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Old 08-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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Help with television removal

Lucy is a 2005 25FB with the factory installed 15" Sharp television with the external AC adapter/transformer box. I am in the process of installing a new 19" digital television that is AC-direct powered and does not have an external adapter/transformer box.

My problem is getting the transformer box out of the wall. There are only two 1" holes for the wires to come out. Apparently, this installation was completed before the refrigerator was installed.

As I see it, my options are:

1. Remove the refrigerator to access the back side of the wall.

2. Remove the wall panel next to the couch.

3. Cut an access hole in the wall.

I am leaning toward #3 as I can cover the hole with the television mounting plate. If I do#1 or #2, I will have to do the same thing again when I replace this television. If the hole ends up too big for the mounting plate, I figure that I can cover the area with a thin piece of wood.

Are there any thoughts out there on this? Maybe someone has a different way to go. I'm open to suggestions.

I've included a photo of the area that I'm talking about.

Thanx, Brian
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if you remove the coax plate, can you fish the tv transformer through there?
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Are there any thoughts out there on this? Maybe someone has a different way to go. I'm open to suggestions.
Leave the transformer in the wall, it's not hurting anything, just unplug it. If nothing else, you'll never lose it. It'll also be where it needs to be if you decide to re-install your old tv for some reason.
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Thanks for the tip Ricky; I hadn't considered that. I did remove the coax plate and fished around, but no luck in reaching the adapter box. I was able, however to reinstall the coax plate right side up. The factory had installed it up side down. Now I can see the antenna light.

Terry, I did end up leaving the box in the wall as you suggested. I checked on Ebay and was able to purchase a new adapter box and cord for the Sharp television for $15.99 with free shipping. I have a place to use the Sharp at home, so I did need the adapter/cord. Thanks for your help. I figured paying $16 is much better than tearing Lucy apart.

Our new 19" Dynex television is now installed in Lucy on the same wall mount as the Sharp. It works great and we are really enjoying the larger screen. This new television is digital so we no longer have to hook up that converter box when we want to watch antenna television. By the way, Best Buy has this Dynex 19" for $150. I've been looking for a while and that is the best price on a 19" that I have found anywhere.

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