Four years ago I bought two small Tucson flat screen TVs several days apart for Maison Secondaire. I’ve barely used either of them (long story) but they have been stored well and both worked last week when I first got them out after being stored.
Within a few days both stopped working. Nothing to do with the remote controls or power supply, plugs, sockets, storage, misuse etc.
I opened up the backs of both and neither had any obvious signs of burned / loose components, or other typical causes of circuit board component failure.
I’m wondering that since both stopped working several days apart, (similar to the dates apart at purchase) there is a deliberate feature built in to render them inoperable by a certain date / after a certain period. It’s too much of a coincidence that they should both ‘expire’ at the same time.
Has anyone else had a similar problem with a deliberately built-in-obsolescence / failure with a solid state TV?
Maybe I’m just too suspicious of lesser name brand TV manufacturers.