Does anyone have experience with how LG TVs of 2014 are assembled?

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I just got my TV back from the repair shop and I noticed something strange. The rear panel/case that covers the circuitry and meets with the frame of my TV LG 32LB5800 has screws that don't tighten all the way in and stay loose or keep on turning when trying to manually tighten them with a proper screwdriver. I'm not sure if this is normal or not, and just maybe the repair people flat out stripped the holes of my unit, but I notice that every single one of them that meets with the corners of the frame don't fasten into place and they just keep turning infinitely. I'm not sure if the screws are made that way on purpose, but it's fueling my OCD and I feel like they ruined my panel. I got my TV repaired by Asurion with the Walmart extended warranty.



These are the type of screws I'm talking about:

 

Ralston18

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Is the cover firmly in place and snug? Do the screws back out normally?

Loosely spinning screws are not normal and I would suspect that the holes were stripped. Especially if plastic.

You might look on line for the maintenance manual to see if there are any special comments regarding the screws with respect to disassembly/assembly. (I recently took the back off of a Lenovo all in one system. Instructions were very vague and most online guidence was wrong. Once I found the procedure all went very well....)

Finding that with many products these days it is all too easy to strip the threads (one side or another) or gouge out the screw head slots. Many people fail to use the proper screwdriver form and/or size. And, in all fairness, some screws are misleading or very cheap/soft.....

To get the screws to seat properly will probably require some sort of thin "filler" to be placed in the hole before the screw is driven home. Much like using a sliver of wood or toothpick to "fill" in a woodscrew hole that has been stripped or worn out.

Not sure what would be best for the case and cover holes...

Also, if the screw heads are gouged out replace the screws if you can find matching screws.
 

Ralston18

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Is the cover firmly in place and snug? Do the screws back out normally?

Loosely spinning screws are not normal and I would suspect that the holes were stripped. Especially if plastic.

You might look on line for the maintenance manual to see if there are any special comments regarding the screws with respect to disassembly/assembly. (I recently took the back off of a Lenovo all in one system. Instructions were very vague and most online guidence was wrong. Once I found the procedure all went very well....)

Finding that with many products these days it is all too easy to strip the threads (one side or another) or gouge out the screw head slots. Many people fail to use the proper screwdriver form and/or size. And, in all fairness, some screws are misleading or very cheap/soft.....

To get the screws to seat properly will probably require some sort of thin "filler" to be placed in the hole before the screw is driven home. Much like using a sliver of wood or toothpick to "fill" in a woodscrew hole that has been stripped or worn out.

Not sure what would be best for the case and cover holes...

Also, if the screw heads are gouged out replace the screws if you can find matching screws.
 
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