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I took the cover off the TV, and can see that under the motherboard/circuit board that there are a couple of screws loose. Looks like they likely hold the LCD in place, which would explain the problem. Unfortunately, I can only seem to get one end of the motherboard disconnected, so I can't get in there with a screwdriver. any suggestions. It seems to be hung up on the end where the CD drawer opens.

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    I've gotten all the screws out, but the motherboard is still held in place in a couple of places by cables/circuitry. It doesn't seem like I can remove these connections without damaging the system. It's very frustrating because I can see the loose screws in the bottom of the housing, but can't get at them! Any more suggestions? The suggestions I've received so far have been really helpful in getting me to this point.

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Hi again,

Appreciate the "Ask Me".

Often, the mounting designs of these units calls for the screws to be positioned closer to the board edge with two or more at the middle/center. Likewise if the board also holds switches, expect screws to be within the same general area. It may be to your advantage to remove as much as the hardware as logically appropriate (such as CD assembly) to have a better view. Additionally, may I suggest you group the screws as often they are not of equal lengths.

Cheers.

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    Louie Role Jul 21, 2008

    I think I have a fair idea of the difficulty. There are occasions that forcing the issue of removal of other components/circuitry might (just might) add to the trouble as it is. One has to admit that if a problem could be simplified, then that might be more practical (thought not necessarily technically correct). Over the years, the best tools I have ever had are my own two hands and a lot of patience. But of course that does not stop me from using improvised tools such as:


    1. eyebrow tweezers to serve as mini pliers. Agree that it would not be as tight using a screw driver but it should serve the purpose;

    2. make your own - flatten a fairly thick solid wire and bend into an L-shape. In effect what you have would be a tool that can squeeze in the available space and long enough to reach the screws. It would look like an Allen wrench as shown here.
    My compliments on not giving up on the challenge.


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