My name is Christopher Russell and I’m the owner of SwapPart TV Repair of Buffalo, NY. I’ve been involved in TV repair since summer of 2013, but I’ve always been involved in some repair industry. I was just good at fixing things, and how I ended up in TV repair is that I have a friend who believes I can fix anything. We were renovating a basement and the owner had a TV which wasn’t working properly. My friend was like, Chris can fix that, he can fix anything. My response was that I probably couldn’t fix a TV, but it ate at me and about three weeks later I plugged it in to see what it was doing. It was flickering and ticking. A quick Google search of the model numbers led me to a post on Badcaps.net where someone else’s TV had the same symptoms. It turned out to be leaking capacitors on the inverter boards. I repaired that first TV, made a bit of money in the process, and found something which I really enjoyed doing. After that, I was spending almost all of my spare time fixing TVs. My shop is very small, and was originally a one bedroom apartment. Space is something I just never have enough of. I’d like to get a bigger shop, but I’m also a new dad and that means some things have to wait.