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Old 09-03-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Request help with instructions on removing TV

In my 2003 Dutch Star, the original front overhead TV is a 24" Sony Trinitron which I would like to learn how to remove. I've always performed all maintenance and repairs, and right now I'm parked where I can work on it. BUT, I can't figure out how to remove anything, not even the front wood bezel which I had assumed would give me access to the hold-down screws and brackets. The only screws which I thought might give me a hint, after removal, are two on the bottom side of the area below this bezel. But, nothing budges after removal of these screws.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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I have a 2006 DSDP 4024, hope it's the same... there is a wood vent on the backside of the cabinet which is held in by silicone. Cut silicone with razor knife and remove. Then access to the hold down screws and cable connections and power cord. After replacing with new LED tv I fabricated a frame out of cherry wood to match interior.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:15 PM   #3
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I have a 2004 DS. When I replaced my tv to remove the wood bezel I had to remove two screws in cabinets that were to the right and left of the tv. Hard to find but once removed bezel came right off.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #4
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On my 2002 the screws on the right and left are covered with a plastic trim ring. Don't know if yours is that way. Here are some photos of my recent conversion. NOTE: This is the second conversion, since new. The last owner took the old CRT TV out and put in an LED (early model).
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When I removed mine, since I wasn't concerned with salvaging the old boat anchor, I took out my sawsall and in a couple minutes, done.
Converted the space into a cabinet and mounted the new Samsung LED on a power lift in a new cabinet across from two new lazyboy recliners that replaced the old pull out sofa.
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When I removed mine, since I wasn't concerned with salvaging the old boat anchor, I took out my sawsall and in a couple minutes, done.
Converted the space into a cabinet and mounted the new Samsung LED on a power lift in a new cabinet across from two new lazyboy recliners that replaced the old pull out sofa.
Your TV mod looks GREAT! I too am considering mounting the TV on the curb side and turning the old TV hole into a storage cabinet. The box that housed the original TV in my 02 KSDP is metal. Is that what you hacked away at with you sawsall? It would seem I'd need to square up the existing "box" so the new doors would like up properly.

Oh, I like your new recliners. What brand and where did you buy them?
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Your TV mod looks GREAT! I too am considering mounting the TV on the curb side and turning the old TV hole into a storage cabinet. The box that housed the original TV in my 02 KSDP is metal. Is that what you hacked away at with you sawsall? It would seem I'd need to square up the existing "box" so the new doors would like up properly.

Oh, I like your new recliners. What brand and where did you buy them?
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My cabinet was lined with plywood to accommodate the shelving and doors. All I used the sawsall for was to cut the screws that held the old anchor in place.

The recliners are from Lazyboy. They call them a Wall away, meaning minimum clearance at the back to recline. They are held in place with four wood screws into the floor. The belts are a hold over from the old sofa and we use them to support the chairs in travel. We ordered them with the recline handles on opposite sides so they are both to the outside in order to maintain the same clearance between the chair and the custom cabinet between them.
I had to add about 6" to the slide out floor to accommodate the recliners depth. This was done by simply putting down a sheet of 3/4" plywood and carpet over top.
Whoever designed the original set up must have had a grudge against RVers watching TV. Putting the TV at right angles to the seating. How dumb is that?

Oh yes, one other thing. I had to remodel the wall lights to remove the spike that was at the bottom of the light to allow the chairs to recline without hitting the light.
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Thanks guys, mine is center-mounted with right and left accessory/instrument/monitor cabinets. I will hit it first thing tomorrow,.....as I just started the beer/nachos/NASCAR party. I'll report tomorrow.
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I took the same 24" Sony out of my 05 Kountry Star, when you take the TV down, put some heavy pillows on the dash, you may need a helper to disconnect the cords in back, the TV is a good boat anchor , about 70 pounds,be careful.
The screws are in the left cabinet & under those buttons on the right, then the bezel will pull straight out.
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With help from everyone here, I found that the two bottom screws which I had already removed were two of the four screws that hold the front rosewood bezel. Sure enough, the other 2 are accessible from inside the side cabinets. None of them have "buttons".
There's a "handmade" aluminum piece across the top of the TV, which looks to be what secures the TV (from coming out). Before I go any further, I need to move to a location where I can get a strong boy to help me with the heavy lifting. It'll be a few days before I report back. I really appreciate the bailout. Will report later.
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If you look in QT's # 3 in a TV to LCD CONVERSION Section you will find many answers plus your bedroom TV if needed.
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Tigerfan1 is right. There are two screws, 1 on each side, that are accessed from within the adjacent cabinets. The screw in the right cabinet is readily seen behind the spring assist that holds the door open (at least on my 2004 Dutchstar) and is in front of the tank level tattletale panel. It is about 2.5 inches long and goes through the right cabinet frame, the TV compartment frame and into an extension on the wood bezel around the TV. The left side screw is directly opposite the right screw but is completely inside the left cabinet and you will probably need to use a mirror to see it behind the cabinet frame. Once you remove the two screws you should be able to remove the wood bezel by pulling it straight out (toward you). Once the wood bezel is removed you should see a metal strip across the top of the tv with a couple of screws in it that go into the cabinet roof. The metal strip is attached to the tv and removing the screws releases the tv. Remove the tv by lifting the front of the tv up and then sliding it toward you.
Be CAREFUL. This is a two man job. The TV weighs about 60-70 pounds and you need someone to pull it out and hold it while the other removes attached cables and wires.
I enlisted the help of my son-in-law who is built like a tank. He held the tv while I had the "hard" job of detaching the cables and wires.
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Oh yes, one other thing. I had to remodel the wall lights to remove the spike that was at the bottom of the light to allow the chairs to recline without hitting the light.
When I removed the hida a bed in our '02 4090 and replaced it with two La Z Boy recliners I also had to remove those "spikes".
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Reference my last report (#10)..., something has come up, and I'm getting sidetracked from the TV project. I'll report after I take care of a couple of higher-priority family matters. Thanks again, as I was really brooding about not finding the 2 upper screws. Actually, I had found them but it was easy for me to assume that they were only for attaching the side cabinets to the TV cabinet. Later
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