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O/T Anybody know how to clean a big screen TV?
Ok, I got myself in trouble. My son, the one my mom and I gave a big screen for Christmas, commented that his had a much clearer picture than mine. I noticed that the screen was a bit dusty so I decided to clean the screen. I used soap and water on a just damp sponge and wiped with a paper towel. Well, the problem is the way the screen is made with all those little grooves, I couldn't get it completely dry.
Overnight, the dampness ran to the bottom of the screen and collected in the channel that holds the screen. Actually, there are two screens, one with vertical grooves and one with concentric grooves laid against the back of front one. The water in the channel wicked up between the two screens and that's when my trouble began. I've got hard water and when the water dried, it left deposits.
I popped off the front trim, removed two of the channels and then the screens. I laid the screens out on the floor, face down, and cleaned the back sides. I cleaned the mirror while I had it open. I then put the rear screen back on the TV and cleaned the front of it. When that dried completely, I installed the front screen and cleaned the front of it. I still had streaks.
I repeated the procedure and still had streaks. I repeated using white vinegar, better, but still have streaks. I've tried window cleaner, alcohol and eyeglass cleaner. I'm using lint free cleaning cloths too. I keep getting streaks. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
I've looked online for hints, cleaners and/or cleaning kits but have come up empty. Anybody know the secret to getting it clean again.
Oh, it turned out that the clarity problem was the cable signal. It kept steadily getting worse until I called yesterday to set up an appointment for Monday. Today the signal cleared up, at least for now.