If your LCD TV just died on you and you have decided on going the repair route instead of buying one brand new, then you know that searching the world wide web for help on how to repair LCD televisions the DIY way is not easy. The stuff you are most probably going to stumble upon, aside from being like incomplete, will be very confusing and in most instances, will cost you more of your hard-earned money.
The following five tips was put together to assist those searching the internet for TV repair-related information to become better at finding low-cost or free information that you can actually use so they will spend most of their time actually learning how to repair LCD TVs rather than online searching fruitlessly.
Tip 1: Ask Questions
There are many forums on the internet that deal with the topic of DIY electronics repair. You could visit these sites if you need particular help for any specific problems. The problem with these sites, however, is that you are at the mercy of chance as you do not really have a choice on who you are going to ask or know who are going to be able to see your question. There is also a really good probability that you may need to wait hours, days or even months for the information you are asking. Most of us may not have that time to wait.
Tip 2: Online Communities
The good thing about the internet is the immediate proof you can get that you are not alone. Chances are there will always be other people out there that are having similar problems as you and are likewise looking for answers. There are a bunch of tv repair forum sites that offer free membership. These sites are where you can find and exchange ideas and get relevant information about electronics or LCD TV repair.
Tip 3: Dig Deeper in Search Engine Results
The top results provided by search engines using relevant key phrases usually point you to sites of electronics servicing shops. As you will probably figure out, those sites are really of no use to you. From my personal experience, the information you are looking for are most probably buried deep in the search engine results and are mostly far in between.
Tip 4: Pay Sites
There are a number of websites out there are offering information in the form of e-books, manuals, videos, as a business. The ones I have found so far sell TV repair and service manuals for USD 10 to USD 30 per electronic copy. If you are looking for help to repair only one television unit then buying from these sites might turn out to be a better option for you. Note though that what you get from these sites are only service manuals and from my experience, those things will look like calculus to the novice. But there are also those low-cost TV repair membership pay sites that offer step-by-step instructions for beginners and experts alike to help you decipher any service or repair manual that you get. These sites are highly recommended if you wish to do everything right.
Looking for information online on how to repair flat screen TVs like LCD TVs can be very rewarding experience as it can be expensive. My hope is that with these five tips you will be able to avoid spending more than you need to without compromising the quality of information that you get.