Blake_T wrote:thanks for the input.
if you see a panasonic with a screen that doesn't turn on that you want to fix and sell to me let me know
it sounds like the industrial espionage hd cap issues are still spanning across several fields eh?
i stopped by open box tv's today (i hadn't been there since before x-mas) and their prices have gone up quite a bit since i started going there (we bought a tv there march of 2010). they had a couple of panasonic plasmas but they were pretty much the same price as what i can get new LCD or plasmas for online.
right now the sets that are catching my eye overall are the TC-L37X2 and TC-L37U3 if I end up going LCD.
if any of my tv's break i will trade lessons for repairs
Like I said, I'm just a hobbist, but ya, the bad cap issue mainly hits on LCD monitors cause people tend to have the brightness set at 100 and the caps they use to put in them were rated at lower temperatures, so they burn out quickly. Well manufactures caught on and put better quality ones in, so it doesn't happen as quickly, but will eventually happen. It doesn't occur as much in TVs and usually when the TV loses power and doesn't come on, it's not just a cap fix, but a whole power board fix. Luckily kids are throwing wii remotes around so there's plenty of spare parts.
One area that I've been toying around fixing is computer motherboards, but they usually require special caps and I don't want to fix a board and find out I did it wrong and fry a CPU/memory/GPU/etc....
That'd be awesome if I could find a Panasonic and fix it and pass it your way. I'd love some more lessons from you. Had a blast putting w/ you, beato, and Tina 2 summers ago. I do have a 42" Hyundai and a 37"? Polaroid, 23" Toshiba, and a 19" Toshiba that I'm looking to sell