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Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Hi all,
ive just picked up an advent 15" tft monitor the psu works fine
so there is power getting to it but the thing wont turn on,
does anyone know if it is worth the cost of getting it fixed what ever that cost might be ?
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Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Hi there,

How old is the monitor. Most TFT's come with a 3 year swap out warranty.

Might be worth trying that. They dont always ask too many questions just address and serial number.

Regards

Mark
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Im not sure how old it is Mark, this is one ive just picked up on the
second hand market with unfortunately no taking it back as it was
from an auction so i didnt pay loads for it but enough to make me
really Pi**ed when it didnt work and to want to get it repaired
if i can,

its a nice idea to try what you suggest, i think your right all monitors
ship with 3 year back to base warranties, it just depends on who i have to go through
and how reasonable their feeling, and of course whether they have
the serial number on record from when it was first sold.

thanks for your suggestion.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,878
Registered: 04-04-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Phone the manufactuerer up and ask them about it, if they ask where you bought it just play dumb and say you don't remember, tell them you bought a few at the time so it could have been from PC world or it could have been from somewhere else.

They'll be able to tell the age from the serial number, if its out of warenty they'll tell you up front so you know where you stand.
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Thanks, i will do exactly that but im having trouble finding a direct
line through to advent, it seems that you have to go through pc world
repair centre because its an advent and we all know how helpful they
are, i will keep trying though
thanks
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Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Bill,

Dont know wheter you have seen this yet.

Support and repairs for Advent computers are carried out by

http://www.pcservicecall.co.uk/

Also official Advent website

http://www.adventcomputers.co.uk/

Hope this helps

Mark
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Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

If no waranty avail and repair estimate too high AND If you are handy with a screwdriver and basic electronic skills then I would recomend checking the internal fuses. The previous owner may have tries to use the wrong PSU. Some of these screens use miniature surface mounted fuses but it is possible to source and replace them. Note that some of these have more than one fuse and I have known more than one to need replacing.

Good luck and let me know if you have sucess.

James
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Thanks for looking Mark but ive been there already,
because this monitor was sold exclusively by pc world and some dixons
stores it seems that you have to go through them,
the phone numbers quoted on the links you kindly gave me
are direct to pc world repairs numbers and not advent,

i have found out since first posting that the monitor shipped
with a pc that was being sold in 2002 and as i believe all monitors
have 3 year back to base warranties (please tell me if im wrong)
im going to take it to my local pc world and hope for the best,
i know that they can be a bit picky if there own extended warranties
are not purchased so i will have to keep my fingers crossed and see
if i get away with it.
thanks again Mark

regards
Bill.
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Hi James
thanks for your suggestion and it is an option as i am pretty handy
with electrics, i have had the bottom off and looked at the circuit board
but could not see anything amiss,
you are right it does seem like something as simple as a fuse issue
but i did not want to strip it right down while still having the take it back
option open, if it fails i will use your advice and go for it (not much to lose)
cheers.

regards
Bill.
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Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

Hi Bill,

No probs. Hope you get sorted.

Would be interested to hear how you get on.

Best of luck with PCW. :roll:

Regards

Mark
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Is my Advent TFT worth fixing ?

cheers Mark and thanks for your help and advice
im taking it in today so i will let you know how i get on with it

regards
Bill.