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Cracked Plastic Molding/Frame

There is a crack in the plastic on the lower left of the frame around the screen. What I would like to know is if the crack is structural or significant in some other way that would impact the functioning of the TV - or shorted its life span.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2008


Of course it would.the crack weakens the integrity of the frame causing it to collapse soon.if you have still warranty on it, take it back to where you bought it and get something better.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008


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    I can only help you as far as getting the LCD off/exposed. I dropped my camera the other day and discovered my cracked LCD screen.

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