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Fire caused smoke on back side of screen

Can the front glass be remove to clean small amount of smoke
behind glass on 1 year old 50' plasma Phillips model #
50pfp5332D/37

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Yes it can, but not by any even moderately simple means. The screen itself is as fragile as 50" eggs. If you're dead set on doing it you're gonna need help, and not from little sister. I can only guess as to what your set looks like, but if it is anything like the older models, the screen is protected by clear plastic. Between those two is where your smoke is. IF and thats a big IF, its still the same, all you need to do is remove the screws in the top and bottom of the large braces that recieve the stand. from there you're likely going to have to unhook wires to speakers or the ambient lighting if your tv has it, but that's easy. Carefully lift out the screen with help, by the braces which should still be left screwed into the plastic and metal columns connected to the metal back of the screen. I DONT recommend setting the screen down anywhere unless you have a static free room with no lint. Just have person two use a real microfiber cloth to clean the insides of the screen protector, your call if you'd like to wipe the actual display, I don't know if it will cause it any harm or not. The problem is that by doing this you might be exchanging smoke for lint and fibers from the cloth. Reassemble and don't take your plasma camping anymore. Good Luck.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    Axle80 Jan 16, 2009

    removing the screws from the braces is after you've taken the back off the TV. Sorry, I got a little ahead of myself there...

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