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    Putting The screen on a diet

    Hello people! im beggining to compile information together to create a motorized pop up screen for my car. Unfortunately i came to a small problem. I have a space of about 1 inch but when going through the different dimensions of the screen, i have found most of them to be too thick. Is there any way to make the screen thinner or is there a thin screen out there? I searched but i didnt find any relevant searches. Thanks guys/gals!

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    The screen itself isn't very thick at all. Maybe 1/2" or so thick. Although you'll need to extend some wires from various boards if you're going to mount the screen further away from them.
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    The screen is basically going underneath the dashboard so would that be safe at all? Would i have to make a new backing as well as housing for the other hardware? The screen that is the thinnest that i found seems to be about 1.38 inches. This may work but id rather get it slimmer so i could fit in the motor and so on. Thanks for your reply, more input would be greatly appreciated!

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    Im sorry i have to resort to this but.... BUMP...

    I really need help with this and im trying to get it done ASAP because its a school project. Any Ideas anyone?

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    The LCD about 1/2 inch thick. If you open the housing, there is the LCD and a controller board. The controller board is usually spaced away from the LCD. This sandwich, plus the plastic makes up the thickness.

    If you want a thin LCD, you're going to have to fabricate and move the controller board further away from the LCD.

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    Is the control board the size of the whole screen or is it like half the size. Ive opened a monitor before and usually the chip or whatever isnt as big as the screen itself, but they just make the case big enough to accomodate a bigger chip. Is that the case? not sure if that really made sense... How hard is it to seperate the controller? Oh boy, this may end up being tougher then i had hoped. Thanks for the reply, any other ideas are totally welcome and appreciated.

    Edit: i forgot to mention, if the top part of the screen is thinner then the bottom, that would work too. The top half just need not be more then about 1 inch. I cant see the backs or side view of the monitors so i cant tell if they are like that or are just a perfect rectangular box. Nobody seems to be interested in the back of the monitor except me. haha

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    This thread should answer most of your questions... at least in regards to a Lilliput.
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    P4 1.8GHz, 256 RAM, 160GB HDD
    8" Lilliput (fab work completed - F-150)

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    Misc crap FS - OLD laptop (w/ adapters) | Sony memory | USB key | Printer Dock, etc

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    I just looked through all that and some of the related links within it, thanks! HOWEVER, i need to know the shape of the back of the monitor basically. Is it a rectangular box or is it like a monitor where the bottom end protrudes more then the top end?

    Any side pictures of the screens would be greatly appreciated!

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