Coppell TV Repair LLC offers a REPAIR SERVICE for SONY T-CON T-CON board BT2 / A1557397B / A1556899B shown on the picture and used in 46'' Sony KDL-46VL160 LCD TV from the BRAVIA series.
REPAIR SERVICE means that you have to send in your malfunctioning board in order to get it serviced, tested and returned to you.
Please note: some Sony models from this generation (Sony KDL-46Z4100 for sure) come in different internals depending on the LCD panel used; if you came to this listing while searching by TV model number DO NOT assume that your TV has this board inside as it may have a very different (and not compatible) one! Open up the TV and use the numbers printed on the board's labels when searching for repair services.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Advertised price is the maximum price you will pay and includes the return shipping costs within USA. Surcharge applies for international returns.
You start the process through the orange button on the page by filling a short form with your contact information and a brief description of the problem.
An email with shipping instructions is automatically sent once you submit the form to the email address you provide.
You then package and send the board to us. You pay for the shipping to a carrier of your choice and nothing to us at this point.
Once we receive the board and open the box we test it and act depending on what we find out.
If the board arrives in working order you will be charged with a a diagnostic fee of up to $25 plus the return shipping costs, i.e. less than the advertised repair cost.
If the board is bad then we attempt to repair it.
If we succeed we send a payment request for the amount specified in the listing.
If we fail to we send you an email with details and usually only request that you pay for the return shipping and nothing else.
Please make sure your TV has the same board before proceeding with this service or contact us if yours is different to see if we offer repair service for it.
Like most other boards the BT2 T-CON in SONY KDL-46VL160 can fail in many different ways and cause different symptoms of the TV.
The most common issue addressed by this repair is the TV refusing to start with either 2, 13 or 14 blinks error code at the front; good check for whether the T-CON is at fault is to see if the unit would start with backlight , even if for a short while. when the T-CON is disconnected from the main board.
Another popular failure is the TV starting (with backlight) with nothing on the screen, for a short while, and then shutting down with the 13 or 14 blinks error code.
Starting up with corrupt image, green lines etc. may also be treatable, though with less success (statistically).
Typical turnaround time is 2-3 business days.
This is the time it takes for a package that was received to move up the queue and get opened.
Once we open the package we usually have about 1 hour to get the case resolved or we will likely end up losing money on it.
Sometimes, depending on situation, we may leave opened box and make another try on the next day.
Note that it is not guaranteed that the queue will take exactly 2 or 3 days to process. Sometimes - especially after long holodays - it can be larger and take longer.
We do our best, but we have no efficient means of managing the work load on demand.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BOARD(S) SENT IN FOR SERVICE
The board(s) we receive must be physically intact and must have not been tampered with or serviced before.
The advertised flat rate for repair service is only valid when the above conditions are met.
Exceptions are possible and often applied for minor repair attempts, but we reserve the sole right to judge if and when we would consider a repair minor.
If we receive board(s) that fails the above conditions we will contact the sender and usually offer two options: 1) returning the board(s) for the sole cost of the return shipping; or 2) continuing the repair service at a higher cost in case of success.
It is also possible, depending on the condition of the board, to eliminate the second possibility and just flat our reject having to service the board.
Subject to situation and availability we may also recommend replacement of the board, again at the higher than advertised price for repair.
In all cases you will have the option to receive your own board(s) back for the sole cost of the return shipping.