Faking the classic/se30 curved screen

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by spoonie1972, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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

    link here:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Upg...osh-to-run-OS-X-S/step3/A-replica-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?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, my screen finally showed up:

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    roughed in. need to get some tint to hide some of the black mask used to round out the acrylic.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    GermanyChris

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    This I like! You should post it on tonymac
     
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    vintageapple

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    Looks awesome, thanks for the update!
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Where did you buy the screen? Lightake.com?
     

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