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SCRATCHED TV SCREEN

HOW DO I FIX A SCRATCH ON MY BIG SCREEN TV

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    i noticed the other day on my 20inch regular glass screen tv which is an older panasonic tv/vcr combo has this scratch in it that is about an inch or so long down near the lower right side of the screen. Is there anything i can do to fix this?

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Try contacting www.tvscreenprotectors.com
They deal with damaged tv screens

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I was researching your problem and I found a warning that you may want to heed on http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/577.

"Scratched glass under compression can be dangerous (more prone to failure). In televisions, the glass is like a giant light bulb that is completely emptied of air, so it is always ready to implode like a submarine getting crushed in a hollywood movie. A scratch can be a a weak spot and implosion can send glass flying when it collides together. Although the flying glass is just tiny shards that can,t penetrate skin, only one has to hit your eye to make it a big deal. So safety glass might be a good idea when working on the tube that close. You will be able to make the scratch duller with some work."

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I HAVE A SCRATCH ON MY SONY KDL-52WL135 HOW DO I REMOVE IT ?

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The actual answer is that you would have to have the front screen replaced. It is opticaly coated. If you try using any type of polishing compounds the coating will be removed. There will probably be ripples and reflections where you tried to do the polishing. The replacement part is made of acrylic with an optical coating. It is expensive.

If you had an LCD screen, the compete panel would have to be replaced. This would be terribly expensive!


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Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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