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Unread 09-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Computer Head Help?

I'm planning on making one of those object computer head things (I'm not sure if there's actually a name for them) And I'm stuck on one little aspect, Actually gutting the computer.

I'm not very handy with tools and non of the tutorials I've seen describe in detail how to properly remove all the insides of a computer monitor.

If anyone's made one of these before, could you tell me how you emptied the computers insides?
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Unread 09-10-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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I never made one, but this isn't very hard..Just annoying..What you will need to do is just cut a big hole out of the bottom with a dremel type thing os similar cutting tool and just start ripping the insides out..Be careful not to get hurt, but yea once you start getting some room use the a dremel to start cutting away at the walls and stuff and taking it all out. Then take foam padding and glue it ALL over the inside of it (this will stop it from touching the raw cut edges) Then you'r done. You could also take out the screen and replace it with a one way type plastic or something (plastic supply stores will carry pieces that you can see through one side but not the other) so that way you can still see where you are going without help. Also you mentioned getting one in the first place..Do you not know where to get one? Hit up any good will or similar thrift store and you'll find tons of old monitors no one wanted anymore
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Unread 09-11-2014, 02:34 AM   #3
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Many Goodwill stores now carry very inexpensive monitors.
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Unread 09-11-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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Here's a quick warning:

CRT monitors and TVs can stay electrified for a really long time after being unplugged. That's part of how the cathode ray tube works. If you aren't 100% sure how long the monitor has been unplugged (for instance, you buy it at a thrift store), leave it unplugged at your house for a couple of days before you start to work on it. And even then make sure to use rubber gloves to insulate yourself from any wayward electricity!

Have you seen this particular tutorial? It's got some pretty detailed information on dismantling/gutting a CRT monitor. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...a-CRT-monitor/
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