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Old 02-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Rear TV Replacement

I have a 2004 Gulfstream Friendship G7 and there is a monster TV inside a cabinet in the bedroom. This cabinet has a couple of drawers for clothes, but I have been unable to figure out how to remove the TV without using a big hammer. I suspect is has something to do with the plastic sleeve that runs verticle along the cabinet having to be removed to proceed to the removal. Any ideas out there?
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Can you post a few photos of the TV and it's cabinet?
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Pictures or acurate description is needed. Most that I have seen, including mine are in a wood cabinet with a wood frame. On the wood frame are wood plugs covering screws. USUALLY you can take a drywall screw and screw into the plug and then wiggle it and the plug comes out exposing the screw under it. Then remove the screws and the tv will be fastened in a manner you will find once the frame is removed. I just changed mine out last weekend and even though I had to drill my wood plugs out as they were glued in it was still no issue. Once the frame was removed my particular bedroom tv was screwed to a board from the bottom and help with a strap from the top.

but without knowing exactly how yours is configured it is hard to say what to do. Take a close up picture of the frame and cabinet.
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The front Sony TV in my Gulfstream also had a strap. The strap was constructed from a very tough material - I couldn't cut it. It was screwed to the base of the cabinet on one side then ran through a fixture glued on the top rear portion of the TV and down to the base on the other side where it was also screwed down. I had to have a friend hold the TV half out of the cabinet while I unscrewed the strap (after trying to cut with very powerful side cutters). I then pulled the strap through the fixture and we removed the TV. Hope this helps.
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TV Removal update

Here are a couple of pictures of the TV I need to remove. It does not readily slide thru the opening, so I am checking to see if it is wired down or something.


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Looks like there are a couple of screws above the tv. My guess is there are more somewhere not visable in the photo, perhaps below the drawer?
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Looks like the opening should just barely let the tv pass through. Pull the drawer and see if there is something on the bottom of the shelf the set is on that might release it.
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What is on the other side?

My guess is strapped or mounted to plate, screws from below into plate.

Second may be wood strapped to back, secured to cabinet by screws above TV but that would require rear access.
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We had a similar set up in a 5-r we once owned except we had doors below instead of a drawer. Removed the doors & found the mfr had the TV secured to the shelf it was sitting on with 4 long screws run up through the bottom of the shelf into the bottom of the TV case. Yes, screws INTO the bottom of the TV. They were lucky they didn't screw into something inside the TV.

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Pull your drawer completely out and look in it at the bottom of the TV. If you don't see anything there then take the faceplate of the cabinet off and I bet you will see either small "L" type brackets on either side of the TV, or a strap on the top, or a combination there of. There are only so many ways to secure it.
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Rear TV Replacement" update

First, thanks to everyone for their help but I finally broke the code. I lifted the bottom portion of the TV up with a big screwdriver and slid the TV forward until the bottom half was on top the opening. Holding the bottom so it wouldn't slide back, I pushed the top backwards as to tip the TV back on it's tube. Once on it's back, I slid the TV out feet first.

Who would have thunk it!

Have a great day all. Jim
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First, thanks to everyone for their help but I finally broke the code. I lifted the bottom portion of the TV up with a big screwdriver and slid the TV forward until the bottom half was on top the opening. Holding the bottom so it wouldn't slide back, I pushed the top backwards as to tip the TV back on it's tube. Once on it's back, I slid the TV out feet first.

Who would have thunk it!

Have a great day all. Jim
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Sorry it took so long, here is the final picture. 29in Vizio LED with Blueray DVD. Thanks for all the suggestions and advice.
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Sorry it took so long, here is the final picture. 29in Vizio LED with Blueray DVD. Thanks for all the suggestions and advice.
Nice job Jim. Congrats!
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