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  • Privacy monitor hacked from an old LCD Monitor

    It worked. Sharing only the newbie headaches I learned.1. LCD or LED. My LCD Monitor, like many, has an LCD screen, but is backlit (the white light behind the LCD screen) was LED. If you remove the LCD screen and reassemble monitor, you simply have a monitor shaped night lite.2. This does not take brains. It takes time and patience. I spent 2-3 hours removing the filter from the LCD screen. Start the cutting with and exacto knife and once you have the edge lifting up from the LCD screen, use a blunt, flat-head screwdriver to slowly separate the filter from the glue holding it to the LCD screen. I can not stress this enough. Go slow and make small strokes to separate the filter from the glue on the screen. 3. Acetone worked nicely to remove the glue from the monitor. It warped my filter ...

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    It worked. Sharing only the newbie headaches I learned.1. LCD or LED. My LCD Monitor, like many, has an LCD screen, but is backlit (the white light behind the LCD screen) was LED. If you remove the LCD screen and reassemble monitor, you simply have a monitor shaped night lite.2. This does not take brains. It takes time and patience. I spent 2-3 hours removing the filter from the LCD screen. Start the cutting with and exacto knife and once you have the edge lifting up from the LCD screen, use a blunt, flat-head screwdriver to slowly separate the filter from the glue holding it to the LCD screen. I can not stress this enough. Go slow and make small strokes to separate the filter from the glue on the screen. 3. Acetone worked nicely to remove the glue from the monitor. It warped my filter I took hours prying off. Only suggestion, re-read the author's instruction and follow it to a tee.4. If you have separated the filter from the screen and are testing the visual aspect of seeing thru the filter, if you only have a clear picture when you are next to the monitor, I found I needed to separate the filter again. Turns out I scraped both sheets off the LCD monitor initially, resulting in only seeing the visual when really up close. Removing or separating the filter from the other layer did the trick. It, too, takes time.5. Don't rush. I did and burned thru multiple monitors taking shortcuts or hurrying thru the filter removal. Ripping the filter when trying to peel it off the LCD screen was the biggest offender.

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