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dmworking247
1st October 2007, 09:18 PM
A mate got a Diamond View DV173 (17" LCD) for the bartop cabinet I'm building him... anybody have any experience with de-casing these? There are two screws on the back but there seems to be some well hidden latches that may need a special tool to get the case off.

I'd rather not force it as he'd like to have the option of removing the LCD at a later date (which rules out spraying the front of the LCD case too).

Brootal
1st October 2007, 09:31 PM
Not the same monitor, but having just de-cased two dells, I can tell you they had a couple of small slits to put a screwdriver or the like in and twist to start the front plastic popping off, once it's started the rest just pops off easily by hand, then I had to remove 4 screws from the back that held the monitor in the back plastic.

I suspect your monitor will be similar, most likely snapped together somehow.

radirgyman
1st October 2007, 10:22 PM
Just out of curiosity , Is it easy to decase a crt monitor? (sorry to hijack this thread)

dmworking247
1st October 2007, 10:35 PM
I've had some easy (obvious screws and the whole case comes off leaving a shielded metal chassis inside), and then I've had some downright bastard CRTs with clips you almost need a crowbar to remove.... its all dependant on the make/model unfortunately

intigod
1st October 2007, 10:40 PM
I've had some easy (obvious screws and the whole case comes off leaving a shielded metal chassis inside), and then I've had some downright bastard CRTs with clips you almost need a crowbar to remove.... its all dependant on the make/model unfortunately

i decased my 19" dell crt. took the obvious screws out, half of the case popped out, but the top near the bezel was a bitch... pretty much used a crowbar.... got it off making plenty of "snap" noises on the way..

still works :D

@lien_Zed
2nd October 2007, 08:21 PM
Just out of curiosity , Is it easy to decase a crt monitor? (sorry to hijack this thread)

Yep, piece of piss.

I do all my decasing with a normal technical tool that kinda looks like this (http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://z.about.com/d/homerepair/1/0/s/-/-/-/hammer.jpg&imgrefurl=http://homerepair.about.com/od/toolsmaterialsyouneed/ig/Hand-Tool-Image-Gallery/Hammer.htm&h=385&w=386&sz=9&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=NeFijqU4ILTR4M:&tbnh=123&tbnw=123&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhammer%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3D en%26sa%3DG)


seriously, remove all screws you can see and the case will generally pop appart with a flat blade screw driver.
And remember, if it does not move, FORCE IT:D

WOKA
3rd October 2007, 07:30 AM
Travis and I decased the screen for his outrun using an angle grinder with a metal blade.. Got a bit sticky and smelly bit objective achieved..!

:tomato