View Full Version : Disassembling a monitor Help!

08-19-2009, 09:49 AM

I have just won a 19" LG monitor from ebay to display the gauges in my Cessna MIP, and I have never taken an LCD screen apart before, so was just wondering how you guys all get along doing it with your MIPS, since the 737 has quite a few screens involved....

Are there any pointers, tips or anything I should look out for, what do you do in terms of power buttons and other switches etc, do they just hang off the screen etc....

Or....do I not have to take the screen out of the casing at all? Do I really need to take it out etc?

So, any advice will be great....



Geremy Britton
08-19-2009, 11:03 AM
I'm not doing. But its down to personal preference and how your individual setups are.

Good luck. :)

08-19-2009, 11:44 AM
hi alex......
it is personal preference of course, but if you leave the screen cased, it stands further from the back face of the instrument panel. that in turn can lead to paralax error and of course a space between the screen and the panel.
my preference is to de-case and get the screen as tight as possible up to the panel.
most tft screens will have the buttons mounted on a PCB which is generally attached to the circuit via a short lead. this PCB is usually either screwed to the plastic moulding on the case or slots into some guides. it's not a big deal to tidy these up.
just be careful splitting the case in case the manufacturer has attached any leads using silicon.
you're a bright lad, so get on with it :o
good luck mate...... rgds .... ian

08-19-2009, 11:47 AM
Usually unnecessary. Today's frames are real slim and there is no point having the screen surface touching the back of the MIP. Lateral clearance should be plenty on a 172.Try it and see for yourself.
Just remove the base(usually slips out, or a few screws to remove).

08-19-2009, 11:57 AM
Ian, you make it sound so easy to do, then I imagine you must of done it atleast 3 times.

Well when the mail man decides to show up, I indeed will try to de-case the screen taking as much care as I can, I will indeed keep it as close to the MIP as I can.

I have some lenses that were laser cut for me that simply push fit into a black plastic surround, this surround with the lens then pushes into each cut-out, which gives the illusion that there is a real gauge mounted, I have tested this idea and it looks ever so convincing, along with fake screw, it really does look like a real gauge!


Will let you know how I get on in due cause!

Cheers Gez and Ian....

PS...Enjoy the sun (yes get off the pc right now, go to your garden and enjoy a beer!)......While it lasts lol!

08-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Hi Alex
Regarding the lenses, are you using glass or perspex. I am looking at options for my MD500E instrument panel.
I want to use a 20 inch LCD and place a face plate over the top