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Water damage This is not the exact model of my TV; I think mine is a bit older. No difference for the problem, I'm sure. In the process of remodeling our house, the TV was being stored in the kitchen for a few days. Short story: In unhooking our dishwasher, water sprayed throughout the kitchen, and some must have gotten into the TV (which I didn't realize until today -- two days later -- when I hooked it back up). Now, there is a triangular-shaped, approximately 3-inch-by-3-inch black translucent mark in the bottom right corner of my set. I am 99 percent sure it is water. The questions: Is it fixable? Can it be done by myself? If so, how? And approximately how much does it cost to either do myself or have someone else do it? Thanks so much in advance, Jim Derry New Orleans

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Re: Water damage

If the set is for sure a projection TV set and not a direct view LCD TV set, you may have dirt, dust or a water mark on the lens or mirrors on the ind=side of the TV set. I really do not see how water could have gotten inside the TV set though on the lens assembly. This set is pretty tight when it comes to ex poser. Except for the back of the TV set. If water would have gotten on any of the printed circuit boards and you did not plug the set in for a while, and I hope you did not, Then the problem may be unrelated and could be a light engine problem. The only thing you can do is to open the TV set and check out the optics on the set. Send me the exact model number and maybe I will have the service manual, or close to it, so you can disassemble the TV set correctly. That will start off right away of saving you 30 bucks! Good Luck

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