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Picture of Mirror from broken LCD monitor
If you have an LCD with a giant crack running through it, make a mirror instead of throwing it away. The crack is nearly invisible after the operation, see picture.

This is really easy, and just amounts to tearing apart your screen, flipping over the reflective part, and putting it back together.

Actually, the biggest challenge was being a little creative about hanging it.

You'll need a little computer screwdriver and some scissors, plus whatever you plan to use to hang it. I'll leave the hanging to your own devices.
 
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Step 1: Disassemble

Picture of Disassemble
Ok, ripping apart. Take your little screw driver and just take it all apart. I saved a small piece of metal to use to hang the mirror. Most of the frame can go away.

The big white strip (green on the other side, pictured) that says "do not touch" should be cut off with scissors.

Step 2: Reassemble

The LCD has several layers. Find the shiny part and make it point outwards, the better to see your beautiful face with!

Now screw it back together in a few places so the frame holds all the guts in. For ease, try to attach at least one piece that can be used to hang it, like pictured. These should have come off the frame.
enforcer722 years ago
just a quick thought, remember those old make up mirrors with lights in them from the 80s and 90s? if the "mirror" were to be used for make up and set upright, couldn't you use the two wires to run a set of LED's across the top edge under the glass aimed slightly upward or adjustable with a bracket across the top edge that can pivot up and down slightly for more or less light?
dmullaney2 years ago
or you could put the lcd back in the monitor frame and BAM! desk mirror
I was actually thinking the same exact thing....
Squid Tamer4 years ago
I would strip some of the wire to make it look like it was forcefully torn from a screen. You could make up some fun stories about it.
Kozz5 years ago
I've never actually disassembled an LCD monitor. Is this reflective part metal, or is it mirrored glass? When I read the title I first though you'd be putting a mirror within the frame of an LCD monitor -- which would also be kind of artistic and interesting. :)
MrAdventure (author)  Kozz5 years ago
Now that I think of it, I'm not totally sure. There was glass, then shiny parts, I flipped them around and viola! Mirror.
lemonie5 years ago
"Keeps the mirror from coming away from the wall" - a big ugly screw? Do you think that sticky-foam tape or pads might serve the same purpose? L
MrAdventure (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Yeah, probably. Big ugly screw was handy though.
Oh yes, big screws have many uses! Has this still got a back-light on it or something (the wire)? L
MrAdventure (author)  lemonie5 years ago
No, I was just playing the Sims 2 and for some reason felt that leaving the wire would make it "Art Deco."