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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamescolby wrote:
I got an 8.4" display which nicely behind the glass bevel of the old CRT.

http://www.lcdtft.com/


A low-cost alternative would be a TM-868 from eBay. Granted it's a bit smaller and only 640x480, but it's also only about 150$ and it has a Sharp LCD panel.

Edit: it seems another seller is selling the VM84 for about 200$. The VM84 is also 8.4" but is 800x600 instead of 640x480!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Too cool for words Reply with quote

I've been thinking of doing something like this with one of several SEs I have sitting in storage; now I have something to work from and (most important) sources to check for some sub-9-inch LCD monitor panels. SWEEET! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: CRT work Reply with quote

The coolest part of this is the inclusion of the original CRT glass. That makes this more than the usual hacked all-in-one.

How hard was that part? Is this something that you could have done at a glass shop?

This makes me want to find an old Color Classic and stick my first-gen mini in it. Smile I always loved the Color classic.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutting the front off the CRT was easier than I thought it would be. I used a Dremel and a diamond glass cutting wheel. Knocking the top off the tube to break the vacuum is "fun"... A shade nervewracking the first time.

If you're careful to constantly cut deeper and deeper grooves around the tube, suddenly you'll find that the line just cracks open and off pops the front. Smile
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