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LG TV Repair: 55LB5550-UY TV

It’s LG tv repair time again, at Bammel TV Tech Services. Customer brought in to us on May 23, 2018 his very nice 55″ LG smart TV for repair service, a 55LB5550-UY, with a complaint of “blinks, check out.” We put the flat screen tv in the service queue and prepared to perform our diagnostics.

LG Electronics is the latest iteration of the original Lucky Goldstar corporation. Founded in 1955 as Goldstar, during the rebuilding in the aftermath of the Korean War, they produced Korea’s first domestically-produced consumer electronics and home appliances. LG Electronics produced South Korea’s first radios, TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners. Bammel TV was for many years the authorized service center for Goldstar tv’s, and later for their full range of home electronics and appliances, including microwave ovens. We parted as friends, and we still perform occasional spot and request service for LG, on a case basis.

Together with Samsung, LG forms the “dynamic duo” of high-quality, low-cost electronics and appliance manufactures from Korea. The Koreans have totally laid waste to the giant and dominant Japanese consumer electronics firms, such as Sony, Panasonic-Matsushita, JVC, Toshiba, Sharp, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi. Japanese automobile dominance is not yet in serious question, but here too the Koreans have made serious inroads.

The 55LB5550-UY exhibited a full spectrum of 1080p grade LED-class hi-definition characteristics, including a 1920×1080 resolution with 120 hz refresh. Included were a range of connectivity optia, and good quality sound from two 10w speakers running Dolby’s digital decoder system.

After its time in queue was up, we benched the unit to the diagnostics lab of our chief technician, who made the determination of Backlight Fault: behind the display panel of modern flat screens is an array of high-intensity LED lights or lamps, and occasionally one or more of these will fail, leading to a variety of complications. In the past, we tended to quote for/replace only the actually-faulty lights, or the associated strips; but often other lamps tended to fail out. So these days, we’ve learned our lesson—we usually now replace all the LED-strips.

Summary: How we fixed an LG 55LB5550-UY TV

Our quote approved, we ordered and installed parts, and completed the TV repair. See this video for a full report and case study, from beginning to end-stage/final test, of how we fixed an LG 55LB5550-UY TV. For more examples of our art-and-science of TV repair, click here. For our main TV repair page, click here. And to get a Quick Quote on your repair, click here.

Another one bites the dust at Bammel TV Technology Services.

 

 

 

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Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA repair at Bammel TV

Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA repair at Bammel TV

It’s TV Repair Houston time once again; in this case, Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA repair.

Customer brought in to us for tv repair service his nice 55″ Samsung flat screen tv, with a complaint of “long time to warm up, then flickering,” with some other associated issues. Check in date was 5/22/2018.

The Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA specs-page shows it’s a nice set, with 1980 x 1080 resolution and a 240 hz refresh rate. A good, solid smart TV, with two 10w speakers and Dolby/DTS-class sound.

We logged it in, shelved it; and carted it to the tech once its place in the queue was up. Our chief technician diagnosed the unit’s fault as due to primary fail of the main PCB. We completed diagnostics by 5/25.

From this point the admin/research/quoting squad gets involved, and performs standard database consultation and mining, plus associated vendor research to source the necessary part. In this case we came up with a repair quote both we and the customer could live with.

We developed our quote and, as is our wont, collected a special-order parts deposit to proceed. Customer approved our quote, and paid the supplemental deposit to order the main board on 5/29. We logged payment; created our internal Purchase Order; placed the part order; and waited with bated breath for the part to arrive.

We received the freight shipment by 6/4. We completed repair the same day—including a Special Video Shoot, for the Youtube channel and blog. Total turnaround time for repair was thus 13 days, which included the Memorial Day weekend and 4 weekend days, for a total work-day fix of 8 working days.

Here is a link to the Youtube video about this repair.

Summary: Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA repair completed

Another one bites the dust at Bammel TV Technology Services. For our main TV repair page, click here; for more TV repair examples at Bammel TV, click here. To get a Quick Quote on your TV repair, click here.

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May 16, 2017

Yup: below you will find a little “Return of the Jetsons” video post on a 1970 JVC Videosphere television repair: a CRT-style/picture-tube-type TV, in glorious black-and-white. Customer “found us on the internet” and brought the TV to us with a complaint of “low sound.” We were able to solve the problem and complete the TV repair, recapturing a moment from the customer’s youth, with a most definite coolness-cachet for his cadre o’ compadres.

JVC (Japan Victor Corporation), founded in 1927, produced Japan’s first televisions. They introduced many innovations and high-quality consumer electronics, including the VHS recorder. They began production of this space-helmet gem in 1970 and sold them into the 1980’s. I don’t recall ever seeing one or fixing one at the shop before (sadly, this one lacked the add-on alarm-clock-base feature! As they say these days: want!)

As you will discern from watching the video, the CRT (cathode-ray tube, in the original parlance; “cathode rays” are electrons) or picture tube is still going strong on this one, and looks great. CRT lifetime is variable; picture quality attenuation can begin at any time, but we’ve seen CRT’s still looking very good after 40 years or more. For older products, we often dial in a composite-video feed, to enable viewing modern video devices. CRT’s were often very hardy. While a step up from early rotating-disk mechanical televisions, the mass and weight of CRT’s eventually gave way to modern plasmas, then LCD’s; coming next: placemat/rollup screens.

Here, we diagnosed and performed a pretty simple and routine fix: some reconfig and resoldering in the audio circuit.

We do it all—including JVC Videosphere repair! For a wee bit more info on the JVC Videosphere, click here. For our TV Repair Houston page, click here. To get a Quick Quote on YOUR repair, click here. For our FAQ page, click here.

File under Can Do, and—another one bites the dust at Bammel TV.

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TV Repair Houston: Vizio TV repair, model E500I-AO

A report from our television repair division, TV Repair Houston: Vizio TV Repair, model E500i-A0. Vizio entered the American TV market as a complete upstart in 2002, with 3 employees and a $600,000 operating budget—total. By 2007 company revenue exceeded $2 billion—an amazing feat. Known for their highly aggressive pricing vs their top competitors, Vizio hit the American market hard, quickly laying waste to far-better-known manufacturers. In their wake come other ultra-low-cost Chinese televisions, further challenging the position of the legacy Japanese manufacturers—and the LCD repair and LED repair markets generally.

Questions have arisen on the feasibility of Vizio led tv repair and Vizio lcd tv repair: is it feasible to perform flat screen tv repair of these low-priced TV’s, usually assembled with cheap labor in China? As we have stated in our free White Paper, “Is It Worth Fixing?,” the answer is: it’s a definite maybe. Almost always, each repair prospect must be individually assessed by a senior tech, then researched and sourced, then quoted to the customer. Not all televisions are suited for repairs—we only fix 90% or so!

Here, proof positive of the primary principle: when in doubt—and for “smart TV repair,” and “TV repair near me” queries—and especially, “Vizio TV repair near me” queries—Call the Professionals! Call Bammel TV: your Vizio TV repair shop! In this case, we identified and corrected a fairly commonplace syndrome, namely backlight repair: behind the display panel of modern flat screens is an array of high-intensity LCD or LED lights. They go out sometimes, and can often be replaced economically; not always, but quite often our Super TV Technician near me can isolate the faulty elements; order ’em up; and replace them, leaving the television back up in excellent working order

It”s the final QC check on a Vizio tv backlight repair job, a 50″ TV repaired for No Picture complaint.