A cup was thrown and hit the 52" big screen cover (which seems to be plexiglas). It now has a baseball size hole and several spider cracks. The TV itself still works and you can see the picture. Just has the hole and the cracks. Any suggestions on DIY repair would be appreciated.
I called a glass company about replacement plexiglass already. Quoted $105.00 for 1/8" clear plexiglass. Please ask your TV repairman friend if a do-it-yourselfer can remove the RCA TV case and replace the plexiglass screen easily.
P.S. My DH didn't see it before I left this morning, so please answer SOONEST as I may need a new home by the time I leave work today!
Yep, I'm on the northwest side of Houston. :-) The service center my DH works at is for the Tilt chain of arcades. They don't actually fix tvs for people, but a lot of games have tvs in them instead of computer monitors, so they work with them a lot. I'll let you know what he says. :-)
Where on the northwest side do you live? I lived at 290 and W. 34th for 20 years. I bought my first house in December of 2004, met my husband in January 2005, was engaged by April that year and just celebrated my 1st year anniversary November 19th. How's that for scheduling? Which is why I need to FIX THAT TV! aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhh!
We live off of Kempwood between Gessner and Campbell - VERY close to your old place. Happy anniversary! :-) I hope he is understanding.. It IS just a tv, after all. :-)
Here's what Charles said:
"It involves removing the plastic trim that frames the screen. There might be screws holding the trim on the sides of the TV, or along the bottom, or along the top. Usually two or three sides, and the fourth side you slide the trim out of, or off the hooks that hold it.
Then under the trim there are strips or channels that hold the lens, with the Plexiglass piece in front of that. The channels are often held in with wood screws. Just remember the lens is plastic and VERY easy to scratch. If it's damaged, it will have to be replaced too (another $100).
Call Home Depot to see if they can cut a cheaper piece of Plexiglass. The old Plexiglass might be tinted."
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