what's vintage? was Re: Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Jul 1 14:14:05 CDT 2016

On 07/01/2016 11:48 AM, Toby Thain wrote:

> Or, for free, a dumpster LCD. I find working ones discarded
> regularly, and 90% of the non-working ones are just bad inverter caps
> ($2 worth).

Been there, done that--and even depopulated the inverter section on one
PCB (badly designed--capacitors hot-glued to heatsinks, that sort of
thing) and replaced it with a cheap "universal" CFL inverter.  Still
works fine.

Strangely, I don't see nearly as many junked LCD displays today as I did
5 years ago for some reason.


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