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DIY LCD Mk.III (17" LCD redesign)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 8 Jan 2005.

  1. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I did this a while ago for a member of the Overclocker's forum but never got around to posting about it here. I'm not the firs person to modify an LCD monitor, but I do seem to be the only one I've seen that's done it more than once. So this thread will hopefully be useful for answering any questions concerning how to do this yourself. Later this year I will be making my fourth "DIY LCD", at which point I'm hoping to make a how-to guide.

    The base screen used is a Cornea MP704
    As you can tell this project went extremely fast. I.M.O.G. is still extremely happy with it and I learned alot more than I expected to building it for him. This was the first time I had ever used solvent to melt sheets of plastic together (that's how I attached the feet) and it has since become an invaluable tool.
    Acrylic solvent wills adhere Acrylic, Polycarbonate, and pure ABS together in any order. Don't expect it to work on other plastics. It can be purchased from http://www.usplastics.com or any local plastics shop. I get mine as Weld-On brand acrylic solvent industrial samples at Piedmont Plastics in Rockville, MD.

    Once I have the funds and time I will be making a newer custome LCD monitor for myself and will do so with a complete work-up/tutorial of everything involved. This will hopefully make the process easier for someone else interested in attempting this for themselves.

    I am of course open to any questions now on the subject.
     
  2. infered101

    infered101 New Member

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    Most admit that is pretty damn nice. GJ :thumb:
     
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    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Well-Known Member

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    i seen another one of these where the guy used a harmonic balancer pully as the stand!!!! was bloody awsome, yours is just as good and a great way to but 3 or more monitors together to get rid of thick beveling :)

    Great mod!!!!
     
  4. Captain Slug

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    Yeah, I've seen guides how to make those. The first one I made was non-adjustable, but you could fold the legs flush with the back of the monitor to make it easier to transport.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. msb

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    I think it's nice. Maybe you have seen older version of Apple Cinema display? :naughty:
    If you change that polycarbonate to brushed aluminium, it will be look better! (and more apple style :D)
     

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