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Bog and dust on mirror....showing up on screen, how best to clean?

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Remove pointy screws out of back of screen ( 3 up each side and 4 across top). remove speaker grill, remove 4 screws from center cover. remove 4 screws from bottom of tv, disconnect wire bundle. lift screen up and off. clean mirror facing up and lens. Do NOT touch big mirrror, trust me. put it back together by sliding screen back on and making sure all edges are flush before putting screws back in. the pointy ones go in the back every other screw is flat. good luck, should only take about 5 minutes.

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i have been fighting a dark screen almos impossible to see dark scenes

i found this from another person
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