Tip & How-To about Televison & Video
You were moving your projection TV and drop it, breaking the mirror.Where can you get a replacement and how do you remove and replace the bad mirror safely and properly?
First be aware that the mirror is delicate and removal and replacement should be done very carefully while wearing leather gloves and safety glasses.
Go to http://www.encompass.com to locate and order your mirror. They have good prices, availability and a great search engine. Now most service manuals are also available as a free pdf download. The service manual will help find the screws needed to be removed to complete the job, infact it should have a section devoted to procedure for mirror replacement. If encompass does not have the service manual, they have most but not all, I would recommend purchasing it at http://www.servicemanuals.net for about $16.00.
Installation is straight forward. Generally you have to remove the back top cover with the mirror attached. On some units the bottom rear must be removed prior to removing the top. Requires removing alot of screws. There could also be some screws under the bezel on the front, below the screen. This varies from unit to unit and this is why the service manual is necessary for this job.
Remove the rear top section containing the mirror and lay it upside down on the floor. You should be looking at the mirror in the top rear section at this point. Remove the mirror hold in screws or clips. Again having the service manual makes this part easier. Remove the mirror being careful not to break it and cause a safety hazzard.
Install the new mirror, after cleaning with a soft cloth and a non-ammonia surface/glass cleaner such as Cinch or Windex.
While you have the unit apart you should clean the lenses and the rear of the screen.
I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4690955-clean_lense_screen_in_projection_tv which will walk you through the process. This should complete the job.
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