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Step 2: Open Up the Monitor

The monitor needs to be taken apart in order to get the screen. Again each monitor is different, but the plastic frame most likely has tabs that must be pushed down to separate the halves.

Tip: I find a flat head screwdriver works well to pry the frame open. You can then hold it open with your hand and use the screwdriver to push the tabs down.

Warning: Be careful, it's easier than you might think to slip with the screwdriver and hit yourself.

<p>cost10&euro; at the second hand store and weekend's work... and a kind of wizardy feeling when it a c t u a l l y worked O_O</p>
<p>cost10&euro; at the second hand store and a weekend's work... and left a kind of wizardy feeling behind when it a c t u a l l y worked O_O</p><p>(sry, too late to type correctly ;) )</p>
There are programs you can run on your pc that will swap the image round the right way.
Ha yeah, I was just too lazy to search for them. That's a good point, that the mistake can be fixed after the fact.
Seen a couple of these on this site, fancied giving it a try but how bright is it?, is it as bright as a comercial projector?
That's a good question. I think it changes with with the type of projector you plan on using. I ran mine, and it meets my standards. As far as comparing with commercial projectors, I doubt it's as bright. But I think the photons per dollar on the &quot;homemade&quot; version is pretty good. (There's a picture in the intro with what it looks like on the wall)

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