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The inside of my TV is cracked. You can see it’s cracked from the inside because you can only see the crack when the TV is on. There is no visible damage to the outside. Nothing has come into contact with the screen. It cracked on its own from the inside. It’s a VIZIO E50 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV. The screen is distorted on one side when you turn it on. It’s a 50″ Class, LED E Series Smart TV. The specs are: Smart TV w/ built-in Wi-Fi, 1080p Full HD – 2 million pixels, Full-Array LED Backlight w/ 12 Active LED Zones, Clear Action 240 w/ 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate and 3 HDMI / 1 USB Ports. This TV cost $599.00! We didn’t pay it off, we are paying it month to month. How much would it cost to repair this television?

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What about TV warranty?
Did you buy a warranty from the store? Many times when you buy the TV the cashier (or online store) will ask if you want the 2 year replacement warranty for ANY type of issue your TV could have with no questions asked. Check to see if you bought this warranty and if so return the TV ASAP! Usually a crack on the inside of the TV screen is considered a thermal crack from heat (an internal failure) not impact damage. You should contact Vizio or whatever company makes your TV and ask about thermal screen crack replacement warranty. Especially if your TV is under 6 months old and mounted on a wall therefore not able to be easily touched or knocked over.

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TV brand links for warranty claims listed by popularity: Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, Insignia, Toshiba, JVC, Philips, Magnavox, Sanyo, and Emerson. If you get no help from the TV manufacturer, then you can look into fixing it yourself or getting a quote from a TV repair shop.

Can the screen be replaced?
You can replace the inside of the screen yourself. The usual problem you find here is the inside screen costs as much as the TV itself. You can take the TV to an authorized repair shop. If the crack is on the inside, they will tell you the crack is internal and not from impact damage. The TV repair company may be able to convince the TV maker to send you a new TV or they may be able to get the new replacement screen and replace it for you for free. This is not the usual outcome, only for about 25% of internal cracked TVs get fixed covered under warranty. It all depends on the make and model of your TV. Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, Insignia, Toshiba, JVC, Philips, Magnavox, Sanyo, and Emerson. Sony, Vizio, and LG are usually a little better to deal with than Samsung or Element based on customer satisfaction ratings. If you can’t get anyone to budge to fix the screen or send a new TV, read on below on how to replace a screen yourself…

Where can I buy a replacement TV screen?
There are aftermarket replacement screens for LCD, LED, and Plasma. They are usually not available next day. Most of these aftermarket replacement screens are available on websites like Alibaba, AliExpress, ShopJimmy, and eBay so it will take awhile to receive them. Check the sites mentioned to see if your screen is available in generic form. A generic screen replacement will usually be made in China and ship directly from China. Be sure to email them a few times to be sure the replacement screen will fit the TV you have before buying.

The images below are replacement TV screens from eBay. We have tried to show all TV models including Dynex, Emerson, Sylvania, LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Vizio. Click an image below to go to eBay and find your exact replacement screen.

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How do I install my new replacement screen?
Once you have a replacement screen, we will explain to you how to install it yourself. These generalized “screen replacement” steps will help you to complete the replacement process. NOTE: When you received your replacement screen, included in the box, you should have received detailed info on “how to replace the screen”. See instructions if included in replacement screen box.


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How to take TV apart and replace cracked screen:
1. Unplug TV from wall.
2. Remove all external cables.
3. Lay TV on a soft flat surface.
4. Locate the frame screws to remove the cracked TV screen.
5. Remove the screws.
6. Remove the frame around the cracked screen.
7. Remove internal cables going from the TV frame to the cracked screen. (Label internal cables if needed for putting back together)
8. Remove the cracked TV screen.
9. Put the new replacement screen into the TV and connect internal cables.
10. Turn the TV on and cross your fingers.

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Do you have tips, methods, or ways to get OEM replacement screens for internally cracked TV screens? Or do you have questions on where to get and how to replace your screen? Please leave a comment below.


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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

1 James Heath August 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

I have a TCL 55US57 that needs a replacement screen. Fell from stand and cracked the screen.

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2 Chris July 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

I have a 60 inch Samsung smart tv
Which is mounted to wall and been there for the past 3-4 months. The tv got so hot that i could smell the plastic burning, ive touch the edge of tv unit which caused a burn to my hand and a crack in screen .
Crack is only visible when tv is on .
Ive been talking to samsung and they sent out a technician and in his report he put down crack is due to impact therefor samsung will not replace or fix my tv . I know 100% that there was no impact. After the crack had appeared i could only see half tv screen working and by time servive tech arrived i had no screen, so now im stuck with a non working samsung smart tv 60inch
Samsung you will be replacing my tv .
Crack is thermal as its on the inside and explains the burning of plastic smell and complete loss of screen picture

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3 Tina July 27, 2017 at 8:04 pm

The same thing happen to me yesterday with my 60 inch Samsung Smart TV. The screen was cracked on the inside because it was to hot. I just turned the Tv on and there is the crack on the bottom middle and they are stating that this is cause by physical damage and are not repairing it and all I did was turn it on and their stating its not under warranty because the inside is cracked so its my fault….how can they assume its my fault when all I did was turn it on and they didn’t even look at it….omg seriously. I am SO furious that I just lost 600$ and only had this TV for 6 months. I have an Emerson flat screen and this is still in working condition over 5 years and still going. I will never ever buy a Samsung TV again due to how they treat their customers. They just got a free 600$ from me. I did not break my screen, I kept it always clean, I take really good care of my stuff. I dont know what else to do, if it was my fault I understand but it’s not.

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4 Michelle June 24, 2017 at 11:31 am

Hi my curved TV has the screen cracked on the outside of it from a remote being throw at the screen. The screen, colour and sound did work for a bit on the right side of the TV but now the screen is black and wont show any picture! What do u think the problem is and how do I fix it and what sort of price do you think it may cost to fix it?

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5 Victoria June 8, 2017 at 12:06 am

I have a 72″ Vizio model number E701i-A3 and it was hit with a playstation remote on the bottom by my son. The outside isn’t cracked, but it looks like the inside is cracked, and there are colored lines going up part of the right side of the screen. Can the inside screen be replaced, and where would I find a replacement if so? Thank you in advance.

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6 Joyce binuya June 18, 2017 at 12:53 am

My samsung smart tv has a cracked and dark spot on the left side.. is it possible to replace another panel? Is my warranty covered for this?

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7 Fernando May 30, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Hi I have a sinotec flat screen TV the screen is cracked the model no is STL-49E360 where can I get a replacement screen?please help

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8 David May 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Vizio SmartCast E-Series 60” 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E60U-D3) my son crak the screen I am trying to see if the can change the screen please get back to me

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9 Liliana Tsourounis May 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm

I have a Samsung 55″ 4K smart TV and by the sound of your description it has cracked from the inside. Now I have a white screen. The TV is over 2 years old so I am not covered under manufacturers warranty. I want to try to fix it because it was an expensive TV. So far every TV repair store I’ve called has told me they cannot repair because it cost the same as buying a new one. Would I be able to change the screen and repair it myself? DO you have a link where I can buy a screen?

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10 pascal zirirane May 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

please I want to know where I can order a TV screen 43″ full HD LED for Telefunken
MODEL: TLEDD -43FHD and how much it can cost.

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11 Daniel Formoso May 14, 2017 at 12:12 am

I have a Visio 65″ 4K. Just moved and turned it on to find cracks but the screen outside does not appeared cracked when off. The model number P652ui-b2. Where can I find a screen replacement part numbe?

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12 rans April 29, 2017 at 12:49 am

I have TCL 48′ Smart TV That cracked the panel inside (TV Screen).
Please help me to have the panel or even replacement that will fits for this model.

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13 Aggie Bergmann April 23, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Model : D650i-B2
Serial: LWZARPAQ5100147
I need to replace my 65 inch TV Vizio screen
I can’t find where or how to order.

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14 Cleopas Kazunga March 31, 2017 at 11:19 am

l am looking for someone to replace the screen of the TELEFUNKEN TLEDD58FHD 58 INCH FULL HD LED TV

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15 kevin March 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Buy LCD screen model.LA32R71B (TYBE.BD32SO)

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16 Alfred Kosam March 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I have Samsung smart TV 48 inches it has cracks on LCD screen, but it produces sound.

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17 Jomar February 26, 2017 at 3:29 am

There is a crack inside the screen of my Haier led TV haier 42″ B8500D Series.
Where I can buy the replacement screen of this brand?

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18 kym January 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

i had this very same problem. my inner screen cracked not even a month after getting the tv. it has manufactures warranty and i bought the shop warranty (although that doesnt start til the year is up). i got the company to send someone out to repair it and the guy said theres an impact site so it wont be covered by the manufacture or the company (didnt find out til then that wasnt covered for accidental damage) even though no one had been anywhere near the tv.

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19 John thomas December 20, 2016 at 11:17 pm

Vizio TV A601i-a3 has cracked screen inside.
It did it all by itself, we never hit it, but want to replace the screen.

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20 Victoria Lantz November 13, 2016 at 3:11 am

My husband and i just spent $350 on a brand new 55 inch Roku TCL 4K LED Smart tv and as we were putting the legs on it my son came and banged on it, nothing looked outta place until we plugged it in and turned it on, the led screen is cracked and we are looking for a not super costly replacement screen or decently price repair shop that will repair it without charging an arm and a leg.

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DIY Project Help Tips 21 DIY Project Help Tips November 14, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Victoria Lantz,
Is it possible it was cracked in the box?
Are you sure your son was able to crack the TCL TV screen?
You may have had a screen that was already cracked in shipping.

If you need a new screen, look on ebay as there are many different screen replacements to choose from.

-RR

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22 Mac November 13, 2016 at 1:55 am

Hitachi tv model # LE55A6R9A… MY screen is cracked. Where can I get one to replace it?

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DIY Project Help Tips 23 DIY Project Help Tips November 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Mac,
Check ebay as they have hundreds of replacement screens available for all TVs.
-RR

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24 Roxianne Tracy November 6, 2016 at 6:55 am

Hisense 55 inch smart TV from Walmart with 2yr warranty.
TV recently was hit by a broom so it cracked inside the screen.
The warranty can’t cover the crack, so does anyone know how and cost to fix it?

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25 Shake November 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm

My LG 4K UHD TV model 43UF770T has a cracked screen.
The screen was knocked by my son and so not covered under warranty.
I have been trying to get a replacement screen online without any success.
Can anyone point me to the right direction. Thanks in advance.

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DIY Project Help Tips 26 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Shake,
There are replacement screens available for your LG 4K UHD TV model 43UF770.
Check here for the replacement screen for an LG TV.
-RR

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27 Patrick October 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Can any one find me a Samsung smart tv H5500 screen?

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28 Petagay October 23, 2016 at 8:48 pm

I have a TCL Roku Tv that was hit accidentally Model Number: 55fs3750. I was looking into replacement options.

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29 ntombizodwa October 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Searching for my Telefunken 28″ full HD Led model No:tledd-28fhda

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30 Mateo October 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Searching for a screen replacement for my Vizio TV E-50, serial LTMWSKBR3665663.

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31 shonna October 6, 2016 at 12:26 am

I have an Sony XBR-65X810C It was hit with a drumstick. Is it possible to get it fixed? It has a crack and a line down and the screen is white on half of the screen.

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DIY Project Help Tips 32 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2016 at 8:36 pm

shonna,
You can try replacing the screen with a new or used SONY TV 65″ replacement screen.
Check here for a SONY 65 inch replacement screen.
Check here for SONY TV Warranty.
-RR

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33 Muzi Muzy October 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm

I have a 50″ samsung flat screen. Cracked screen when you turn it on you can hear that it does turn on but shows nothing. Where can i get a replacement screen.

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DIY Project Help Tips 34 DIY Project Help Tips October 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Muzi Muzy,
You can find Samsung 50″ Replacement Screens here.
They may be used but if you can find one that will match up with your existing Samsung 50 Inch TV, it will work to fix your TV.
-RR

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35 Matt September 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

I have a Samsung model code UN46d8000YFXZA, version No. H302, S/N Z2ZE3CYB900091J. It was damaged a few years ago by a marble and seems to be below the surface affecting the screen, but not the glass. I never got rid of the tv as this was very expensive and this occurred shortly after it was purchased in hopes of one day finding a way to fix. Attempts a few years ago were fruitless.
I have never found a replacement screen and have wondered if a similar 46 inch from Samsung would work or must it be “exact.”

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DIY Project Help Tips 36 DIY Project Help Tips September 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Matt,
Sears Parts may have the screen you need.
Here is the parts list and diagram for your Samsung model code UN46d8000YFXZA TV.
Check it out as it looks like most of the parts are in stock.
-RR

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37 Baba September 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm

My son hit his head against my Vizio TV E50-C1 and its cracked in the middle. Looking for a replacement now online but so far no luck.

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38 ramon caceres August 31, 2016 at 6:49 pm

I cracked my Sony 65″ LED 4K Smart TV XBR65X810C and I have been trying to find a screen replacement 1-812-151-21.

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39 Tynisha Ellison August 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm

I have a tcl roku tv and I need the LCD screen replaced. Can you give me an estimated price?

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40 Nakeya August 6, 2016 at 2:02 am

I have a 50″ smart Roku and my son threw my daughters chapstick at it and I think the screen is cracked inside. When it’s off it looks brand new and when it’s on it shows double screens horizontal. Any suggestion?

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DIY Project Help Tips 41 DIY Project Help Tips August 7, 2016 at 12:22 am

Nakeya,
The screen is permanently damaged. What is the complete model number of your ROKU 50 inch TV?
If you supply us with the model number we can guide you to a replacement.
-RR

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42 francis maina July 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm

I have a 55″ L55F243N3CV1 telefunken smart led tv in Nairobi , Kenya needing a replacement screen. It broke while new on transit from Germany. Where can l get one at a reasonable price?

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43 Jay June 1, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Thank you for the response. I contacted Samsung and I’m waiting on a response. They should be able to take a look at it and get it fixed. Just seems like no one can repair it except Samsung.

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44 jay May 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm

I have Samsung curved 4k TV. My son thew a toy and cracked it on the top of the tv now there is black line down the tv. I am not worried about the crack. Its small crack just wanted to know if the black line can be repaired.

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DIY Project Help Tips 45 DIY Project Help Tips June 1, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Jay,
The screen is cracked.
The only solution is to replace the curved screen or you could have a possible board issue inside the TV.
Further troubleshooting inside the TV may be needed.
-RR

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46 Peta Gaye May 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm

I have a 32″ TCL roku smart TV. The screen is broken, is there another brand if screen that it uses? I cannot find its replacement online and the manufacturer does not supply it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 47 DIY Project Help Tips May 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Peta Gaye,
Look on Craigslist for your same TV but with a bad board or similar. Then buy that TV and use the screen on that one to fix your TV.
If that is not an option, you can buy “generic” TV replacement screens.
Check Alibaba and look for 32″ TV Screen Replacements.
-RR

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48 Adeel Afzal May 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

I have a TOSHIBA 32″ LED TV (FULL HD), (MODEL NO. 32P1300EE)
It fell down on my desk and LED got broken from the top.
There are lines and a huge spot on it.
Can you help me find the replacement screen for this TV.
I will be very grateful to you.

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DIY Project Help Tips 49 DIY Project Help Tips May 24, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Adeel Afzal,
From the looks of it, the screen will cost as much as a new TV.
Check eBay for Toshiba Replacement Screens.
-RR

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50 Manya April 25, 2016 at 2:02 am

My Philips Led TV which is just 2 months old, fell off the wall yesterday. It is fine from outside but when I turn the TV on, the screen has cracked from inside and darkened too. My TV has 3 years warranty. Is there anyway by which we can get it repaired under warranty?
Please help me.

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DIY Project Help Tips 51 DIY Project Help Tips April 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Manya,
If your Philips LED TV fell off the wall and cracked internally, it will not be covered by warranty. Did you get any type of extended warranty when you purchased it? If so you can make a claim and usually any kind of damage in any form is covered. If you do not have an extended warranty, you will need to find out what is broken and what needs to be replaced. Specialty TV parts can be purchased online.
-RR

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52 Nathan April 5, 2016 at 12:41 am

My brother threw a remote at my Sanyo plasma TV. It’s not cracked from the outside visibly but when you turn it on there’s a fat crack with complete darkness with multicolored lines. I don’t know what to do.

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DIY Project Help Tips 53 DIY Project Help Tips April 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm

Nathan,
This will most likely mean that the screen is cracked and needs to be replaced. If you do not see a crack, then it has internal damage.
-RR

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54 Rebecca February 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Hi, I have a 31.5″ Sanyo HDTV with LCD screen. My tv worked fine when power went off. I think they were working on power lines outside. Later that night I turned tv on and top left corner looked like a spider web. But you could still see tv picture through it. I couldn’t find my warranty papers so I put tv back in original box and stored it. I took it out to put in extra bedroom and tv has lines and looks like liquid pouring in screen. There is no visible damage to screen. So I don’t think anything hit the tv. The tv is only 3 years old and has wifi, netflix, etc on it. I hate to junk it if it’s worth fixing. I paid $350 for tv. Any advice?

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55 Andrea January 25, 2016 at 12:05 am

How do I fix my 60″ lg smart tv .it is displaying rainbow lines down and flashing across. It was hit when you turn the tv on you can see where it was hit .I believe it’s cracked inside

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DIY Project Help Tips 56 DIY Project Help Tips January 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Andrea,
If the TV is cracked from the inside, a new screen will be needed to fix the rainbow lines. Try looking online for an aftermarket screen and you may find one for less than OEM.
-RR

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57 Mikki January 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Our samsung lcd tv has a star looking “crack” apparently in the internal screen . It was hit by a toy. The tv is still working fine but in the corner it looks like a rainbow colored star. How long is the tv going to last in your opinion before it completely goes?

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DIY Project Help Tips 58 DIY Project Help Tips January 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Mikki,
It should work for some time…. just depends how bad the internal crack is. If it not distorting your view, let it go as it should be okay as long as the TV is not hit or knocked over again. However… heat may make the crack bigger and make the TV unviewable. If the TV is left on for a long time, it may heat the area up and make the crack worse. Keep an eye on it and if the crack gets larger, you may need to replace the screen or get a new TV.
-RR

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59 Delsa Burch December 4, 2015 at 10:49 pm

OMG. Thank you so much remove and replace.com. When I first contacted the warranty people they gave me a very quick no that’s it that’s all get off my phone response. Today I contacted them and just using your advice come to find out indeed I am covered and they will be shipping me my box and label within the next five days. I am very grateful for your site, you guys are the greatest..Thanks again.

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60 Delsa Burch December 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

I have a 40 inch Element HD TV, the inside screen is cracked and its getting worse. How can I save my television set event though I have a warranty. They say it does not cover cracked screens. Please help!

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DIY Project Help Tips 61 DIY Project Help Tips December 4, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Delsa Burch,
Was the screen on your Element TV hit or did the TV fall over? If so then the warranty will not cover the crack. If you can prove that the screen was not hit and the screen crack was caused by a heat related issue, then at times they will cover it but the process will take some time. If the inside screen is cracked and not the outer screen, you can say the crack is a heat related issue and therefore is a defect in the screen or TV boards heating up. Was the TV hit or did it fall over?
-RR

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62 Delsa Burch December 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm

No the TV is on my tall dresser by itself nothing ever fell on it or hit it in any way.

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DIY Project Help Tips 63 DIY Project Help Tips December 4, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Delsa Burch,
Write them an email or call the customer service and CLAIM it is a heat related crack therefore it should be covered by the warranty.
-RR

64 khululekani November 3, 2015 at 4:58 am

I want to know where can i fix my 32inch LG TV, I am based in cape town model 32LN5130_TI. Serial no 307SAHM02449

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DIY Project Help Tips 65 DIY Project Help Tips November 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Khululekani,
Can you tell us what is exactly wrong with your LG TV? Power issues, cracks, vertical lines?
-RR

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66 Delsa Burch December 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Thanks so much I will keep you posted on what happens if anything at all.

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