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  • Drastic Measures to make it fit- cutting Datalux touchscreen glass??

    so the Datalux 10.4" lcd will fit in my center console... but not the touchscreen overlay. it's too wide. the question is, can i safely trim off a little bit of the glass on the edges? I'll lose the brightness/contrast controls, but I plan on just setting those on max and leaving them that way. Has anyone attempted this with any touchscreen? Anyone with a Datalux know if the outside edge (maybe 1/2 inch?) is part of the functional stuff?
    Thanks!

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    There should be a number of tracks along the border of the touchscreen. If they get broken or damaged your touchscreen wont work.

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    • #3
      there's the center of the touchscreen, that goes over the lcd, it has tiny dots. then there's a white border around that, the wires coming in connect to those borders. outside of those borders, it appears that its just glass, so i should be able to trim that bit off. is this correct?
      thanks for the reply!

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      • #4
        how bout a pic with a diagram of what you plan to do? might help.
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        • #5
          avatar.....

          Originally posted by JayKaye
          There should be a number of tracks along the border of the touchscreen. If they get broken or damaged your touchscreen wont work.
          JayKaye.....I know your not from the US, and I'm not black, but I would assume that maybe some people might be offended by your lil pic...I personally find it funny and I know its just a joke, but I wanna save you some explaining and hardache if for some reason a black dude comes on this forum and sees your avatar. Just givin ya a heads up.

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          • #6
            This has nothing to do with anything but, JayKaye i friggin love your picture thingy. At first i was like, 'hey mike tysons punch out' then i looked down n read what it said.... **** made me laugh for a good 5 mins!

            Edit: oh, dude posted while i was writing this. Im black, even tho i am a lil offended by it, the **** is too damn funny for me to hate him

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            • #7
              here's a extremely artistic rendering of the screen. the white border things are what hook up to the 4 connections for the lcd screen, i know i can't touch those. the yellow area is what appears to be just glass. the blue lines (that extend over the edges) are the approximate cuts i want to make.
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              • #8
                will this stuff above work? or will it leave me touchscreen-less?

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