Darnit! Repair a KP57WV700?

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  1. Chris

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    I am debating this. We just moved into our new house, and while everything came together OK with no major problems, my KP57WV700 set was scratched. At the bottom of the screen, toward the middle left, there is a scathe about 1 cm wide and about 2" tall.

    It is not "nightmarish" can't watch TV type of thing, but it is going to annoy me to no end that it occurred.

    What solutions are there to fix this? I assume replace the screen if that's possible.. or is that just it for the unit? I can't find an authorized svc. center here in KC either.
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    If the plexiglass is scratched ... just replace it or remove it.

    Any repair shop that handles Sony can order the part ... or a glass shop can cut to order a piece of plexiglass ...

    regards
     
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    Yeah, it's just the plexiglass front. I can't figure out how it comes off, though, it seems almost glued attached. Any idea how much that costs?
     
  4. Gregg Loewen

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    this is the set where the plexi goes right to the edges correct? (with a 1-2" black border).

    If so, you need to remove the front panel and then remove the 4 brackets on the back. The plexi will then come off. Re assemble and add some weatherstripping to fill in the space. You will also have to deal with the autofocus wires, which can be disconnnected from the back of the set (you will have to remove the rear access panel)....Make sure the set is off.

    When done you will have a "unfinished" border around the set which was previously covered by the built in black border. Many clients just buy some wood / plastic trim and glue it on to the set to cover up the unfinished border.

    Best of luck!!

    Gregg
     
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    Ah! Thanks for the advice. I'll just have to figure out the costs. For right now, I'll live with it (it's small) and change it soon.. I just need to figure the overall cost of project next. [​IMG]
     

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