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Phillips hd 55 inch

Behind my screen protector i see spiderwebs hanging and a dead spider. i dont know if it's directly behind the screen saver or in the back of the tv and its just the projection making it look like it's right there in the front of tv.

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Re: phillips hd 55 inch

It could be either place probably on the back of the screen itself. If it were on the picture tubes it would be big. You'll have to take the back off and check it. Stargazer

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A spider is on the inside of the screen. how do I open the tv open to get the spider out and clean the inside of screen and lenses?

First gather your needed items: screwdriver and a helper.

The screen is mounted to the enclosure of the TV by hanging on tabs mounted on the enclosure inside behind the screen. The screen simply lifts off after removing it's set screws at the bottom of the screen behind the big plastic piece that is below the entire screen.

1) Remove the speaker covers (grills).
2) Locate and remove the screws that hold the plastic piece onto the enclosure (8-12).
3) Remove the plastic cover and you will see the set screws holding the screen.
4) Remove the screws (2-4).
5) Use your helper as your screen is really big for most average sized people and lift the screen including the plastic bezel up and away from the enclosure.

Ensure that you have a secure area to set the screen as it will be large, heavy but yet very delicate. Also, do not clean anything unless you know for sure that you need to as sometimes just by touching things they get misaligned or break. This means but is not limited to: mirror, lenses & the screen.

When reinstalling the screen ensure that you hang the screen back onto all of the tabs or the picture will be blurry.

Good Luck!


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51" Philips Projection Wide Screen. Want to know

Almost all the Philips projection sets have a large black plastic shroud on the top half of the back of the set----it can be removed--most of these sets use torks type screws (star shaped).

With the upper part on the back removed you will find the mirror is suspended---do not try to clean it--it is film like handy wrap and will not need cleaning.

I use a swiffer type duster to reach inside the set to remove any spider webs etc, If dead insects or dirt inside the screen use a very soft cloth with water (just dampen the cloth slightly)

Usually you are seeing spider or cob webs and the duster will get them all--DO NOT APPLY FORCE IF YOU WIPE THE INSIDE OF THE SCREEN AS IT IS EASY TO SCRATCH IT!

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Power button flashing red

same problem with my phillips tv usually means a diode or main power board is bad it could also be a short from the tv over heating and a little soder could fix the problem but unlikely. if tis a diode or fuse you can have it fixed for 50 bucks. the other issues will run anywhere from 300 to 500 dollars to fix. pay 35 dollars for a repair guy to come out if the tv is special to you if not i would just get a new tv. rent a center has great tvs really cheap with no credit check. so dont panic go get a new 55 inch for 40 a week.. they will warranty the televisions the entire time so if it breaks you dont have to pay to fix it..

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I have a hitachi 43FDX10B ultrascand HD rear

well it seems to me that you need to call the manufacturer to see how to reset the pixels for that tv. it seems someone has taking a magnet or something like that to the tv screen

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Need help

i do not have a manual for this model at this time. phillips has change there techncial assistance policy at this time.. they have subcontracted this out to another provider.

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Suddenly went off!

This is a power supply issue. Probably in the high voltage stages. Maybe a fuse, regulator IC, or Horiz. Output transistor or all of them. If you don't know anything about TV repair, you should take it to a shop that will provide an estimate to you.


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Removal of Scratches on TV Screen

you can try toothpaste. use on the scratched areas in a circular motion for around 5 minutes. This can reduce, and remove scratches from plastic, and even glass. Wipe of with a clean soft fabric or tissue paper lightly moistened.

Another solution is scratch-out. Which is used to repair spiderweb scratches in the clearcoat on automobiles. This is a polymer coating on cars. Your screen is also a polymer. follow the directions carefully, and don't get too aggressive with it. If it doesn't work, what you lost?

The poster above is obviously inexperienced with this type of thing.

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