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Inside the cabinet projected on the screen?

I have a Philips 55PP9401. It has a beautiful picture....While on, it looks like a cob web with some dust on it is being projected onto the screen.
Is this possible and if so, can it be remedied easily?

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Re: Inside the cabinet projected on the screen?

Its a spideweb behind the screen. i had the same problem, take the back off (unpluged) and spray them out whith a can of compressed air. i thought mine was screen damage for a long time till i saw the spider walking on the screen from inside.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Re: Inside the cabinet projected on the screen?

Well . there are 4 things that can cause this..
1= the outer screens could be dirty.clean with screen protector cleaner.Spray on cloth and not on outer screens.
2= outside lenses of picture tubes could be dirty.Unit can be opened .Outside lenses can be cleaned with a lens cloth .Do not use paper towels or cotton as this my scratch surfaces of lenses.
3= inside of picture tubes could be dirty.This should be done by a repair shop only(dirty coolant inside tubes)

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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