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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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Hehe, yeah, same thing happened to me, my daughter doused the screen with windex, and it got drawn up inside the screen. Mostly evaporated, but even after a week or two, I still see a dark triangle area on the bottom right of the screen, about 4-5 inches high. Oh well, when the kids are older, will have to get a new TV I guess.

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Hi Jim-

I posted a similar problem last month when my 2 yr old drowned our brand new 46" projection with WIndex. I'm here to report that THERE IS HOPE. :) It took >2 weeks, but we allowed the liquid to evaporate within the screen (it was drawn up into the screen itself) and, while not complete 100% perfect, the opacity is 1/100th what it was during the first week. In fact, even though it is a new tv we are making the call that yes, we will research a replacement screen cost. But even if that isn't doable, the damage is slight enough that we went ahead, got a HDTV dish, and can barely notice the trace stain (which, by the way, streteched all the way across the bottom 1/5 of the screen at first).
Hang in there, I hope this was helpful to you.


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Take the front screen off inspect it, wipe down the tubes and mirror with paper towels and a glass cleaner dont overspray. try that. good luck

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