giantjoebot Posted January 13, 2008 Share Posted January 13, 2008 I found an article that tells you how to fix a dead LCD using a cheap cold cathode case kit. The method is a bit dangerous because of the stuff in the bulbs. At the end of the article, he says that he has been email a bunch of times by people that told him ultra bright LED's, about ten work. This has an advantage since it doesn't carry the danger of the other method, the LED's last forever, and I think possibly use less electricity. The only problem is that I couldn't find anything, with a quick google search, on how to do the LED method. They have done a few segments with LED's, and I think this would be a perfect segment for the show. Personally I would really like to learn how to do this, because there have been a couple of LCD that the bulb went out at my work. They offered them to me, and I turned them down. Now another one is going out, and if I can fix it, I'm sure I can find a use for it. Here is the article that I mentioned http://www.inventgeek.com/Projects/shorts/overview.aspx and here is a quote about using LED's I have received several emails from people who have tried to tackle this very project with a different angle. There using ultra bright white LED's. the claim is that about 10 of them will not only perfectly fix the monitor, but they last for ever. Now I am not disputing the longevity of LED's. but I find it hard to believe that you wouldn't have light and dark streaks across the screen as the LED's have a build in lenses that would not evenly diffuse the light. But for what its worth it's a creative solution that can be done for just about the same price. I just recommend that you dump the inverter if you try it. It would be interesting if Hak5 did it so we can see if it get the streaks or not. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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