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February 18, 2007

LCD Monitor Backlight to LED Conversion

at 5:43 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Keith Wakeham, an engineering student replaced the backlight of a LCD monitor to operate using LED lighting.

“My very wonderful cousin gave me an old 17″ LCD made by the company GEM (I don’t know who they are) which was making a big racket with squealing. I knew it was the backlight so I said I’d take it knowing that to get it repaired by a pro would cost 30-60 for the inverter and a few hours of labour. Being A poor student that wasn’t going to happen but I knew it was a decent panel and wanted a second monitor for my laptop.

So I decided to see if I could drive the existing CCFL’s with a Computer UV CCFL kit and barring that would try LED’s (Which are salvaged from Princess Auto Head Lamps).”


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4 Responses to “LCD Monitor Backlight to LED Conversion”

  1. johnson Says:

    Very cool! The lamps are only like $10 though. http://www.ccfldirect.com/lcdrepair.html

    Why didn’t you just buy new lamps?

  2. tommo Says:

    How about some specs? I’m interested in doing this.

  3. [laptop] zamienic swietlowke LEDami! - Strona 2 | hilpers Says:

    […] Re: [laptop] zamienic swietlowke LEDami! physical pisze: > Czy nie ma gdzies moze jakichs gotowych modulow? LEDy beda zrec o niebo > mniej pradu. > http://hackedgadgets.com/2007/02/18/…ed-conversion/ […]

  4. freddyzdead Says:

    Bit skinny on details, a few words would be nice. Seems to me the picture is a bit on the dim side??

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