Originally Posted by Kool-aid23
Congrats, just curious to how you got started? Your above post asked for suggestions about the bezel. Did you end up getting the bezel off?
The first time I removed the back cabinet and took out the golden screws inside, I couldn't get the black bezel off. The reason for that was because there were two hidden golden screws at the top that I missed, and two black tabs on the sides of the TV that I didn't push outward. Well, it turns out that you had to remove those 4 gold screws with the washers behind them at the top because there is a golden screw hidden behind each pair that could only be accessed by removing the pairs. I didn't get the black bezel completely off because it was still screwed in at the bottom. The reason for that is because two of the bottom center screws are really hard to reach due to being buried in front of a lot of TV tech, circuitry, etc. But its not necessary to remove those.
Step 0: Turn the TV off, remove the power outlet and let it sit a few days unconnected before moving on to Step 1. This is for safety reasons. There is still voltage inside the TV even after it has been turned off. Let the TV sit unconnected for a couple days to allow the voltage to die down to avoid electric shock. This is just what I heard. It may not be necessary, but better safe than sorry.
Step 1: Remove all of the silver screws on the outside holding the back cabinet to the TV.
NOTE: Be careful and double check that ALL of the silver screws holding the back cabinet on are off before removing the cabinet so you don't break accidentally break or damage it trying to take it off.
Step 2: Remove the back cabinet.
Step 3: Remove all of the golden screws around the perimeter of inside the TV (except the speakers and anything not near the perimeter), including the 4 golden screws at the top with the washers behind them, because there is an additional golden screw behind each pair.
Step 4: On each side of the TV, there are two sets of tabs. Push all 4 four of those tabs outward, and the black bezel should pop off. It won't come off completely though because its still screwed in at the bottom.
Step 5: Pull the top of the black bezel out and you should see the entire TV screen behind it. There is an edge at the top corner of the screen that has a shine to it. That is the edge of the anti-glare film.
Step 6: Carefully pull at the edge of the anti-glare film and begin peeling. I'm not sure how fast or slow you should peel it, but I don't think it matters. I started out slow then sped up at the end. This process will probably take around 10 minutes due to sticking very well to the glass and maneuvering the sheet of AG film around the bezel.
NOTE: I ended up cutting my pinkie on the sheet of film. It was a small cut though. The sheet isn't sharp though
Step 7: After getting the anti-glare sheet of film off, toss it to the side or throw it away.
Step 8: Pop the black bezel back in, screw all of the golden screws back in tightly, put the back cabinet back on and then screw all of the silver screws back on.
Step 9: Wash the glass with a damp cloth to get rid of any glue adhesives. Use a cleaning solution without ammonia so you don't damage the plastic around the TV.
Step 10: There you go! A brand new glass screen with no scratches, increased brightness, better colors and more clarity!