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Spiderwebs under Screen, how do i clean it ?

Got this tv in 96, everythings fine except theres some spider webs behind the screen plastic that you can see but cant get at. how do i take the screen off to clean this ? thank you :D Josh

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Re: Spiderwebs under Screen, how do i clean it ?

Yes, I have seen this many times. Usually the best way is to remove the upper back cover and clean out the spider webs with a soft, dry cloth, but be careful because the mirror is mounted to the inside of the cover.

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