When it comes to repairing televisions or any electronic device, one of the key steps to make the entire process go smoothly is to be able to source out the relevant repair or service manual for a particular device or gadget. Of course this isn’t a prerequisite 100% of the time (especially for experienced technicians) but it can be a big boost for those who are working on devices that they have not worked on before. One can imagine this as being critical for new devices or models that just recently came out.
The Internet can be a gold mine for any information but sometimes it becomes hard to look for specific things due to the amount of garbage that is out there. That is why I came up with these listings. The aim is to put all the relevant online sources in one place that can help anyone who may be looking. Below you can find lists of sites that offer TV repair training resources, courses and other learning material. A listing of sites that provide the repair, service manuals and schematics are also provided for those looking for specific information on any TV model.
I’ve classified the site listings into two types, the pay and the free sites, so you’d know what you’re getting into if you decide to check out the sites. The former are, as the name implies, sites that offer repair/service manuals access for a fee while the latter is the opposite. As a tip, I’d make sure to look at the free sites first and just consider the pay sites if whatever I’m looking for isn’t available for free.
TV Repair Training Directory
|LCD/LED Television Repair by Kent Liew||Pay||$29.95||This is a membership site that requires a one-time fee for lifetime access. Once inside, you will have access to an entire tutorial library on how to repair LCD flat screen TVs as well as repair/service manuals and schematics. Lifetime access means you will be able to get all future additions to the database/library.|
|Plasma TV Repair by Kent Liew||Pay||$29.95||Another membership site but this one focuses on plasma screen televisions. Again, a one-time fee gets you in for life. Aside from being a learning resource website with how-to's and tutorials, you also get access to a huge collection of manuals and schematics.|
|Projection TV Repair by Kent Liew||Pay||$25||This one is a site dedicated to projection TVs so if you want to learn how to fix these types then you're on the right track. One-time payment and you get lifetime access to all the member resource.|
Service/Repair Manuals & Schematics Directory
|eServiceInfo.com||Free||N/a||Also a resource for many types of electronics-related manuals with no fees involved. From home appliances like TVs and audio equipment to automobiles, this site may have it.|
|JustRadios.com||Pay||$19||Those looking to fix up vintage or collectible TV units might find this resource a boon as it specializes on such TVs. If you're looking for manuals for flat screen models. This site might be able to help. Price is fixed per manual (hard copy).|
|Manual-Archives.com||Pay||$2.99 (24-hour access) to $60 (one year access)||Manual Archives is a membership site that offers not just TV manuals but also documentation pertaining to other devices and appliances. It offers a 24-hour access for a low fee of $2.99 which is cool for experienced repair techs looking for info on new devices/models.|
|ServiceManuals.net||Pay||Approx. $15 to $50||This site offers soft and hard copies of manuals and schematics so price varies quite a bit. Some copies goes as high as $50 (maybe higher) so it can get pretty pricey if you're looking for documentation on more than one device or models.|
|S100-Manuals.com||Pay||$4.99 (one week access, 50 download credits) to $120 (one year access, 7500 download credits)||Site allows you to pay for download credits valid for a certain duration of time. Each credit is equal to a download of a repair or service manual.|
|SMShop.org||Pay||Approx. $20 to $50||Manuals are sold on a bundle basis depending on brand, type of machine/device and models. You get the bundle in CD format.|
|User-Service-Manuals.com||Donate||N/a||This site has a pretty sizable collection of service manuals from a wide array of brands and is run by a repair professional. He offers his collection to anyone who needs it and asks that a donation be made to his charity of choice.|