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Old Sep 2, 2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Faking the classic/se30 curved screen

I've seen the post on instructables (and i think that's awesome).

link here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgr...ca-CRT-screen/

if i go with a super-thin lexan instead of the 6mm or 3mm the author is suggesting, do you think i'll have a superior result?

would i have to vaseline the back-side of the lexan to stop the lexan from sticking to the original monitor?

Has anyone else here done something similar?
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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well i gave this a shot with clamps and a heat gun and the desired effect was...

pretty crappy.

i'll try again w/ a different product.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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well, my screen finally showed up:



8" at 4:3 is hilarious!

this is 800x600, but allegedly does something to fake 1024x768.

should be fun!

mobo etc still to be decided. might even just buy a mac mini.. but building is more fun, to be honest.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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roughed in. need to get some tint to hide some of the black mask used to round out the acrylic.

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Old Oct 9, 2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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not sure anyone cares, but here's the screen from the back.

i've test-wired the 12v display into a switching ATX power supply and it powers up into VGA mode, which is great!

going with a Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 mobo, some GeForce 210 passive (no fan) card, a celeron 530 core processor (not fast, but not slow), and probably 4 gigs ram. it wont need more. unsure if i'll just set it and forget it at 10.6.8 or try something newer.

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 07:06 AM   #6
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not sure anyone cares, but here's the screen from the back.

i've test-wired the 12v display into a switching ATX power supply and it powers up into VGA mode, which is great!

going with a Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 mobo, some GeForce 210 passive (no fan) card, a celeron 530 core processor (not fast, but not slow), and probably 4 gigs ram. it wont need more. unsure if i'll just set it and forget it at 10.6.8 or try something newer.

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This I like! You should post it on tonymac
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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Looks awesome, thanks for the update!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:34 AM   #8
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Where did you buy the screen? Lightake.com?
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