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Author Topic: Help! Disassemble a Dell 19" Wide?  (Read 8716 times)
greenuns
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« on: November 30, 2007, 06:21:14 AM »

Hi guys
Thanks to this great forum, i was successfully able to build a 15" DIY cintiq and it all works well but one thing...15", too small and crappy resolution.
so i decided to try a bigger one.
I have a dell 19" wide, UltraSharp 1908WFP(1680x1050). But can't seem to figure out how to disassemble the bugger...
does anyone have any tips? or even a service manual?(is this legal to ask?)
there's absolutely no screws on the outside or latches..
but if anyone could help out that would great...
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 10:09:28 AM »

Is there a seam around the outside of the screen?  Perhaps a small hole or two that might have a clip inside?
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 08:30:25 PM »

there's a seam that goes all around the screen but it's really close to the actual LCD screen...
I'll post some pics later...
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 11:02:26 PM »

I find that for delicate procedures such as this one, a 16 pound sledge hammer is always your best bet. And if you can get a running start from about 10-15 feet back, that would be ideal.  Grin

Actually, a wide but thin flat head screw driver is great for things like this. Preferably one with a thick handle. Gently wedge it into a section of the seam where you're reasonably sure you won't damage anything important, and twist it to separate the sides. It make take a lot of power to turn and snap them apart, but it'll be easier the thicker you can get the screwdriver handle. Thin handles are horrible for doing this kind of work.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 11:37:43 PM »

lol, Cheesy
i'll try the flat screwdriver over the weekend and post back
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007, 11:16:33 AM »

I've also heard of using a thin piece of plastic, such as a credit card, once you have enough gap for it.  Don't forget to keep a look out for hidden clips and such.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 03:27:14 AM »

I've also heard of using a thin piece of plastic, such as a credit card, once you have enough gap for it.  Don't forget to keep a look out for hidden clips and such.

Credit cards work well
If you never want to use the case again or something go with the screw drivers as they leave marks when you turn
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 11:15:13 PM »

hi guys...
i tried the credit card...but the chassis won't even budge...
i'm a little scared to use screw drivers...
if the "cintiq" fails then i'd need to assemble the monitor again...man this is a big risk

here's a link to some photos...
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E207WFP/En/about.htm#Specifications

any ideas?

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 11:40:24 PM »

Are you sure there arent any screws?
I would say, stick the screwdriver in, but dont turn, then put the cc in
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007, 11:35:45 PM »

I've just realised that's what I've got at work.  I'll have a close look round it tomorrow and see if can spot anything likely.

I don't suppose there's a clip in the side vents somewhere?

Oh, and I hope it all works out cos it's a lovely monitor.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007, 08:34:13 AM »

thanks drew, Grin  that would be amazing!! and yeah I would hate to break it, it really is a great monitor
switz tried the driver+cc but maybe i'm being way too scared, nothing's really budging...if it becomes the only method, i'll give it a stronger turn Undecided

thanks guys

oh yeah, if you take off the stand, there are 4 screws on the back but i tried the screwdriver+cc with the screws taken out but no luck...i'm thinking maybe there's a latch inside the speaker mounts...

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2007, 06:41:34 PM »

There -might- be four catches along the front edge of the silver surround, along the bottom.

The four screws attach back plastics to the chassis. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 10:54:32 PM »

thanks guys
unfortunately i'll have to check it out after my finals
which will be next week then winter break and i'll have all the time i need
i'll post some photos as soon as i get to pry something Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2007, 02:09:04 AM »

hey guys
I got the monitor disassembled!! Grin
the flat screw driver + a metro card worked...although there's now some cosmetic damages along the edge...
there are 20 clips inside. Each clip has 3 holes in them...all I had to do was get a flat screwdriver and
with some force(there was a loud snap, but i don't see anything broken) slowly twist the driver
while pushing into the gap of the chassis, once there's enough gap, i stuck a metro card piece and kept inching along the edge
also beware of the wires connecting the buttons...


I started from the corner where the buttons are, it seemed like that corner was loose the most.
Once the front plastic is off, flip the screen over, unscrew the 4 main black screws and voila
everything comes apart pretty easily.

The screen is 1.5cm high. I was worried that the tablet(Intuos 12x18 USB) might not register the pen but even with a glass plate on top of the lcd
the tablet registers pretty well with all the pressures working...

build log will come soon Smiley

merry christmas!!

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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2007, 03:17:18 AM »

although there's now some cosmetic damages along the edge...
STFU you pansy
lol, j/k

Good Job on the build!!Post log asap.
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