I WOKE UP TO A SPIDER THAT SOMEHOW GOT BEHIND THE PLASTIC SCREEN ON MY 52" RCA HDTV. IT HAS BEEN THERE ALL DAY AND DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT . WHAT SHOULD I DO. I DONT HAVE A CLUE HOW TO GET THE SREEN OFF SO I CAN REMOVE THE SPIDER. PLEASE HELP
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Re: SPIDER BEHIND THE SCREEN !!
Removal of the screen on this unit is not to difficult. to remove the screen you will need a t20 bit. the torx 20 screws on the back side of screen then the torx screws on front panel. be carefull that screen is easy scratched.
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Do you mean replace the front plastic screen. Are you sure you want to?
This screen is $500+ if you can still get one. A tech may have to come
in and remove the bezel to insert the screen (some remove fairly
easy...) You can get a pretty nice LCD TV for $700.
You will have to remove all the screws on back of TV Front Bottom panel first then you will have more screws that hold Top on in back and under front screen its not as bad as it sounds it just takes awhile to do while your in their clean your mirror and all 3 top lenses to Tubes.
The plastic screen itself never gets dirty on the inside, unless a spider has taken up residence nearby. What you are likely experiencing is dust built up on the CRT lens and mirror - which would cause the picture to look dull with low contrast and brightness. If that is the case, you may find on your model that the screen either pulls out or that there is a wood piece at the bottom that is hiding some screws or maybe the speaker grill needs to be removed to expose said screws. Be gentle cleaning the mirror, as it is surface coated and could be scratched easily.
You must remove the top back cover, but be careful and handle it gently because the mirror is attached to the inside of that cover. When the cover is removed you will be able to clear out any spiders, spiderwebs and dust and be sure to clean the 3 lenses on top of the 3 picture tubes.
The common culprit for this problem is a defective Focus/Screen control block. It is located behind a removable panel in the front under the speaker grill. It is a little black box mounted up along the top of the opening with two rows of three openings for adjustment of the Red, Green and Blue "focus" and "Screen" (brightness) settings. They often get contaminated with dust which is attracted by the high voltage flowing through this block. It is held on by a single screw and has 9 push on/off wires into the back of it. The replacement is fairly straightforeward, just keep track of which wires go where. Leave the set unplugged and powered down for a day or so and the voltages should all have bled away to ground by then.