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« on: October 30, 2005 07:33:26 AM »

This monitor is dead, but there has to be something I can do with it?Huh?? The light still works, it turns on and everything but the display is all garbled. I was told it isn't worth it to have it fixed... IF it could be fixed.....


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2005 07:48:48 AM »

hmm, well if the light still works then you could use as just that, a light. And since its flat screen it wont take up too much space.  But i dont mean just sit the monitor on a desk sumwhere and turn it on and off. I've seen some pretty cool ideas on here that you can dofor lights. Try taking cardboard or sumthing and cutting pictures in it or cool designs then covering them with tissue paper. That's just one possibility, I'm sure you kind find some more on this website Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005 11:18:17 AM »

Take it apart and see what's inside.  Shocked  See if you can use any of the pieces in there for quirky jewelry or something like that.

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2005 10:59:19 AM »

Take it apart and see what's inside.  Shocked  See if you can use any of the pieces in there for quirky jewelry or something like that.




eek! If you do, be very careful and know what you are doing! TVs can electrocute you. I'm not sure if LCDs work the same, but regular TVs can hold a charge for years after they've been turned on.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005 03:46:09 PM »

Well, true. I wouldn't recommend going about something without the slightest idea of what you're doing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005 04:33:11 PM »

Ok this idea is out there, but I think its cool, so I'm gonna post it.

1.) Take apart LCD screen, take out all the crap inside, be sure to wear gloves because some of the paper that's inside is slightly toxic.  Now can some caulk and put a little around the inside and put a piece of glass inside.

2.) Cut a hole in a wall somewhere in your house/apartment (note: if you rent, ask).  Now pick somewhere interesting, like a wall that looks into somewhere that a lot of movement happens.  A living room wall that looks into the kitchen or something like that.  Now mount the LCD screen to the wall and so it looks like its just a comp monitor hanging on the wall.

3.) Paint small icons on the piece of glass (or other material), such as my computer, my network, firefox, Knights of the Old Republic, mouse arrow, ect.

4.) Set up computer table, chair, mouse, ect.

5.) Realize that when your friends come over and make a complete ass out of themselves by moving the mouse and clicking it was worth all the effort.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005 03:56:22 AM »

Someguy,

I like your style!  Almost makes me wish I had a dead monitor lying around.

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006 08:39:57 PM »

Get chalk board paint and paint the screen and use it as a message board.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2006 08:35:07 AM »

I don't believe the LCD monitors have the same capacitors in them, but I still wouldn't want to screw with them.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2006 11:06:58 AM »

Take out all of the actual junk for the screen but leave the light and figure out a way to make the light turn on. now find a bunch of color film negatives, enough to cover the screen. Slides would work too, especially wierdly exposed ones. glue them across a sheet of plexiglass and put the plexiglass in the monitor... a backlit film display, not functional for actual film but it would sure look cool.
Alternatively, get a picture you like printed on a transparency (like, for overhead projectors) and it will look awesome backlit.
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