My son's got a hold of the Windex and decided to clean my TV screen. In the process, some of the liquid ran down the sreen and now I'm getting some weird shadows on the screen. I'm still able to see the picture, but there are these darker areas. Any advice?
Hallo tyco you can remove the screen and clean the difuser make sure the same way you strip it put it back the same way also use a furniture polish like (mr min) with a soft cloth.i have worked in arcades around the world and have cleaned many of these screens and never had a problem. pack the screens on a clean none scratch surface also, and work careful with it support the plastic and lie it down when you clean it.
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Pull off the two speaker grills. They will seem like they are going to break but they'll snap out. You'll then see the 8 screws that hold the plastic lower facing in place. (4 on each side) Once you remove the facing, you can see the 4-6 screws that attach the screen assembly at the bottom of the screen. Once you've removed them, you simply place a hand along the left anf right edge of the screen assembly and pull up. This will pull the screen assembly off the plastice hooks inside the cabinet that hold the screen assy. in place. You can now clean the mirror and lens assys. You can use windex on the mirror but many projection TVs have plastic lenses so use a prepared solution from a video store or make your own with luke warm water and a couple drops of dish washing liquid. Don't get the lens too wet, so that water drips onto other parts of the TV.
With a conventional projection type screen on CRT type televisions this is not a problem,but with the newer DLP type screens the fiber of the Fresnal screen acts like a spounge and soaks up any liquid introduced.If you try to clean it it will smear and make it worse.You can remove the screen assy an clean it with Windex but allow it to dry properly.I do not see a problem with cleaning this screen,but make sure you put the screens back the way they were.I must also note that it is no easy task removing this particular screen assy.Good luck
It is difficult to clean/remove the screens. Best case senario, it will dry up leaving little to no water mark. There are three screens, liquid gets between them and it sucks it in. Disassembly and cleaning will fix, but the screens are very fragile and cannot be wiped without potential damage. Any dust, dirt between them will show in the picture. Proceed at your own risk.
I have the sweetest grandchildren and tey are always willing to help also, so we have to love the children for all their wonderful help. ( NOT !!! ...lol ) But lets not send your son to the adoption web sight just yet. I'll start by letting you know ( in a sigh of releif for you ) that your tv is not damaged forever, although, when the windex drys, you will probably see a dirt stain on the screen, since the windex probably did it's job and cleaned the dirt off, unfortunatly the residue is between the screens. You have 2 layer of plastic screens for your TV. One is a lexan shield and the other is a riffled substance plastic. To seperate the two of them, you need to take the front of the TV off, normally by removing screws from the inside of the TV ( this can be a tricky job and I really suggest you have a pro do it if you haven't worked on TV's in the past ). If you do it, be extra careful not to break the screen or sheild after removing as they can get a bit pricey. When you take them out, they will seperate ( one lays on top of the other, no real trick to them ) and then just grab your windex ( the remains of the bottle that your son left you ) and clean them like you would glass. Of course after you clean the screens, replace them in the oppisite proceedure of taking them apart and wella, all is ok again and junior remians a loving and helpful son. smiling. I hope this helped. Nice day.