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How do I remove the white bridge things that connect the two boards together?

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  • OmarH Mar 08, 2008

    Great, I got those out.  Also I took out all of the screws and unplugged all wires.  BUt there still seems like something is holding it down... and I dont want to force it too much to get the board out.  




    I think that it may be the perpendicular board all the way in the front which attaches to the TV inputs and outputs.  Do I need to remove this and if so how?

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Those are the wire connectors between the A board and the power board. They just lift out on the power side. Take a small screw driver and just slide it under the bridge close to the end nearest the power board and gently pry they will pop off and stay attached to the A Board (conversion) There should be 4 of them

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    Sonny Berry Mar 08, 2008

    There are some tabe that need to be pushed down and also the wire tie conectors have to be turned slightly as the have a liitlr edge that helps hold the PC board down. Then you have to slide it up and to the left to remove it.

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