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I have what appear to be cobweb like lines of dust between the shield and the screen, how do I clean this?

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TWO ways, hard way is remove entire front screen from the set.

Easy way is unplug set and remove back cover; with a swiffer like duster reach up and carefully remove the webs etc---do not press hard on inside of screen as you can scratch it.

Also clean the three large round black lens with a lens cloth or paper towel with glass cleaner on it.

Should be a ten minute job.

Make sure set unplugged when you do this!

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to packerfan. yesterday i did some thinking. i had the same problem w/ my toshiba 57". cobwebs in the viewing screen. i found the solution to be simple. take the front panel off. it's just held on by some clips. remove the black cardboard cover that protects the wiring. it's simple just w/ a screwdriver. attach a feather duster w/ duct tape to a 2 ft. dowel or longer if your arms are short.there are several places you can go up to dust. i found that if you clean 1/2 of the screen then the other 1/2 you should be done all tolled in about 10 mins. presto! my screen has never looked so good.too bad it's taken me 3 yrs. to figure it out. hope this solution works for you as great as it worked for me!!!

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