shipping for monitors
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Jan 7 18:42:59 CST 2006
> There's a different between a repair and a mangling. Repairs I'm
> willing to do. If I was going to mangle the equipment, I wouldn't
> bother buying it.
So epoxy on the inside (to attempt to fix the old posts back in place) is
OK, but 4 screwheads on the outside is not? Neither are 'original'. I
suppose what you should do is to pay megabux to have a mould made up and
make a complet3e new front panel. Alas few, if any, can afford that :-).
To me 'mangling' would be ripping out the insides and replacing them
with, say, a PC + VGA monitor or something.
What would you do if an IC failed and you couldn't get the exact same
replacement? Would you be happy to dead-bug an IC in place? What about if
some external part, like a switch, broke? Would you use one of a
different styling that was electrically equivalent?
And I know I've bought stuff with the express purpose of modifying it, or
even using it for spares (old ISA cards with useful chips in sockets, for
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