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I need help with disassembly of Vizio GV42L LCD TV

Hi, I am swapping a smashed LCD with another one I bought locally as a non-working tv with a good LCD. I have removed all the screws but I can't seem to take the back panel off to get inside the TV! Any help or tips on how to remove the back off of a Vizio GV42L LCD TV?



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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i have removed all the screws from the GV42L and i still dont find how to open it... can someone help me please? please write me to

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Help I have a vizio eseries 39 inch led TV the screen is busted and I have a replacement screen how do I remove the back to replace the screen Any advise is great advise Thanks in advance

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I have a vizio e260mv, I'm 95% positive that the tv has a bad video board and I need to test it with a multimeter to make sure before I buy a replacement, I however cannot seem to remove the rear plastic cover (even after unclipping the bevel from the rear plate) it seems something near the bottom and rear middle of the tv is still holding it together, any suggestions as to what that may be, and I know there arent any screws as there aren't any on the exterior of the case (and yes I checked under the stickers as well) *also if possible, a link to a video showing disassembly would be helpful or better yet a service manual... thank you ahead of time



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Remove all the screws and start at the bottom and push in the tabs, and work around the edges, being careful not to pry too hard, the cover has clips all around the tv. after the bottom is free and one of the corners the cover will kind of pop off if you use the palm of your hand and lightly tap as you apply sum upward pressure.

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You may have missed a screw hidden underneith a sticker or pad. Usually this is done so that you void your warranty if you open it up yourself.

However, the tv casing has clips that slip inside the frame of the TV and engage when the back is put on during assembly at the factory. It is not designed to be removed again by consumers.

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