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How much does TV screen repair cost?

The cost of TV screen repair in the UK range from £150 to £300 based on factors such as the screen size, TV type, extent of damage, and the chosen repair service or technician. However, more complex repairs or higher-end TVs may incur higher costs. It is recommended to contact local repair shops or technicians to obtain accurate pricing.

Different types of TVs and their repair costs



Estimated repair cost (parts included)


Screen issues



Backlight issues



Motherboard, backlight, inverter issues



Screen issues


One of the first things a repairer will want to know is your TV type. Typically, there are four kinds of TVs in people's homes:


LCD TVs are currently the most common TVs because they produce high-quality images. Since it is pretty common, this type of TV is the cheapest to fix. LCD TV repair prices average £190, parts included


LED TVs are similar to LCD TVs, except for the backlight. Funnily enough, this is also the most common problem in LED TVs. LED TV backlight repair costs £190.


4K TVs are generally more affordable than LED and LCDs. It costs an average of £140 to repair the motherboard, backlights, or inverter. However, 4K TV screen repair costs in the UK can be higher than a replacement. So if it’s the screen that’s the problem, you might want to consider buying a new TV instead. 


Plasma TV is the most expensive to repair among the four main types. Not only that, but they’re also the most challenging to fix when it comes to the screen. The average cost of plasma TV screen repair is £270, parts included.

Factors affecting TV repair prices

Most TVs are repairable. However, repairing a TV is hard work and requires a complete understanding of the appliance’s different intricacies and components. Several factors affect your budget for a TV repair service. 

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Damage severity

Cracked LCD TV repair costs more than just fixing a malfunctioning TV screen because of the extent of the damage. Here are some common problems that can be repaired by a professional: 

  • video display issues
  • sound cutting out
  • lines across the display
  • fuzzy screen
  • hard-to-read HDMI input
  • motherboard issues
  • backlight issues
  • Wi-Fi connectivity issues for smart TVs

TV type

The repair cost also depends on the type of TV you have. More popular TV formats are likely to be more affordable because of the availability of spare materials compared to dated ones like older versions of the plasma TV. Newer doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easier to fix. 

TV brand

Although repair shops don’t usually cost by brand, brands still have some gravity on the cost of TV repairs. Some professionals even prefer working on a specific brand. A TV repair expert specialising in LG might not be adept at fixing a Samsung TV or setting up a Sony TV, therefore charging extra. This is because TV parts aren’t the same for each brand. 

The more popular the brand is, the more likely it is repaired at a lower cost. Lesser known brands would have fewer parts available in the market, which might affect the repair cost.

TV parts

The parts that the repair expert will need will also affect the overall cost of the TV repair. This is where we see the intersection of all the other factors. Availability of parts will depend on the brand and type of TV you’ll have fixed. Commonly fixed parts are likely ordered in bulk and cost less. 

Other things to consider before repairing your TV 

We now know that LG TV backlight repair costs differ from a cracked Samsung TV screen. But what other factors might cost you extra when getting a pro to repair your TV? Here are other things to consider before getting your TV repaired: 

Diagnostic fees

While most experts don’t charge separately for diagnosis and are factored in the overall cost, it’s best to ask if there’s a separate fee. 

Pickup/delivery fees

Most will offer pickup/delivery service for your TV. This convenience is, of course, paid at an extra price. 


While extended warranties might cost extra, it’s still highly advisable to get one. Why? It guarantees that you can get it repaired for free or at discounted rates if the TV starts malfunctioning within the given timeframe.

Expert certifications

Some experts are certified by brands like Samsung, LG, and Sony to repair their TV. Being experts in a particular brand might factor into the overall cost.

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It’s best if you do some troubleshooting yourself. After an initial assessment, you can determine your budget. You should get multiple quotes to assess how much is needed to repair your TV and adjust your budget accordingly. You can put up a task and get quotes from plenty of specialists on Airtasker!

The simple answer is that if the repair costs more than 50% of the value of your TV, whether cumulative or one-shot payment, it’s better to replace your TV. Otherwise, getting your TV fixed is more sustainable and cost-effective compared to buying a new one.

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