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How to replace a broken Projection TV screen.

You were playing touch football in your living room, and fall through the projection TV screen breaking it. I'm not kidding! I had to fix one and was told this was how it was broken, at a fraternity of course.

First be aware that the screens are composed of three separate pieces and the cost will probably be $300 to $400. If you still want to proceed, and let's face it, without a screen the TV is done, go to


to locate and order your screens. They have good prices, availability and a great search engine. Now most service manuals are also available for a free pdf download but not all. The service manual will help find the screws needed to be removed to complete the job. If encompass does not have the service manual I would recommend purchasing it at


for about $16.00.

Installation is straight forward. Generally you have to remove the back top cover with the mirror attached. This requires removing alot of screws. You may also have to check under the bezel on the front, below the screen, for several screws. Having the service manual makes locating and finding all the screws much easier. The service manual should also have a section devoted to screen replacement. Remove all the necessary screws and lay the screen flat on the floor. Remove the screen hold in screws or clips. Again having the service manual makes identification easier. Now remove the screen from it's frame.

Assemble the new screens. Make sure they are in the correct order. Protector (on outside), Lenticular in the middle and the Fresnel on the inside. You will need to secure the screens together. Black cloth tape works well around the perimeter.Make sure that the tape is not covering any of the screen or any of the convergence sensors. Reinstall the screen into the frame and reassemble the unit.

While you have the unit apart you should clean the lenses and the mirror. I have a tip at


which will walk you through the process. This should complete the job. Try not to play touch football in your living room in the future!

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