1e. Remove the backlight. Remove the screws and
bend back the metal tabs to free the LCD from its
1f. Be amazed by the fragility of the LCD glass!
Old plastic case at 11 o’clock, RF shield with
monitor components at 12, stripped LCD panel
in latex-gloved hands, and backlight, which will
not be used, at 9.
NOTE: Disassembly was done on a grounded anti-static
mat and I am wearing an anti-static wrist strap and a
plaid western shirt. Only the western shirt is optional.
1g. Make the LCD panel dummy. To prevent
damage, I made a cardboard LCD dummy to allow
rough handling during mock-up of the projector.
I used the natural hinge of a carton fold to replicate
the flexible panel cable.
1h. Make monitor component sled. Using the
original RF shielding as a component sled, I added
a few pieces of wood to provide a base and another
chunk of wood as a nonconductive shield between
the panel and other components.
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