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Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
6:32 PM

Post #2953608

PLEASE HELP ME!

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.

Thanks!

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!
ginger749

November 29, 2006
6:34 PM

Post #2953613

What does DH stand for ???
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
6:39 PM

Post #2953623

ginger, DH= Darling Husband

Gymgirl, I'll ask my DH for you.. He works in a service center that repairs monitors among other things, so he will at least know if it is possible/too difficult to do on your own.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
7:06 PM

Post #2953673

Marilyn,
You're right here in Houston!!???? Praise God!

THANK YOU!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
7:43 PM

Post #2953783

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. :-)

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
8:00 PM

Post #2953832

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!

I'm too new to be a divorcee!!!!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
8:13 PM

Post #2953872

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."
ginger749

November 29, 2006
8:17 PM

Post #2953887

The Plexiglass is non reflective,
To cut out glare and reflections from around the viewer.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2006
10:17 PM

Post #2954186

You ladies are saving my life!!!

I LOVE YOU!

P.S. DH called to see how I was and to tell me he loves me! I think it's safe to go home AFTER Bible Study!!!!!
petit_potager

April 15, 2007
7:55 PM

Post #3395496

"PLEASE HELP ME!
A cup was thrown and hit the 52" big screen cover...
...so please answer SOONEST ...
...I think it's safe to go home AFTER Bible Study!!!!!"



Oh lord, wont you buy me a mercedes benz ?
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So lord, wont you buy me a mercedes benz ?

Oh lord, wont you buy me a color tv ?
Dialing for dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh lord, wont you buy me a color tv ?


Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2007
8:59 PM

Post #3395695

LOL!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #3395712

LOL

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2007
10:27 AM

Post #3397290

The big screen is fixed...
petit_potager

April 16, 2007
4:24 PM

Post #3398538

Gymgirl: ” The big screen is fixed...


So, what new “bride” likes to wash coffee cups?

Right????
petit_potager

April 16, 2007
4:45 PM

Post #3398607

Glad it was only a TV that needed stitches.

...Say, in the future:

Have you considered a 52” Wide Screen Melamine T.V.………….????

...FORE!!!!!





...HTML edit

This message was edited Apr 16, 2007 12:56 PM
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2007
5:48 PM

Post #3398837

I'm SO glad you got it fixed, Gymgirl!! :-)
petit_potager

April 16, 2007
5:54 PM

Post #3398859

Me Too!

Nonetheless, If one aspires to greater recognition, ………..

…Convention dictates that one should NOT squander their throwing aptitude
(nor their rotator cup) with naive coffee cups...

...RATHER: The hurling of lamps or ashtrays at the intended target is de rigueur politique Arkansas.

______________________

...and what's with your wretchedly bad aim??? (Gymgirl?) ???

LOL!

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2007
6:05 PM

Post #3398904

I wasn't aiming at all...and I'm from Louisiana. We usually just cut and shoot...
petit_potager

April 16, 2007
6:06 PM

Post #3398910

...you cut one and what??????
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2007
8:19 PM

Post #3399312

LOL!!!
petit_potager

April 17, 2007
3:23 PM

Post #3401866

pepper23 - do not encourage me. lol

”I wasn't aiming at all...”

..now I understand.

Sorta’ like aiming the cats of Zanzibar.



pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #3402708

I am encouraging you now. LOL
petit_potager

May 1, 2007
9:57 AM

Post #3450508





This message was edited May 1, 2007 11:04 AM
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2007
11:41 AM

Post #3450906

Rampant goofiness...

(walking away, shaking my head...) ;-)
candycane_878
Flushing, NY

February 8, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #4513042

my big screen tv, is not turning when i press the power button the red light keeps blinking
candycane_878
Flushing, NY

February 8, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #4513046

its not turning on
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4513053

What is the make and model number, candycane? Maybe we can find the manual online and see if we can help you. :-)
CascadeMom
Cascade Mtns, WA
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #4514449

oi vey!!
the silence is deafening on this one :(

tnredneck75
Bristol, TN

July 18, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #5277111

my 61 inch rca big screen is boeing on the ends any suggestions
tygerbunny
Atlanta, GA

September 4, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #5508430

My big screen has shadow images on the screen, instead of 2 objects we see 6, can someone help me in Atlanta, GA
erussell
Indianapolis, IN

October 7, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #5642718

my big screen 61" jvc dseries looks like theres a lot of scribbly lines in it (white) AND WHEN u hit the volume button it changes the channel please help
daisybaby
Jacksonville, FL

June 18, 2009
2:06 PM

Post #6705114

i have a big screen it will turn green then turn off in like 10 sec
jamm
Broken Arrow, OK

July 12, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #6808945

rca 61 inch big screen had sparks and smoke at bottom when tried to turn now won't do anything. Thinking powersource is it hard/expensive to fix? Plez help will be football season soon dh will be in major withdrawls
johnboy1984
Corydon, IN

October 15, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7171803

hi my name is john, i have a 57 inch sony big screen and when i turn it on the screen stays black and the lights on the front of the tv stay on but there is no sound nor picture. i have tried unplugging it but dosent work can anyone give me any ideas on how to fix my problem or what the problem could be thanks
RoxieBD
Berkeley Springs, WV

January 12, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8306493

I have a 61 RCA projection TV P 61927. It has a protective screen over it. I have dust between that and the projection screen. I would like to clean it. Can you help? I was told I can take protective screen off but I have no clue how to do that.
CarpetCleaning
St Albans
United Kingdom

August 3, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8734708

Good to have it fixed. In the future be more careful!

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