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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.
<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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