Is My TV repairable or worth fixing?



To put it bluntly: NO! It's not what people want to hear, but 99% of the time the answer is: Absolutely no!

  • There are too many reasons to list in one article as to why a TV is not worth fixing but I'll give you one. A typical TV repair warranty is only 3 months - they do not want you to know there is a 90% chance it will play up again
  • 90% of repairs play up again Why do you think most manufacturer's warranty repair ends up as a brand new unit replacement?
  • This equals = money $$$$  WASTED!!    DOWN THE DRAIN!!
  • You will be surprised at how cheap a new one is!
  • It's always cheaper to buy a new one, even in the long term
  • If it's out of warranty, DO NOT GET IT FIXED!  (some very UN-COMMON exceptions)
  • Repair businesses are going out of business everywhere
  • In 2004, our company looked into tv repair service and we were advised that it was a dying trend & bad business - BACK THEN!! 
  • The reasons why your tv or A.V equipment is not worth fixing in Australia is because the labour repair costs equate to 90% of the cost of brand new equipment and you are guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months with new purchases - where as a repair you are only guaranteed for three and most of the time it's what's called a band-aid fix.
  • NOW, if you didn't have our recommendation, which one makes the most sense?
  • New technology (not all) is actually better than what you're attached to and wanting to repair (we believe and know dvd recording was a step BACKWARDS in technology) but there may be many, many options you are not aware of that could be an alternative to wasting your money

A throw away World

Not that TV Magic agrees with this ''throw - away world'' (and how 'un-green' it is), we feel we are doing you a favour by saving you cash in the long term! Just in 2012 , we still hear stories of people getting there VCR serviced for a hundred bucks! And within 3 months the heads are dirty, the tapes are scratchy again. 
This article, really is, to inform: the less-knowledgeable, persuade the unsure (if they had doubt) and deliver the facts with the current world of technology from our unprejudiced point of view. 
If you have TV problems or need a TV service - contact us
The other thing is, sometimes what people think is a faulty tv - is just incorrect TV tuning or bad TV reception etc. 

When you should call us for TV repair 

  • Your remote stops working - your tv or device doesn't respond to the remote anymore
  • You get clicking noises, pixelation, blank screens, or no picture at all
  • You get picture but no sound
  • You get sound but no picture
  • You get a 'Zap' from anything, anywhere!  IMPORTANT!
  • You have damaged inputs on your televison 
  • You only get half a picture, a fuzzy picture or NO SIGNAL error messages
  • Your screen is BLUEish
  • Your screen is PINKish
  • Your screen is GREENish
  • You get picture or sound from one device but not from another

Any of these symptons may or may not be worth fixing but are definately worth the phone call to us to check. We may be able to fix one of the above problems for less than $120. Anything over $120-$150 and your TV is NOT WORTH FIXING. 


 Faults that MAY be worth Fixing
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Toowoomba - Gatton - Crows Nest - Oakey
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How much will it cost to Fix my TV reception? Sometimes there is a cheap fix, other times there is a risk of doing it cheap and it will cost more in the long run. Sometimes it has been done that badly in the first place that it's going to cost more to erectify an old system than it's going to just install a brand new one from scratch. Sometimes, the old gear is that old that the whole lot just needs replacing. In the end, the tv reception signals need to comply to certain requirements or it's just not going to work. These requirements are described as per the requirements of Digital Broadcasting Australia (DBA) authorities. If these are not complied with - your tv reception will be no better off. Also, having too much signal can cause bad tv reception as well! 

So do not worry, about it costing too much! We do free quotes! We give you a guarantee! We aim to make any tv reception repair job last 10-15 years - on a year to year basis, servicing your antenna compared with servicing your car will cost you peanuts! So call us now! or make a booking online.

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