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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jon_Durham, Feb 26, 2003.
How can I remove the protective screen on my Hitachi 57UWX20B?
Hitachi glare screen removal:
The removal of the glare screen is quite easy.
1. Remove speaker cover (fabric) on front of tv.
2. Remove screws holding front L & R side decorative panels.
3. Remove screws holding front L & R of control panel fascia.
4. Remove all screws holding screen frame in place.
5. Gently lift up and out the entire screen frame assembly.
6. Remove all screws holding frame together.
7. Remove glare screen and fresnel assembly (taped together)
8. Using safety razor or exacto knife "cut" the black tape around the entire
border of the frame. You want to "split" the tape from the glare screen
and the fresnel screen.
9. After separating the screens, apply 3/8" of heavy duty foam doublesided
tape to the edge of the fresnel screen, over lapping the "black" border of
the original tape. Leave the "release paper" on the outside of the tape.
10. Carefully remove the remaining release paper from double sided tape
one side of the screen at a time i.e left, than right, top then bottom.
11. This part requires two people. Insert the fresnel screen with tape into
the groove in the screen frame, apply pressure to the tape to secure to
frame one section at a time.
12. Re-assemble the frame and install on tv.
I am sure if you looked hard enough or wanted to buy 1/8" x 3/8" plastic
strips cut to length you could use that instead of mounting tape to fill the gap. The gap must be filled to firmly secure the screen in the frame.
Sit back and enjoy a GLARE free picture in all lighting conditions!
If you don't want to leave your expensive lenticular screen exposed to damage, you can buy a sheet of non-glare acrylic at a plastics store and have it cut to size. It'll probably run about $50.
Another advantage is that, if you get plastic the same thickness of your glare screen, you don't have to mess with foam tape.
Michael's discription is on the money, except for #11. On the 57" Hit there is no groove slot for the screen to fit into. It is simply placed (laid) in the frame, then the brackets are placed over it to tighten (use the foam weatherstripping to shim it).
However, on the 65" set, it is a bugger to do. The screen layers fit into a groove in the frame. This will require 2 people to do and you cant simply do a shim to fill in the space, so I do a restack where you put the glare screen in the back of the stack.
I hope this helped??
Michael, BTW, I had a customer say he was referred to me by you. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
Cool... I am glad it worked out.
Good tips too
Thank you all!