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I have a pin like chip on my screen that I hit with something. It is just annooying seeing it. It is about the size of a head of a pin. Any way of covering it to blend in or do I have to look at a new screen

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Unfortunately, if that's an LCD, you can't replace the screen. The panel, as its called in the industry, is actually more expensive than the whole TV. Weird I know. But if you have a chip in it, you'll have to live with it. There is nothing available to treat that in order to make it less noticeable.

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Below is a pic of the inside of my projector TV with the STK-392-110 circled in green and as you can see it is easy to ID due to the HUGE heat sink that it mount on to help dissipate the heat. (sorry for the small size since Fixya limit the file size to 150KB)

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O, and my brother offer his help which I found to be very useful. My 2 hands weren't enough to do this work.

4) Removed the 4 screws which I marked with the yellow arrow inside the pic.

5) I didn't want to remove any cable afraid that it might create other problems but had to remove about 3 cables to make it easier to lift and move the board around a little while fixing.

6) Removed 4 screws that mount the chip to it's heat sink using a very short screwdriver. Very little space to work with.

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