Originally Posted by ES_Revenge
Thanks, yeah I think I narrowed it down to the frame actually being slightly bent in there...I think if I can bend the frame back and take the pressure off it will make it better (would be nice if it completely removed it but will have to see).
Now I just have to figure out how it comes apart. As mentioned in the thread I tried to bending it back by pulling with my fingernails but because I have to put some pressure on the LCD that way I'm wondering if there isn't a better way....
Well good news--I fixed my Z9D
Turns out no pressure damage, just a reflective mask that got pinched behind the panel--set it right and TV is great now! Made a good deal into a killer deal, heh
If anyone needs to take theirs apart--there's no S/M easily available on the internet right now but I can give you a few tips on removing the back... There's several "hidden" screws. In addition to the regular covers there's more of them. Two screws at the bottom of the back sit underneath little covers on each side. You need to slide them downwards but put pressure in the top middle while sliding to release the catch. I thought they popped off and ended up breaking one--they slide
! Then, where the power cord goes into the unit it's almost the same deal but just a much larger "slider". On this one you have to do the same thing and push down on the edge while sliding sideways towards the middle of the set and that long cover will come off. You can then remove the power cord by disconnecting it from the PSU board. (As a side not there's some pretty spiffy looking gold colour Rubycon caps on that power board--you can see this thing was built high-end.)
Over on the inputs side there's another cover that comes off like the normal ones but you just have to remove one screw. It looks like this was a place to put some kind of module (cable card??) into the TV but no such slot exists on the board--maybe used for other countries, I dunno.
Finally to remove the back, once you have all the screws out, you'll need to move these two "sliders" on each side of the set to release the back cover. This is not really too obvious but there's two screws you removed before (one is under the electrical-cord-side cover) and if you look closely you'll see two small arrows showing you need to slide the things they were screwed into. You slide those up on each side and the back cover releases. Then you tilt up the back cover from the bottom and the top is just secured into the top of the frame via a "lip" type catch along the whole edge--pretty simple to just keep tilting the cover until the lip is able to release.
There aren't any wires connecting to anything to the back to worry about. There's a little cover on the bottom
of the TV that comes off after everything else and it has what looks to be the Wifi and possibly IR boards--there's one antenna connection here (it seems the entire frame of the TV acts as a Wifi antenna!), and two little harness connectors. Once those are off you can just slide off that bottom piece.