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post #1 of 6 Old 03-16-2012, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm a neophyte, so this may seem like an absurdly stupid question:

I have a 10 month old Samsung 51" Plasma that I love(d).

Earlier today, my 2 year old son threw a plastic ball at the screen while I was at work. I came home and found out about his actions and noticed there are now two star shaped cracks on the screen (look like the impact from bullets).

The television does not turn on, the indicator light only flashes a few times and then shuts off.

I am aware that the screen will likely have to be replaced, especially since the cracks appear to be on the backside of the glass.

Is there any possibility of this being a fixable problem? Having to trash this TV so quickly is a very painful thought for me.

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I'm a neophyte, so this may seem like an absurdly stupid question:

I have a 10 month old Samsung 51" Plasma that I love(d).

Earlier today, my 2 year old son threw a plastic ball at the screen while I was at work. I came home and found out about his actions and noticed there are now two star shaped cracks on the screen (look like the impact from bullets).

The television does not turn on, the indicator light only flashes a few times and then shuts off.

I am aware that the screen will likely have to be replaced, especially since the cracks appear to be on the backside of the glass.

Is there any possibility of this being a fixable problem? Having to trash this TV so quickly is a very painful thought for me.


I'd get a repair estimate but it will probably be about the same, or more, as buying as a new one.

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From your experience, any difference in getting a quote from Samsung or a third-party like Geek Squad or some local shop?
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From your experience, any difference in getting a quote from Samsung or a third-party like Geek Squad or some local shop?

It shouldn't matter too much, but I'd probably call and simply ask what the approximate cost of replacing a screen like yours. If you take it in, they may charge a fee to give you an exact cost.

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A place like http://www.moniserv.com/ can repair just about any plasma problem... except cracked glass. That said your monitor does have value as a donor to other units that have bad electronics.

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What is the model number? I can check the panel cost from my parts distributors.

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