substitute tube for DEC VR201?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Sep 17 15:26:10 CDT 2008
> > > Repair of the unit after the LCD was swapped in would be by replacing
> > > the entire LCD subsystem. But-- I'm betting that if the LCD survives
> > Assuming you could get one.... I can see you having the same problem as
> > finding a replacement CRT now...
> Actually, there are a number of LCD "modules" that are good candidates.
Yes, and 20 years ago there were many, many, CRTs that would have been
good candidates as spares for the VR201. My thought is that in 20 years
time it may be hard to find working LCD modules with TV-rate composite
> > > I think what I really need to do is just come to terms with looking
> > > through the fog. The monitor works fine otherwise-- nice and bright
> > > and no burn-in so the whole issue is strictly cosmetic.
> > I've never tried to remove and re-bond a faceplate, but I've heard others
> > have mamanged it.
> I've seen those efforts discussed. I think I'll pass on that operation
> because it could truely be a destructive procedure. At least now, the
Indeed. My worry would be that you'd crack the CRT envelope and let the
vacuum out. I think I'd only try it if the CRT was completely unreadable
otherwise (and it would be nice if I knew of a source of a replacement
CRT and was only trying the rebonding procedure to save money.)
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