Can I fix my TV or should I buy a new one?

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Dowbocop
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PostCan I fix my TV or should I buy a new one?
by Dowbocop » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:42 pm

Got an LG28lb490u TV in our kitchen. This evening when my wife was watching TV it threw a massive wobble and ended up in a bootloop. Can't get to any menus. To my knowledge there was no recent firmware update but can't get to menu to do a factory reset or anything.

I don't like throwing out tech if I can avoid it (spent half an hour queueing for the tip earlier this week :dread:) and I am quite happy to try software fixes for stuff like TVs and phones etc, but should I just cut my losses? The replacement TV we've got our eye on is £212.

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PostRe: Can I fix my TV or should I buy a new one?
by Dowbocop » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:47 pm

Have seen fixes online ranging from "rollback the firmware" to "you need to replace circuit boards". If it's the latter of those it can quite literally get in the bin!

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PostRe: Can I fix my TV or should I buy a new one?
by Lime » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:16 pm

This guy says he fixed his LG TV boot loop by slapping it. :slol:





worth a try if you're close to chucking it away! :toot:

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