Does Accessing the "Service Mode" of Your TV Void Manufactures Warranty ?

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  1. Brian Mansure

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    I would like to tweak a few settings like disabling SVM on my Toshiba 32AF42 but want to make sure I don't void the warranty.

    Is a service tech able to "see" that the serice mode was accessed by a consumer?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Not on your set.

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    Michael,

    I have the same question, but for the Sony kv-34XBR800. I have gone into the service mode to look at it but, have not made any changes yet. I plan to make a written record of all the factory settings first.

    Dan
     
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    The ultimate answer on any set is... :

    Do you plan on TELLING them? (The correct answer is NO!) [​IMG]

    If you manage to really screw around with some settings, perhaps you'd have a problem, but in general, there is really way for them to know.
     
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    No way to know ... but there is also something implied here.

    Be careful and take responsibility for your actions. If you screw something up and damage the set while you are in there, be man enough to pay for the repair work yourself.

    General rule ... if you don't know what something does, don't change it. Research first.

    Do not push the button that says "do not push" ...

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  7. Brian Mansure

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I also believe in taking responsibility for one's actions, that's one of the reasons I asked this question before diving right in blindly and not understanding the consequences.

    I plan to write all settings down and will not try any major changes/tweaks until I have service manual in hand and lots of time.

    Thanks again,
    Brian
     

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