My daughter doused the front of the screen with windex in an attempt to clean it. The windex pooled at the bottom of the screen, and it appears the liquid was then drawn up inside the screen. I am guessing the screen has layers or something, with little air spaces, so the windex got drawn right up in there. Looks like some of it evaporated, but there is still an area at the bottom right with some discoloration. Any way to clean these screens? Do they come apart?
The screen is two separate pieces of plastic. One is a fresnel screen and the other is a lenticular panel. They act together to disperse the light evenly. Yes the front bezel will come off and the screen will come out. But they are taped together with just a slight air gap between them. The windex was wicked up between the two panels by capillary action of the fluid and space between the panels. Trying to take the screens apart would be easy. The problem is the grooves in the two panels are almost microscopic so any attempt to rub them will leave a mark. Plus unless you have some kind of clean room the slight dust particle or hair that gets left in there will stick out like a sign when it is reassembled and turned on. The only hope to try to correct this is to removed the bezel and then the screens but do not separate them. Then wedge some tooth picks in the very bottom of the edge where the stain is being careful not to push the picks up into the viewing range. Then with a spray bottle of just water try to rinse the windex and wick up the water with a wedge of paper towel just inside the edge. The same action that got the water up there will wick it down.Repeat this several times to delute the windex as mush as you can. It may not get it all away completely but it should make it livable. After the last rinse leave the picks in and left the panels air dry before putting everything back together. The most IMPORTANT thing not to do is to lay the panels flat and flex them, this will allow the two grooved panels to chaff one another and they will be destroyed.
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Windex is not the best cleaner. Bed and Bath Beyond has a very good NON-Streak class cleaner that I tell my customers to use. The best solution is NOT to Spray directly onto the TV Screen. Remember the glass is only delivering the picture from an RGB projection unit sitting inside the enclosure. It is not the electronic projector and the screen is separate. It can be replaced if damaged; however I believe it is only streaked and needs proper cleansing. If you get the new cleaner, spray the solution onto a soft cloth and wipe the exterior screen. Promptly wipe it dry and if you need to do this a few times, eventually you will get the glass clear and enjoy the show.
What you have to do is remove the front screen assembly by removing the screws loacted at the bottom of the screen frame just under the frame lip. Lift the screen assembly up from the bottom to disengage the holder clips at the top and set the screen assembly to the side. On the inside of the screen, the part that faces the projection mirror assembly you can use some Windex and paper towels to clean the surface. On the outside do not use Windex as this will breakdown the protective finish used on the viewing side of the screen. To clean the viewing side, use a special cleaner also used to clean computer display screens. Re-install the screen assembly and you are done.
pool the cover from around the screen off .loosen the screws on the top and bottom ,on the right take all the screws out slide the bar up and completly off .the 3 screens slide right out off the gruves.clean the clear cover screen ,the bulbs ,and the mirror with windex . then put it back together ,it makes a differance
I have the sweetest grandchildren and tey are always willing to help also, so we have to love the children for all their wonderful help. ( NOT !!! ...lol ) But lets not send your son to the adoption web sight just yet. I'll start by letting you know ( in a sigh of releif for you ) that your tv is not damaged forever, although, when the windex drys, you will probably see a dirt stain on the screen, since the windex probably did it's job and cleaned the dirt off, unfortunatly the residue is between the screens. You have 2 layer of plastic screens for your TV. One is a lexan shield and the other is a riffled substance plastic. To seperate the two of them, you need to take the front of the TV off, normally by removing screws from the inside of the TV ( this can be a tricky job and I really suggest you have a pro do it if you haven't worked on TV's in the past ). If you do it, be extra careful not to break the screen or sheild after removing as they can get a bit pricey. When you take them out, they will seperate ( one lays on top of the other, no real trick to them ) and then just grab your windex ( the remains of the bottle that your son left you ) and clean them like you would glass. Of course after you clean the screens, replace them in the oppisite proceedure of taking them apart and wella, all is ok again and junior remians a loving and helpful son. smiling. I hope this helped. Nice day.