TV colour shifting - cause? repair or replace?

Nobody Important

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My TV started doing this about an hour ago:

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The colours are seperating and shifting. No power surge as far as we can tell. No magnets in the vicinity. Occurs across all the inputs so not isolated to Roku or DSTV or PS4.

Anyone had this occur to them and what did you do?

It is about 9 years old. Sony Bravia 40 inch LCD TV. Should I bother trying to have it repaired, or should I just bite the bullet and replace it? If repair, any suggestions on a reputable repairer that you have used in the greater Durban area?
 

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It is about 9 years old. Sony Bravia 40 inch LCD TV. Should I bother trying to have it repaired, or should I just bite the bullet and replace it? If repair, any suggestions on a reputable repairer that you have used in the greater Durban area?

Looks more like Plasma. If Plasma, replace. It's probably reached it's eol.

EDIT: Could test a different cable, though
 

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Oh, ok. I had a plasma that did that to me. You say all inputs? You using a splitter for the inputs/switch, or are there enough ports on the tv for all?
There are enough ports, so all devices connected directly into the TV.

The Roku is drawing power from the TV via USB as well. Wonder if that killed it. :unsure: Can't imagine how though.
 

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There are enough ports, so all devices connected directly into the TV.

The Roku is drawing power from the TV via USB as well. Wonder if that killed it. :unsure: Can't imagine how though.
Did you try removing the Roku? Remove all and test one at a time?
 

braailekker11

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My TV started doing this about an hour ago:

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The colours are seperating and shifting. No power surge as far as we can tell. No magnets in the vicinity. Occurs across all the inputs so not isolated to Roku or DSTV or PS4.

Anyone had this occur to them and what did you do?

It is about 9 years old. Sony Bravia 40 inch LCD TV. Should I bother trying to have it repaired, or should I just bite the bullet and replace it? If repair, any suggestions on a reputable repairer that you have used in the greater Durban area?


Looks like your TV is busted. Get a new one.
 

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It's served it's time, looks like it needs to be replaced.
 

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If it is faulty then a 9 year old TV is usually best replaced. Unless you have access to free repair assistance like Repair Cafe.
 

Qrox

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My guess would be that its the panel itself thats messed up.
If thats the case you might as well get a new TV. Don't think it would make financial sense to try and replace that.
If it was a newer tv (4-5 years old) then it might have been worth the effort / money.
Seems like a good excuse for a upgrade.
 

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Thanks guys.

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Seems like a good excuse for a upgrade.

Yep, good deals at Makro currently so going to go shopping this weekend. :thumbsup:

Just disappointed at the suddeness (sp?) of it. One minute perfectly fine, the next.. Kaput
 

Qrox

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Thanks guys.



Yep, good deals at Makro currently so going to go shopping this weekend. :thumbsup:

Just disappointed at the suddeness (sp?) of it. One minute perfectly fine, the next.. Kaput

I think its pretty rare these days to see any sign that its going to die. About the only hardware that I've had a warning that something is wrong is with a sound system that keeps turning off cause off heat issues, so I know its not going to live for much longer.
 
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