen and picture-related. As long as whatever damage to the screen has not penetrated the layer of plasma or LCD pixels behind the screen, repairing the flat screen TV is possible.

If the damage is too deep, it may be necessary to replace the TV altogether. Scratched Screen For a scratched screen, varying methods for fixing the TV are available. This includes using a scratch kit, auto rubbing compound and clear lacquer, or petroleum jelly.   Repair Method Explanation Scratch kit Instructions vary; easiest and safest method, made specifically for flat screen TVs and computer monitors Auto rubbing compound and clear lacquer Remove the anti-glare coating on the screen where the scratched area is and carefully re-apply a permanent coating of lacquer in its place Petroleum jelly Clean the surrounding area of the scratch with diluted isopropyl alcohol, apply a small dab of petroleum jelly to a cotton swab, and fill in the scratched area Keep in mind that the third method is a temporary fix, but it does involve less risk.

Cracked Screen For small cracks, you can use the above-mentioned petroleum jelly method. First, clean the surface of the area of the screen surrounding the crack with a rag dipped in diluted isopropyl alcohol. Then, apply a generous amount of petroleum jelly to the cracked area of the screen using a clean eyeglass cloth. Be sure to smooth out the jelly, as well as to remove any excess jelly from the screen.

The petroleum works well as a quick, easy, and affordable fix, but it is not a permanent fix, and generally only works with small cracks that are not easily visible. For large cracks, or cracks in the main focal points of the screen, you are likely better off replacing the screen completely. Broken Screen For those who have a broken screen, there are three options: get a new TV, replace the screen yourself, or have a professional do it.

If you are going to be replacing it, start by locating the frame screws and work at unscrewing all of them. Remove the frame from the TV and set it aside. The next step requires you to disconnect any cables connecting the frame and the screen. Be sure to take note of which wires go where. After removing the broken screen, put the new screen in place, and trace your steps back, plugging in the wires, re-assembling the frame, and securing the frame with the screws.

Screen Distortion A common problem with flat screen TVs, plasma TVs in particular, is screen distortion, which includes issues such as dead pixels and screen burn. There are many different solutions, but one cost-effective method requires an external DVD player (even if the TV has a built-in DVD player) and a pixel corrector DVD. Start by disconnecting all devices from the TV except the DVD player.

Use the TV's menu to navigate to the resolution selection screen, and choose the highest resolution supported by the TV. Insert the pixel corrector DVD into the DVD player and choose the repair function you need, or use the software wizard to guide you through the process. How to Buy Flat Screen TV Replacement Parts Whether you are looking for a new flat screen, circuit board, or other flat screen TV parts, a reputable place to find parts for many TV models at a fair price is eBay.

Simply enter the keywords "flat screen TV replacement parts" into the search bar for a list of available items. You can further refine your search by entering more specific keywords. As flat screen TVs are typically quite pricey, they can cause a huge headache when they break. If you've thrown your Wii remote at the TV during a vigorous round of Wii Sports, have no fear; fixing your flat screen TV may be much easier than you thought.

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Shares 576 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. For me, there's nothing quite like buying a new electronic gadget. The thrill of unboxing it, charging it up and using it for the first time, and then figuring out how to use the device. You use the device, and if it's a winner, you use it for a couple of years. But what happens when that shiny new device is no longer being used, or isn't as fast, or doesn't have the latest operating system update? Does it just sit in your drawer gathering dust? I have had a tendency to use things until they're not as useful as they once were, then to upgrade and let the old one sit in a box somewhere.

The thing is, often those old, unused and sometimes broken electronics are still worth some money to someone. MY LATEST VIDEOS This past week while continuing to unpack and declutter at our new house, I decided to sell a couple of old electronic devices that I had sitting around the house cluttering things up. A couple of them were still working but were unused. One of them, my old Nexus tablet, was working to a degree but had a cracked screen.

I decided to see if I could get any money out of them. Table of Contents 10 Places To Sell Your Old Electronics If you're looking to sell or trade your old electronics, there are plenty of places that you can do that and make some extra cash or get gift cards in return. Here  are the top 10 (or more) places that I found where you can sell your old, unused or broken devices. Gazelle: Gazelle.

com is one of the leading e-commerce companies that buys and sells pre-owned consumer electronics. They will take used smartphones, tablets, laptops, and select desktops. Gazelle will pay by check, Amazon.com Gift Cards or PayPal. SellShark.com: Sell your Apple products, everything from Apple TV and Apple Watch devices to broken iPods. BuyBack World: They'll buy iPhones, iPads, media players and a host of other electronics.

They even buy unwanted gift cards. GreenBuyback: GreenBuyback pays cash for your cell phones and a wide variety of other electronics. GreenBuyback makes the process quick and simple with free shipping and speedy payment. Want extra cash? Use promo code: moneymatters when checking out at GreenBuyback to get an extra $5 for your order. ItemCycle.com: They buy your used iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other Apple devices.

ItsWorthMore: Sell your iPhone, Macbook or Android device with a well rated buyer. Amazon Trade-In program: Ship your old items, not only electronics, to Amazon and receive Amazon gift cards in return. Not typically the biggest return on your money. Craigslist: Sell locally to people on craigslist who want to see the device in person before buying. In some cases that can mean a higher price, although more hassle.

Ebay: Sell your item at auction and pay listing and final value fees. I've done pretty well selling things through eBay, even things that are broken. Some items like TVs can be sold for parts, remotes, etc as well. Just be careful of scammers. Sell On Amazon:  Just search for your item on Amazon, then look for the button that says “Sell on Amazon”. You can then create a listing to sell your used item via Amazon.

You'll just pay a small listing fee and a pay a percentage when it sells. Walmart: Walmart has a trade-in program, but they are partnered with Gazelle, so it will be a similar offer to what you see at their website. NextWorth: Get a quote online on how much you can get for your old device, and get payment. Target Stores: You can trade in items at Target, although it's “powered by NextWorth”, so you'll likely get a similar bid for your item.

Best Buy Trade-In: Trade in your electronics and get credit in Best Buy gift cards. Gamestop Trade In:  Get a quote on your device online, and then get paid after it has been sent in and processed. Facebook “For Sale” Groups: A relatively new phenomenon is the Facebook yard sale group. Most local areas that are big enough will have at least one or two local yard sale groups where you can connect with others and either buy or sell your item to other Facebook users.

We haven't used this to sell electronics, but  have sold other items this way. ecoATM: ecoATM has ATM like machines in high traffic locations that help you to sell your phone or tablet. Sell Broke: Get an instant quote to sell laptops, phones, tablets, or other electronic devices – even if they're broken. Gadget Salvation: This website will take most electronic devices, even those that are broken.

Get a quote through their website. MaxBack: This site pays cash for cell phones, tablets, and other devices! GizMogul: Sell anything from old iPhones and smartphones to tablets, watches, Macbooks and more. YouRenew: Sell your old phones, tablets and other devices. uSell: Working or damaged, sell your used phone in seconds iPhone Antidote: Mainly buying Apple products. Get Your Device Fixed One thing you might want to consider if your device is broken and you don't really want to get a new device or sell it – is to get your device fixed.

Some companies will have retail locations that you can go to and get your device fixed – have a screen replaced, get a new battery installed, etc. Other companies like Puls will come to you, and fix your device at your location. They can fix issues ranging from a faulty headphone plug, broken power button, to giving you a new bluetooth radio or screen. Even if you decide you do want to sell your device, you'll likely get more money for the device if it's fixed first.

Usually the cost you pay to get it fixed before you sell, will be outweighed by it's increase in value. Something to consider. Consider A Warranty If You're Accident Prone If you're concerned that you might end up breaking your expensive device because you tend to be a bit clumsy or accident prone, you may want to consider purchasing an extended warranty from the outset for  your device. One of the best places to do that in my experience is Square Trade as the costs are typically pretty reasonable and they cover things like drops and spills: Another thing to consider is that a lot of credit cards will offer extended warranty protection just for using their card.

 For example, I bought a GPS years ago that my credit card added a 2nd year of warranty onto – which came in handy when it stopped working. Selling My Old Devices Selling your old devices can take a little bit of work, especially if you're trying to get top dollar for them.  It pays to look around, get quotes at a few different sites, and see what you can get for them.  One of my devices I found that the average selling prices on eBay were about $25, but if sold on Amazon would bring in closer to $50.

  Another item I found I could get the best return by selling on eBay.  All three of the items had no trade in value when I looked at the popular trade-in sites like Gazelle and NextWorth.  Typically it seems your devices have to be relatively new and popular, like iPads and iPhones. This week I decided to sell three items. Let's take a look at how it went with all three. Nexus 7 8GB 1st Generation Tablet This item I didn't think I'd be getting much, or any, money for.

  The tablet had come flying out of it's case while I was walking through a parking lot, and landed screen down on the asphalt. The screen cracked and the touchscreen was inoperable.   After doing some research I found that there was an active marketplace for repairable items on eBay where people will buy broken electronics and repair them.  Broken tablets like mine were routinely selling for between $25 and $50.

I listed the tablet on eBay and after a week at auction it sold for about $41 with $9 shipping. Not too bad for a broken tablet that would have just sat in a drawer.  I got rid of the broken tablet, and someone else gets a DIY project. For that adventurous person they can replace the screen for about $100 and have a nice tablet for about $150. Typically it would cost new for about $200. Virgin Mobile Optimus V Cell Phone I looked at a bunch of places to either trade in or sell my Android cell phone.

It's on an older version of Android, and the device is now a few years old.  A lot of trade-in sites offered me $0 for the phone, and when checking eBay the recently completed sales for this phone ended in the $20-30 range for brand new phones. In the end I put a listing up on Amazon to sell the cell phone since other listings there were closer to the $30-50 range.  10 minutes after listing my phone it sold for my listing price of $45!  After selling fees I netted about $40.

  I'm happy with that since I paid about $70 for it a few years ago! Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Device I bought this mobile broadband device about a year ago on sale for about $90.  After using it for a month or two I switched to the free mobile broadband offered via FreedomPop. The new device from FreedomPop was the exact same device, also using the Sprint network. So I basically got the same service for free instead of $35/month.

After checking around I saw that the Virgin Mobile device was getting about $50 or so on eBay, and trade-in prices weren't great.  On Amazon, however, most people had their devices listed at $90-110, and the device still sells new for $120 at Virgin Mobile. I decided to list the item at Amazon for $89.99, at the time the lowest price for the device. I was pretty confident it would sell, however, the day I listed it Virgin Mobile put the device on sale for $71.

99, essentially killing any chances I have of selling until the sale is over. For now I'll leave the device listed, but it hasn't sold yet. We'll see what happens once the sale is over.  I have a feeling it will sell for close to what I paid for it. (Update: I ended up selling the device for $65 after several others listed their devices at lower prices. Just goes to show, the sooner you sell something the better off you are.

) Selling Your Old Electronics Can Mean Cash. The Sooner You Sell The Better Selling your old electronic devices can mean cash in your pocket. The one caveat is that often the older or less desirable the device, the harder time you'll have selling it.  If you have a recent generation Apple product you'll probably have more luck than an older off brand item. My Nexus tablet was pretty desirable, and relatively new, so even broken it sold for almost 25% of it's original price.

The phone wasn't as desirable, but was in like new condition and in the right marketplace still fetched over 1/2 it's original price. The last item I sold was a newer device and is still being sold new by Virgin – but since quite a few others popped up in the marketplace, the sales price ended up being lower than hoped. So if you have some old electronics, why not try listing them and making a few dollars? Have you tried selling old electronics online? What sites have you used, and how successful have you been? Shares 576

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