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How to Use an Overhead Projector as a Computer Monitor

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Step 3: Gut the Monitor

The monitor will most likely have a metal cover which must first be taken off. As you can see in the pictures, my monitor had a box on top with all of the "guts" (a PC board with everything the monitor needs to function), which are necessary later. In the picture, the connectors to the backlight are towards the bottom, and they need to be removed. On the same picture, the ribbon cable to the left needs to be disconnected, but is needed later.

Caution: The ribbon cable on the left is very important and very fragile. Handle it with care and don't flex it too much.