You know what, no time like the present, right?
I took the back off the housing first, you're met with the metal bracket on the back.
The combo cable is really just a fancy DVI/USB/Power cable that breaks down to your standard DVI on the inside. You have to unplug a few cables and remove some tape before you can take the metal bracket completely off.
Full shot of the controller boards.
There are a series of black screws along the outer edge, removing them and some tape will free the LCD + Digitizer from the front of the plastic housing.
LCD and Digitizer removed.
To remove the LCD from the Digitizer, you first have to unhook the LCD ribbon cable from the controller board, just flip the brown tabs up then pull the ribbon cable out.
There is a series of tiny silver screws along the outer edge that hold the LCD's plastic frame to the Digitizer. Remove those, then just use your finger nail to lift these tiny taps over these rivets and the whole thing will come away from the Digitizer.
We've got 3 layers of diffusion film.
And then what looks like is 12mm clear acrylic. The CCFL tubes are at the top and bottom of the screen. The screen is upside down in this photo, so the edge along the top has the metal from the bracket bent over the CCFL housing, so you have to lift the acrylic and CCFL out from the bottom first.
The CCFL housing. I only took out the bottom one to have a look at. Three tubes in each housing, as rumored.
Measured the inside width of the housing just in case I decided to replace them with LEDs, I know how much room I have.
Depth of the housing.
Diameter of the housing. Not sure how accurate this is as the tube looks like it might be inside of a plastic sleeve, but I figured this was a good starting point.
So somehow I forgot to take a measurement of the length of the tube before I put it back together, but I think I can get a pretty good estimate by measuring the rear the of panel without having to take the whole thing apart again. Reassembly was a breeze, and getting back into it should be pretty simple since I know what to expect. Time to look around for some tubes, or research LED options.
Full sized images here - http://imgur.com/a/HZufx