Question about Sony KP-53HS30 53" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Clean behind screen

Need to remove screen spider got inside, what is esiest way

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  • Michael Nov 09, 2008

    I think I have the same problem. I have a fog like blue micro dots all over the screen, It started in the bottom left corner and has progressed over 70% of the screen. This has happened over a 1 year timje frame. My TV is now a couple of years old. It started after I replaced the Projection Light.

    Is this the same as you have described? I will try to follow the repair discription given and will update later.



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A repair man came out to my house and took off the back panel, he has vinager and water and a paper towel and just wiped it all out.

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I have a 42 inch screen and have cleaned it myself. It takes quite a bit of contortionist positions but can be done. Remove the back panel and have a microfiber cloth handy. get some invisible glass glass cleaner.....It has no soap so it cleans well. Spray the cloth lightly and the rest is reach and wipe...It does take a long time. You can also clean the lenses.GENTLY.... If you have streaks after turning it on you have to keep working on it. I couldnt come out of the process without some streaks. Its just too hard to reach the whole darn screen..I hope this helps ya out

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