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Air filter message and cooling fans

I found one of the colling fans, where is the second one located? I think If I find that one, I may be able to clean it with compressed air...

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There are actually 3. If you are looking at the back of the TV with the panel off, there is a big one on the right next to the silver lamp box. Just to the left of it is a black square tube that the lamp shines into, there is a fan attatched to the bottom of that black square tube, the third is further left from that tube, attatched to the powersupply and mainboard cage. You'll be able to see that one easily enough. Don't use compressed air, it just blows stuff around. Use a vacuum with the brush attatchment to clean what you can. If you don't have the back panel off, you won't mess anything up by removing it, just take out the gold screws and you'll have decent access to all the fans. The second on will be a little tricky to get to. Don't fumble around with the vacuum hose, be careful and you won't accidentally unhook anything. There are no actual filters beyond the black plastic grating on the outside of the TV. If you need more help, I can email you photos.
Good Luck.

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