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How to Remove the Back Cover to Replace the Fuse

I think the fuse is blown, but it is in such an awkward place that it is hard to see visually. Either way, replacing it thru the power cord access would require the manual dexterity of ... well, I'm not sure it could be done.

So, other than "remove the screws that secure the back," does anyone have experience removing the back cover?

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  • cgilker Jul 25, 2008

    Here is what I did: I was able to full the fuse by using a pair of tongs shoved thru the power cord access. The fuse was blown (I think due to a recent storm).

    I did not want to go thru the effort of unscrewing all the back black screws. There are quite a few, and pulling the back off would be tough. Also, I would have to lift the TV out from the entertainment center, which I could not do by myself.

    Instead, I used my Dremel to "enlarge" the size of the power cord access hole. I opened up another 2-3 square inches to the left. Then I was able to insert a new fuse.


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Unscrew all the back black screws and gently pull the back off.
if a fuse is blown, you most likely have a severe power supply issue.usually the str would be shorted , a bridge rectifier wil also do this, a faulty ptc will blow a fuse also.
check how the fuse blew, if it looks violent then you have a short.

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