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Old 12-29-2009, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Has anyone ever taken a LCD Monitor apart? Difficult?

I've decided I no longer like this burnt orange look my Acer G24 monitor has. The front frame that goes around it is the orange part I am referring to. I'd like to remove this and paint it black like my TV and other monitor in the computer room are.

Has anyone done something like this?

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I would just tape the screen and paint the frame of the monitor (slowly with many coats to ensure that paint doesn't drip into the inside components.)
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I took a dead one apart once, does that mean anything? lol

Yeah, just cover the screen very well, and spray away, many coats as Lex said.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have taken mostly dell screens apart, the actual matrix of crystals and wires are encased in a metal housing, but most LCD screens, the front just literaly pops off, be carefull, also, there is a chance your front is held on by some small screws on the back side...

I would advise against taping the screen with anything, as you may not get perfectly even lines, and cutting painters tape on the screen would be a bad idea, even cutting it on a board would prove difficult if you want the edges to all be perfect....
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Yeah I wouldn't dare cover up the screen and just paint. Way to risky and this thing wasn't cheap. I will take a look at it and see what I can do.

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You can't ship it back and buy a new one?
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This model only comes with this look. I wanted it for the high contrast ratio. Also, I got it last year for xmas so it's not on Newegg any more.
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heh, I remember your post about this monitor actually

I thought the color looked awesome at the time.
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You can't ship it back and buy a new one?
It seems to only come in Orange, and shipping it back would cost both time and money. Although, your warranty will be void if you take the bezel off and paint it. Is the orange really that blinding?
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Depends on how long the warranty is, if it's up already then it doesn't really matter.
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