YT: Turning Smashed TVs into Realistic Artificial Daylight

Recycling not the backlight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JrqH2oOTK4

Such a good idea, someone posted
"Well, here I am wishing my TV would break. That's an odd feeling."
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On 12/08/2019 16:24, Adrian Caspersz wrote:

Brilliant! (literally ;-) ) Thanks for posting this, all I need now is a dead TV.
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On 12/08/2019 17:00, snipped-for-privacy@aolbin.com wrote:

The last one I threw away had a failed backlight, so not much use for this!
I did strip it down and found that it was failure of the LEDs and not the power supply. Replacements were too expensive to bother trying to fix it
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In the video it is noted that it is the diffuser and fresnel lens in the screen is more use than a backlight (he replaces a backlight that is inconvenient to power with a fairly generic LED strip).
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On 12/08/2019 22:30, snipped-for-privacy@moo.uklinux.net wrote:

Not all screens are edge lit though. Many of the ones I have seen/repaired[1] have a backlight consisting of strips of LEDs mounted on long thin PCBs, that point at the back of the screen panel, and are arranged in a number of rows down the screen. These screens have lots of diffusion layers, but not always a fresnel one.
[1] Individual LEDs failing, often stopping the backlight PSU from starting, leading to no backlight. You can identify the failed strip by powering it up from a few cascaded PP3s. Sometimes the failed LED looks obvious due to heat damage around it. Desoldering the chip may restore operation, although IME, once they have started failing, others will soon follow. The strips are usually pricey enough to make repair non economic if you need to replace more than one.
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On 13/08/2019 11:00, John Rumm wrote:

Aren't there screens which have LEDs lighting a square of pixels so the black areas of the screen don't have to be backlit at all? And dimly lit areas have partly lit LEDs and the TFT elements adjusted to suit?
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On 13/08/2019 18:11, Max Demian wrote:

My lappy must have becaiuse sometimes it starts flickering!
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On 13/08/2019 18:11, Max Demian wrote:

Yup, dynamic backlighting... the resolution is *very* coarse compared to the actual pixel count though (unless you go OLED, in which case its 1:1)
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Does anyone remember the Seiko portable black and whit tvs. They had a kind of clam shell design with a mirror in one half and an lcd with a window behind it. The idea being you or could sit in the park and look into the mirror and the daylight was the backlight. It was fine for black and white of course and the batteries lasted for ages. The did sell a self powered back light for it, but it was heavy and ate batteries. Brian
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On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:01:27 +0100, "Brian Gaff"

What sad individual would sit in the park watching TV?
Even at this point in my existence, where scantily clad females have lost a lot of their appeal, I still wouldn,t watch TV when out.
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