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Tip by Michael TLV: Here is a quick
step by step look at how to take the protective screen off the new 2002 Pioneer
RPTVs. Not yet applicable to the Elites until I work on one.
There is a significant redesign of the front panel of the TV this year compared to
years previous. At first glance, the bottom speaker cover does not want to come off at all
if you think it is held on by the same super velcro as last year. It isnt.
But if you look close along the bottom
you will see a series of screws that hold
the grill on.
Take this off. Now you will have to unplug the front panel to get everything off. You
will unplug the main power to the TV and the TV will shut off. But look closely, there is
a second plug in for the main power on the front end of the TV itself. Take the plug and
connect it to the second jack on the TV. You cannot miss it
Now your TV comes back
on and you can continue.
The next thing to do is to unscrew the bottom corners of the side panels along the
screen. With this done, you can pop off the bottom of the panel and slide it down slowly
from its connection at the top corners of the screen assembly. With these side panels off,
the screen is supported on by the top and the bottom. The sides are exposed and you can
look into the TV cabinet. The screen is also very flimsy.
Next up is to take the top panel off. Now unlike the previous generations of sets where
you had to struggle for dear life to pry the frame off, no more. Just move the top panel a
few inches to the right and the top comes off. No more fighting. But watch out for the
screen. No more top support either.
be very careful.
Now take the screen off
reverse the stack
and put everything back
This will take you a good 30 to 60 minutes to figure out. Be patient and be careful.