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Do i need a non-conductive material to protect the back of a bare lcd monitor from it's component? Answered

So i've disasemble my lcd monitor and builded a new frame for it, the back of the lcd is in metal and there are two pcb's attached to it so i was wondering if I needed to add some material to isolate the component from the metal plate behind the monitor?

Usually the pcb's are mounted on a plate to it won't touch the monitor directly. Thanks

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steveastrouk (author)2010-04-22

It would certainly be a good idea. I think I would

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bluepills (author)steveastrouk2010-04-22

What should i use exactly to isolate it?

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steveastrouk (author)bluepills2010-04-22

Couple of pieces of overhead projector transparencies ? You need some thickness to make sure that if it does get something pressed on teh back, the pins don't punch through.

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jeff-o (author)steveastrouk2010-04-22

Beware of static when using transparencies.  If a charge builds up in them, it could fry the electronics in the monitor.

Paper should work fine too, and doesn't generate nearly as much static.

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godofal (author)2010-04-22

better safe than sorry, just use duct-tape, that should hold up nicely ;)

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