# Projection TV screen repair

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#### Mark Witczak

Jan 1, 1970
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I've got a 52 inch Toshiba rear projection TV. I also have a 3 year old
TV. Are they all the same? Just the outside screen (the fresnel portion)
is cracked.

Thanks,
Mark

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#### Travis Jordan

Jan 1, 1970
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Mark said:
I've got a 52 inch Toshiba rear projection TV. I also have a 3 year
old son.

If the TV is older than the son, you might consider just replacing it.

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#### Leonard Caillouet

Jan 1, 1970
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The outer lens is the lenticular, the inner is the fresnel. Call your local
shops or Toshiba distributors with the model number. Expect to pay at least
a couple hundred $for it. If you measure the exact dimensions of the screen from behind you might get lucky and a local shop will have one the right size or one that they can cut to fit for cheap. Leonard T #### Travis Jordan Jan 1, 1970 0 Leonard said: The outer lens is the lenticular, the inner is the fresnel. Call your local shops or Toshiba distributors with the model number. Expect to pay at least a couple hundred$ for it. If you measure the
exact dimensions of the screen from behind you might get lucky and a
local shop will have one the right size or one that they can cut to
fit for cheap.

FWIW, replacing the lenticular is not as easy as you might think. The
lenticular screen is attached to the fresnel screen in a specific way so
that the fresnel screen is allowed to hang freely, which prevents it
from bowing. It's very easy to get small bits of debris in between these
two screens when assembling them, which can make visible shadows on the
screen.

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#### Leonard Caillouet

Jan 1, 1970
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What is so difficult about it and what is this "special way" of which you
speak? The biggest problem is static electricity attracting lint, packing
foam, and dust. Many of the screens are taped together at the edges and
this can be a PITA. Never saw a service bulletin from a manufacturer, nor
special instructions about how to hang a screen. Sounds like a scare tactic
to ward off the DIYers.

Leonard

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#### Art

Jan 1, 1970
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I would check prices for new tv's if the tv is more than a few years old.

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