I have to shop for a new television this holiday season. I’ve already been looking at hugecybermondaydeals.com for some good prices on televisions. My old television stopped working when it shut off one day and a puff of smoke came out the back of it. I didn’t try to use the television after that, because I thought it would burst into flames if I plugged it back into the outlet. I thought about disassembling it to see what was wrong, but it was much more of a hassle than it was worth. I had to find some screw bits that would fit the screws used to hold the television together.
Since I didn’t have any of the matching bits on hand, I had to buy some from the local hardware store. The screws have a star hexagon shape, and socket is fairly small. On some of the screws, I had to angle the screwdriver a certain way to loosen them. Once I got all of the cover screws off, I pulled off the cover, and looked at the circuitry on the inside. I looked for anything that might look blown or broken, but I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. I had to be careful not to touch anything, because I didn’t discharge the television.
I gave up on trying to repair the television and put the case back on. There was nothing I could do with it, and the fear of electrocution was too great for me to proceed. Instead, I sold the television on an online auction website. There are a lot of people who will take a broken television, because they can disassemble it and either repair it, or use the parts inside to fix another broken television. I’m hoping to get a 32 inch television online this year.