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Water spot on my Projection TV... what to do?

by Java Trish / February 23, 2005 10:07 AM PST

My husband was filling our fishtank, and the hose slipped and hit the screen of our new projection TV (needless to say, I'm not too happy about this). He tried to clean it up, but we now have a water spot on the bottom of it. Is there something we can do to fix this? Will it dry on it's own, or do we need to remove the screen and dry it? Or are we pretty much SOL?

Thanks for your help!

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Okay... so we tried removing the ...
by Java Trish / February 23, 2005 10:56 AM PST

...and it did not help. Apparently there are two layers to a projection tv's screen, and the water is in between those two layers. Is it time to call a repair guy? Or do you think it will dry on its own?

Thanks for your help,

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by 3luke3 / February 24, 2005 1:33 AM PST

This is always a pickle... its a situation where you think you might be able to fix it yourself, but then if something messes up... you might have voided the warranty by trying to fix it yourself. All A/V guys have stumbled onto a situation like this at least once in their life & depending on how handy you are & your own personality... you would either take it in to an authorized repair station & bite the cost & keep the warranty in effect... or take a small risk yourself depending on how confident you are in your abilities. From experience... I usually take it in now Wink

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Well... sometimes doing nothing fixes the problem.
by Java Trish / March 4, 2005 4:47 AM PST

After my husband realized that taking apart the TV was not the way to go, "he" decided that waiting to see if it fixed itself would work (you know, since it's cheaper than calling a repair man).

Anyway, the water spot on the TV screen is now almost all gone, so I'm sure it will eventually be totally gone. It doesn't really affect the tv watching experience, though. It's only noticable when the tv is off, or if the screen goes to black. But, soon enough it should all be better.


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