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    Default HDTV lamp replacements

    I had to replace my first lamp in my 60" TV today. Damn, those are some expensive light bulbs. $160 and that was after shopping around for a low price. It's nice in a way because it slowly dims over time and you don't realize it. LCDs just get dimmer and finally die. It's like a brand new TV now for a fraction of the price. I was shocked how much better it looks now.
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    I've had 2 LCD backlights fail on me within the past 3 months - both under warranty so it was ok, RTM'ed them

    I researched LCD backlight failures to find out what was causing it, and in the meantime I was browsing under 'second hand LCD's' out of curiosity and LCD's still sell for quite a decent amount second hand. After digging deeper it seems the most common failure of LCD's is the backlight, and when they are out of warranty a lot of the time techies advise the customer it isn't worth fixing just buy a new one - and we'll take that broken one off your hands for spare parts for a 10$ discount on the new one

    Now the interesting part here is that actually replacing the backlight yourself is an inexpensive and quite easy job as per sites like this one here. For a mere 20 bucks and a few tools you can quickly and easily make a broken LCD as good as new

    One of my nephews has been bugging the crap out of me for a job over the holidays, and this gave me a bit of an - I told him about the LCD backlight failures, gave him the info on how to fix them and a hundred bucks to kickstart him off (which he can pay me back), and within a fortnight the little Tycoon has got 6 new-looking LCD's 19" through to 24" for sale on Ebay, all through snapping up 'broken' units, fixing them and reselling them

    If you managed to read the entire story then you deserve a beer, I know I needed one after writing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnagel View Post
    I've had 2 LCD backlights fail on me within the past 3 months - both under warranty so it was ok, RTM'ed them

    I researched LCD backlight failures to find out what was causing it, and in the meantime I was browsing under 'second hand LCD's' out of curiosity and LCD's still sell for quite a decent amount second hand. After digging deeper it seems the most common failure of LCD's is the backlight, and when they are out of warranty a lot of the time techies advise the customer it isn't worth fixing just buy a new one - and we'll take that broken one off your hands for spare parts for a 10$ discount on the new one

    Now the interesting part here is that actually replacing the backlight yourself is an inexpensive and quite easy job as per sites like this one here. For a mere 20 bucks and a few tools you can quickly and easily make a broken LCD as good as new

    One of my nephews has been bugging the crap out of me for a job over the holidays, and this gave me a bit of an - I told him about the LCD backlight failures, gave him the info on how to fix them and a hundred bucks to kickstart him off (which he can pay me back), and within a fortnight the little Tycoon has got 6 new-looking LCD's 19" through to 24" for sale on Ebay, all through snapping up 'broken' units, fixing them and reselling them

    If you managed to read the entire story then you deserve a beer, I know I needed one after writing it

    Can't wait to get home for a beer. This read has exausted me
    Cool story btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnagel View Post
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    You're awesome Carnagel. I was just thinking of what I could do for a get rich quick scheme, and here I have it. Seriously, you deserve that beer.
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    I open the window and start jerking off in front of him.

    I then punch myself in the testicals, throw myself through the window and vomit on the guy.

    I then pin him down and continue to masterbate on his face.

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    Fuck Carnagel, I might jsut do that myself, fuck knows I need to money to pay for my little bastr...children
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    You're a fucking genius. I vote for this.

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