Will the damn spider go ever go away?!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dave H, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    This is a lighter thread so to speak, but for the last three days or so there has been a spider crawling all over my screen - from the inside. It's driving me nuts! It will disappear for a bit, then come back. Do I need to go inside my RPTV to kill it, or will it find a way out? Or, worse, is it laying eggs? I really don't want to go through the hassle of taking down my center channel, pulling out my RPTV, etc., etc.
     
  2. Dave H

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    Nevermind....I just found a previous post on the subject. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kenneth Harden

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    Whoa, there is a thread about spiders in RPTV's?

    EVERYTHING really is here...
     
  4. MatthewLouwrens

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    Well, there's this thread, and there's the thread where Dave found the answer to his question.

    So I'd say there are two threads about spiders in RPTVs.
     
  5. Dave H

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    Well, the spider is now dead. How do I know? It is in a crunched up form hanging about an inch in from the top of my screen (from the inside). I have tried tapping the top of my TV to get it to drop, but it looks as if I will have to open my set up tomorrow to get it.
     
  6. ChrisWiggles

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    You should clean the insides (lenses etc) while you're in there, and perhaps also line it with duvatyne.
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    For those who might be interested, this is the fourth thread that I can remember in this section regarding spiders making their homes inside RPTVs. As Chris says, think of this as an opportunity to do some minor but necessary maintenance (clean those innards, sir).
     
  8. Dave H

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    Almost a year ago I did some cleaning. Initially I was against cleaning the mirror and lenses (fear of damaging), but it worked out pretty well.

    On any rate, I decided to go inside ---- I removed the dead spider and I found a live spider in there which I took care of.

    The lenses and mirror had such little dust on them that it wasn't working even considering to clean. Everything else looked good.

    On any rate, this spider thing was a good opportunity to see how things looked inside. One thing I will say, I am suprised at how little dust builds up --- even in a year's time. And, my house is by no means immaculate. However, I don't smoke or use a fireplace, etc. So, other than some normal dust, there isn't much of anything else to contibute toa build-up of anything.
     

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