Originally Posted by Test Ickles
You can do it!
Well, I gave it a try...
Was able to successfully remove the back cover without too much difficulty (did have to remove the stand). I could barely see where the ribbon cable was hiding in the area where I'm having my problem, but it seemed to be under at least 2 layers of other metal. I partially removed the outer one, to see if that would give me access to the ribbon cable, but it was still under a band of metal underneath the first one.
To remove both of them would require more disassembly than I was comfortable with. There is a central metal cover, where the stand would screw in, and I would have to remove that one in order to fully remove the 2 metal bands covering the ribbon cable. I could see various other ribbons and electronics going in and out of that cover, and it wasn't 100% clear which screws I should remove, and which I shouldn't.
As it was, there was a piece that sat under that first metal band, that was not screwed in or otherwise attached. It took me a while to figure out how it was seated there to begin with, but I think I was able to reposition it properly.
And the outside case also had a couple of devices that had to be partially disassembled (one was the WiFi unit) in order to remove the back cover.
If the TV weren't working at all, and I'd have nothing to lose, that would be one thing. Disassemble it, and if I couldn't get it back together, nothing lost. But since it otherwise works fine, I decided to just live with the line. And given that it's quite possible it still wouldn't fix the problem, even if I had been able to get to it, I figured I'd just leave well enough alone.
Waiting for my wife to get home, to help me lift it back onto the tv stand it sits on. Hopefully it'll turn on and work right!
Since I now have my Home Theater room as the primary place for 'serious' watching, I'm not as bummed about this problem as I would otherwise be. And spending $2,000 to $3,000 for a serious OLED 65" isn't something I'd like to do right now.
But thanks for the suggestion.
JVC RS400, Marantz SR7010, Screen Innovations 160" 2.35:1 Screen
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Dolby Bed (4): Wharfedale Diamond II's, Atmos (4): Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE
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