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How an LED-lit LCD Monitor Works [Video]

There’s a good chance you’re staring at one right now, the common LCD monitor. How exactly does it work? Find out by watching this informative video.

Bill Hammack, the engineer behind the Engineer Guy video series, takes apart an LCD monitor and gives a detailed analysis of what’s going on inside as he rebuilds it–including how the pixels function, what the screen is constructed off, and how the light is diffused.

LCD Monitor Teardown [YouTube via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/18/11

Comments (10)

  1. Hatryst

    Taking things apart is fun !
    But putting them back together, well, um….. :)

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  3. Grant Prudlow

    Great explanation, thanks for the post.

    @Hatryst – lol

  4. WB0ZUR

    That was fantastic.

  5. PeaceSold13r

    Really interesting, thx for posting

  6. Col

    Great subject and clearly presented

  7. amgadelsaiegh

    awesome , thanks for posting , please post more topics like this :D

  8. Shreedhan

    Awesome, that was really interesting, thanks.

  9. chessyang

    mind is blown……

  10. prakash

    cool vedio

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