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TV just died. Repairman said it's probably cheaper to buy new. Any advice?

41 10 July 23, 2018 at 10:12 AM
My old TV was a Samsung UN55JU7500 and now it's only turning on for a second, the SmartTV logo is upside down, and then turns off and starts the cycle over again. Repair guy charged $100 to basically say it was a dead mainboard and it would cost $600 just to attempt to fix it with no guarantees it would work or for how long.

He can get a 65" Samsung 4K for $1100 and with delivery and installation it will come out to $1250. I feel like I might be able to beat that but I have no idea.

Use it mostly for TV and movies but also gaming here and there, would like to upgrade to at least 65" from the 55" now that we're in a much larger space, but would even consider going higher.

Can be without it for a couple of days but would really prefer to get it up and running soon since I work from home and that TV is the one I use when I feel like shit and want to relax on the couch and still work instead of being tied to my office.

Any help finding a decent replacement would be much appreciated, as the repair guy said he spends all day on LG TVs so those are crap. Said not to buy a Vizio or Dynex, and recommended either another Samsung or a Panasonic as those were the most consistent quality wise. Also said some Sony models are great and some are awful and it's hard to tell for sure what components each one uses. So I've got like no idea where to even begin looking for a TV that isn't going to die a few months after I pay it off again like my past two.

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My old TV was a Samsung UN55JU7500 and now it's only turning on for a second, the SmartTV logo is upside down, and then turns off and starts the cycle over again. Repair guy charged $100 to basically say it was a dead mainboard and it would cost $600 just to attempt to fix it with no guarantees it would work or for how long.
Mainboards run a little over $100 on ebay. Easy DIY, just require a screwdriver to replace in most cases.
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I hope your not paying for someone to "install" a tv
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look at the hot deals section for better new pricing. Also CC warranty?
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My old TV was a Samsung UN55JU7500 and now it's only turning on for a second, the SmartTV logo is upside down, and then turns off and starts the cycle over again. Repair guy charged $100 to basically say it was a dead mainboard and it would cost $600 just to attempt to fix it with no guarantees it would work or for how long.

He can get a 65" Samsung 4K for $1100 and with delivery and installation it will come out to $1250. I feel like I might be able to beat that but I have no idea.

Use it mostly for TV and movies but also gaming here and there, would like to upgrade to at least 65" from the 55" now that we're in a much larger space, but would even consider going higher.

Can be without it for a couple of days but would really prefer to get it up and running soon since I work from home and that TV is the one I use when I feel like shit and want to relax on the couch and still work instead of being tied to my office.

Any help finding a decent replacement would be much appreciated, as the repair guy said he spends all day on LG TVs so those are crap. Said not to buy a Vizio or Dynex, and recommended either another Samsung or a Panasonic as those were the most consistent quality wise. Also said some Sony models are great and some are awful and it's hard to tell for sure what components each one uses. So I've got like no idea where to even begin looking for a TV that isn't going to die a few months after I pay it off again like my past two.
I would check online to buy a the used motherboard and replace it yourself.

looks like 95dollars for all the replacement parts
https://www.shopjimmy.com/catalog...UN55JU7500
But out of stock.

I used the above site to order replacement kit for my 60inch sony and fixed my tv myself.

TVs are dirt cheap like this 55inch 4K for 400dollars.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11928959-55-hisense-55h9d-h9-series-4k-uhd-hdr-smart-led-hdtv-2017-399-free-shipping-sam-s-club?v=1&src=SiteSearch

75 inch for 1199

https://slickdeals.net/f/11926623-lg-75-4k-tv-75uk6570pub-one-day-sale-1-199-00?v=1&src=SiteSearch


wait for a slick deal for your budget.
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