Suction cups for LCD removal

By | May 6, 2018

LED failure is a common problem on modern TVs. To replace them and repair the TV, it’s necessary to remove the LCD panel(screen). I’ve found the easiest way to do this, and with the lowest risk of damage to the TV, is to use suction cups. The ones I use can be found at Home Depot in the tile aisle, or also on Amazon. Panels which are 32″ or smaller can be removed with one cup, but larger panels may require two or even four cups to evenly distribute the weight and prevent it from flexing. If you need to use two, you have two hands so that isn’t a problem. But what do you do when you need to use four and you don’t have an assistant? What I do is attach them to wooden dowels with cable ties. As you can see in the first picture below, I have no problem lifting this piece of glass plate. In the second picture, I’m demonstrating how you could use two of these rigs to lift out large panels without the need for an assistant. To watch my video demonstrating how to make these, go¬†here.

 

 

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