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Old 07-25-03, 12:37 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Talking Painted\windowed monitor


Recently I painted my old crappy 15" monitor with Navy Blue Krylon Fusion and cut a window in it, and then added dual yellow 6" SVC Cathodes. Here are the pics. Any questions, feel free to ask.


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Old 07-25-03, 12:48 AM   #2
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very nice man
like the monitor patteren and the yellow cathodes in it
very nice in the dark
what u should do with a new monitor is put the symblo in the top of the monitor
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Old 07-25-03, 12:53 AM   #3
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it looks very nice i like the window. Also i got the same mouse as you lol.
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Old 07-25-03, 11:05 AM   #4
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Nice! I tried to paint mine a couple weeks ago but I got all nervous when all the parts started moving around from screw removal and put it back together. Nice job you braze soul.
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Old 07-25-03, 11:14 AM   #5
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awsome job!! i love that window! its awsome!

I like the way that keyboard and case match it! are you planning on peint the other keyboard and moniter?
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Old 07-25-03, 11:41 AM Thread Starter   #6
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I might paint the keyboard that's black now, because I like it better than the one I already painted. I don't think I'm going to paint the other monitor, it'd be too much trouble for what I'd end up with. That monitor won't even go over 60hz at 800x600 in windows, but oddly in linux it'll do 1024x768 with 75hz rate. Oh well.
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Old 07-25-03, 11:42 AM   #7
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very cool!

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Old 07-25-03, 01:21 PM   #8
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Nice job. Looks very nice with the cathodes. Great work!
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Old 07-25-03, 04:42 PM   #9
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Looks good! I was thinking a/b doing this w/ my monitors... but i'm wayyyyy too busy right now.

I like the Cold Cathodes, how did you power it?
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Old 07-25-03, 04:53 PM Thread Starter   #10
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I put the inverter inside the monitor and then soldered an extension from the molex plugs to the inverter. Not hard, really. BUT, if you decide to put the inverter inside the monitor, make a metal housing, because when I have the lights on there are barely noticable lines coming down the screen. It's hard to explain --- just put it in a housing or put it in the computer and extend the cables from the inverter to the cathodes.

CliffNotes: powered by molex on comp's power supply, with inverter in the monitor, but don't do it exactly the way I did
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Old 07-25-03, 08:22 PM   #11
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OMFG!!

That's GREAT! Good job!

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Old 08-01-03, 07:09 PM   #12
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Re: Painted\windowed monitor


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Recently I painted my old crappy 15" monitor with Navy Blue Krylon Fusion and cut a window in it, and then added dual yellow 6" SVC Cathodes. Here are the pics. Any questions, feel free to ask.


Nice lol you have the same keybaord as me that compac.

LOL GOT mine for 8 bux
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Old 08-01-03, 07:23 PM   #13
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you should make some sort of a monitor painting tutorial I know I'd be very interested. Painting monitors sounds like it could be reaally difficult... did you take the housing completely off? or just like cover the components?
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Old 08-01-03, 07:51 PM Thread Starter   #14
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you should make some sort of a monitor painting tutorial I know I'd be very interested. Painting monitors sounds like it could be reaally difficult... did you take the housing completely off? or just like cover the components?
All I did was take the rear part of the casing off of the front part, then use a plastic bag and some paper and some masking tape to cover the innards. Notice how I didn't paint the bottom controls area of the monitor. This was because I didn't take the whole thing apart, so I didn't want to paint over the LEDs.


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Nice lol you have the same keybaord as me that compac.

LOL GOT mine for 8 bux
Me too, from pricewatch
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Old 08-01-03, 10:24 PM   #15
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That.. is freggin' awesome man. Very cool. What did you do the cutout with?

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Old 08-01-03, 10:28 PM Thread Starter   #16
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dremel, then finished it with a few files and sandpaper
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Old 08-08-03, 03:35 PM   #17
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you are sick!

i don't think i'd have the guts to open up my monitor...don't like the thought of bein electricuted (sp) :
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you are sick!

i don't think i'd have the guts to open up my monitor...don't like the thought of bein electricuted (sp) :
Risk a friend dude, lol , get him to open it up, mod it, thne get him to close it, then buy him a beer for every time he gets zapped.
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Old 08-08-03, 04:05 PM   #19
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nice job
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Risk a friend dude, lol , get him to open it up, mod it, thne get him to close it, then buy him a beer for every time he gets zapped.
And if he gets zapped bad enough, you won't have to buy beer!

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