I recently acquired yet another Intuos 2 12x18 (yeah - finally, one of those bargains that seem to happen only to others - 50 bucks with shipping)
Me being me, I looked around for a monitor to place over it, and I opted for the 19.5" LG 20MP48
It is a LED backlit IPS monitor, although not a high-resolution one (1440x900 ) and only has one VGA input (shopping for a third party controller? maybe, if push comes to shove)
This monitor represents yet another move toward sparing material, on LG part... the back of the LCD panel also acts as back case of the whole monitor, and the tiny VGA adapter is hosted inside a cover attached to its bottom that also hold the - as usual, not removible
- stand pivot. It is kept by three screws on the back, nothing more.
More important for the ones like us, the front plastic frame is - too
- already part of the panel, being THE front frame for the panel... removing it was simpler than I expected and already exposed the lcd an the flexible connectors from the TCON to the LCD, 3 of them that they are (I didn't expect it, so I started from that and I found myself with the LCD wanting to fall out in a moment I had my hands otherwise occupied)
As I expected, though, the 30 pin - 1mm pitch - FFC connector between the VGA and the TCOn is long maybe 10 cm (I doubt it), so sourcing a longer connector is in order, for me, before trying more stuff.
The LED strip is at the bottom of the screen (with the TCON board)
and it is connected wih three individial cables of the same kind used in the LG IPS224v that I used in my last re-build, i.e half the number.
In all, if the EMI are of the order of the ones from its bigger brother, this build should be all but virtually done.
Given the very smal footprint of this monitor VGA, its reduced thickness , and the fact that I already have a void case lying around, I think that I will build this one inside the Intuos 2 case.
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