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What to do with a broken TFT monitor?

post #1 of 7
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A colleague's Dell TFT monitor 1701fp fried.. literally. Made a weird noise, zzzzap, and smoke came out the back and died.

While the logic board is dead, the screen is fine..

And it just seems a waste to throw it out..

Any suggestions on simple hacks that can be done with one of these old things?

I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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post #2 of 7
./trash

15" MacBook C2D 2.33Ghz, ATI 1600 258MB, 120GB HD 5400, 2GB RAM, SuperDrive

17" iMac G5
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15" MacBook C2D 2.33Ghz, ATI 1600 258MB, 120GB HD 5400, 2GB RAM, SuperDrive

17" iMac G5
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post #3 of 7
At least old CRTs could be made into fish tanks.
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I would put a piece of white paper in there and use it as a mini white-board. Maybe you could fill it with sand and make one of those stress relief things.

They are quite expensive though so it is a shame to waste. Did you enquire about the price of a new logic board?
post #5 of 7
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Originally posted by G_Warren
At least old CRTs could be made into fish tanks.

Or you could take out the high voltage, high frequency supply and make an electrostatic gravity engine out of it. (seriously)

A lady at the office had her Dell 20" TFT go on her after 1 year. I opened it up to see if I could find anything wrong, but I couldn't. For the record: It was actually just a rebadged BenQ display.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally posted by G_Warren
At least old CRTs could be made into fish tanks.

maybe I could make a really thin fish tank out of it.. like with those flat, plastic fish...
I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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post #7 of 7
www.freecycle.org

Someone will have it - either to fix or probably use in a work of art or as a prop.

Or maybe you could sell / donate it to IKEA for a display. (I'm only about 25% joking).

Andrew
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