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Box Elder Bugs Inside

Here's a new one. It's that time of year again when Michigan homes get invaded by Box elder bugs. My problem is that I've had some get up into the inside of my Big Screen Sony TV. You can see the shadow of them walking across the screen. Worse yet is that they crap on surfaces and it leaves this little sperm like shape stain that appears on the inside of the TV screen. What is the easy way I could get into the inside of my TV and clean this stuff up? Is opening up the TV something I should have a certified repairman do? Thanks in advance for your help. Stew

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Look at bugs


Science has named and classified about 1 million distinct species of insect. You expect someone to name a million insects for you, so you can then go name a few bugs at school. Get real.

Do your homework properly. Get a book from the library and do some reading. You might learn something.

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what is the tv model# and the maker.. and also did all this line has the same color(what color) and did it change place..?

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Yellow, magenta, cyan dots appear on screen

I am not laughing but I would suggest if possible from the rear with a light first to see if any of the bugs are on the mirror at the rear of the set inside or the lens This set should have inside---look for that first---anything on the mirror or between it and the screen will be magnified and projected into the picture----it is possible to take a good photo and post it here as well.

I have seen this once before---had lots of little moving specs on screen of a Sony---they had several hundred knats inside flying around that were attracted to the light and warmth there.

Solution in that case actually involved use of Moth balls for a while in the area.

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How do I take the front screen off to clean the bugs out? Philips 60PP9100D-37 60" Widescreen Projection TV

First: do not take front screen off for cleaning--easy way is to remove entire black plastic shroud (you look at back of set and you will see 2 silver pegs near top edge) This set uses torks type screws---you need to remove several and the entire upper plastic in back comes off. The mirror is suspended separate from this.With the shroud removed you can clean the lens of the 3 picture tubes or any debris on the inside of the screen----do not use glass cleaner on the screen; but if you have smudges or bugs on the inside just use a very fine soft cloth(you may need to moisten it slightly) Any mark you make will show! If you find you have spider webs use a swiffer type duster to remove them.

I do this here for free so if this was helpful give me a vote here. If you have questions or need help let me know.

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How to clean inside of screen?

Your tv has two screens on it. The outter screen and the inner screen. The outter screen has a frame around it held on by clips. You can remove this outter screen by gently prying it from the tv. There is a small gape between the outter screen and the tv casing. When prying the outter screen be carefull not to dsanage the tv case or the outter screen frame. Take note of the location of each clips because you will need thses to put the outter screen back on. Clean with a good gentle screen cleaner, (Do Not Use Windex). Philips screen cleaning gel for plasma & LCD works very good. Install the outter screen back on the tv by making sure the clips line up and use light pressure to snap it back in place. Do Not Hit Outter Screen To Force Clips Into Place.. I do this on my tv about once every 6 months or so.

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RCA projector cleaning procedures?

Whatever you do you are better off to leave it alone or change coolant fluid in Tube its a Job doing it and you risk breaking Tube $450.00 unless you see the bugs in picture who cares.

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Spider in my tv

no way to prevent....but screens will need removal and clean inside....aarons has service dept for this....good luck...

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