So a couple of days back I saw the Geek Squad guy at the Best Buy next door start putting detritus from his installs into the dumpster, including a LCD TV (which he obligingly left by the side of it). Once he'd vacated the area, I went to take a look only to find a rather nice looking Sony XBR6 in the 40" size. I knew there was a good chance of something being wrong with it (I mean, who would throw out a perfectly good TV?), but I decided to drag it back over to my office and take a look. Turning it on, I found what I thought at first glance might be a bad T-con board, but after doing some research over the weekend I now think it might be at least one bad tab bond (though applying pressure to the top of the surround does nothing to change the presented image).
I find myself left at a bit of a crossroads with it. I could tear it apart and try the temporary tab bond fix you can find pretty readily via Google. But I don't know how long a fix like that might last, so I'd be disinclined to sell it on to someone, and I don't really need another TV of any description for our place. Or I could strip it and sell the parts on eBay - a good T-con board for these could bring $100 all by itself! Then maybe $40 for the stand; $25-30 for the power supply board; $60-70 for the video board, etc... I could end up getting some pretty good money out of it. What do you guys think?
Last edited by michaelwalsh; 03-24-2015 at 03:02 PM.