I hate the trend toward disposable electronics. If you can find someone to repair your TV, it's likely to cost more than a newer--and better--model. While the low cost benefits the consumer, the waste is an added burden for our landfills. Today our DVD Home Theater System quit mid-movie. Honestly, I was more concerned with extracting the Netflix DVD inside than with repairing the $65 unit. But as my husband opened the case to pry out the DVD, he noticed a broken filament in one of the fuses. A quick trip to Radio Shack, and our home theater is open for business.
Cost: $2.49 for a four-pack of fuses. And trying not to laugh at my husband while he wears that funny headlamp thing.