Help with acrylic cinema display

Ih8reno

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I recently bought an old acrylic cinema display but the leg that holds it on is snapped off. Is there anything I can do to keep it up? I've tried taping it, glueing it etc... The monitor is flawless otherwise.:confused:
 

Intell

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Sadly there isn't much that can be done about that. Superglue works best. Other than that, a replacement leg would be the best fix. All of the rear legs for those displays is the same for all the models.
 

Ih8reno

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Is there anything else I can buy? I've found the leg online but $100 for an older screen is a bit excessive.
 

Intell

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They can sometimes be found cheaper on eBay. One though you could do is buy a whole broken screen and salvage it for parts. You could possibly ask the seller to send you just the rear leg, after you've bought the screen of course.
 

Ih8reno

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Sadly all too costly with shipping. I am going to see if perhaps I can put together a stand myself. Wish me luck.
 

doctorjj

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When my 23" Cinema Display leg broke I used a guitar stand to hold it up. I cut the arms of the stand down slightly since they originally protruded too far in front of the display. I glued a thicker piece of closed cell foam on the top of the stand to adjust the monitor angle. Worked great and was a very solid support, although the monitor will sit approximately 1" off of the desk (I actually preferred the slight elevation).

The stand I used was the OnStage GS7462B although I'm sure many other stands would work as well.

http://www.amazon.com/OnStage-GS7462B-Folding-Guitar-Stand/dp/B0002E3DLM

Here's a picture showing how it worked:

 

Ih8reno

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Nice, I like it. Checked for prices here and it's way too much. Going to look up local for sale ones instead.
 

Ih8reno

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Solved it! Found a small fender stand for $10 off kijiji and it fit perfectly! Also got some free chips of 256mb ram to double the ram in my powermac g4 the same day! Now I'm using the screen I wanted and have 768mb of ram instead if the 384 I got it with!
 

Altemose

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Solved it! Found a small fender stand for $10 off kijiji and it fit perfectly! Also got some free chips of 256mb ram to double the ram in my powermac g4 the same day! Now I'm using the screen I wanted and have 768mb of ram instead if the 384 I got it with!
Fantastic. Personally I would of just laid it against the wall but maybe I am too simple. Looks good and nice deal on the RAM.
 

Ih8reno

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Well this way I can put it in another room with the least issues. Oh and ignore the black on the back, another bungled attempt to have it stay straight which didn't pan out.
 

Altemose

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Well this way I can put it in another room with the least issues. Oh and ignore the black on the back, another bungled attempt to have it stay straight which didn't pan out.
Hey what ever works. It is an old piece of hardware and anytime you can keep it going, do it!