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jedikalimero
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 01:50:42 AM »

UPDATE:

I went the easy way and bought in ebay the inners of another Cintiq. It was the LCD and sensor cage with the 3 motherboards on it, so it was very simple to remove my faulty motherboard and replace it with the working one. Cintiq repaired except for one terrible mistake. While I was cleaning the glass of the front case in order to put the LCD in place again, I BROKE IT!!!

I was not doing any substantial pressure but it was enough to crack the glass. This glass is a 1mm thick glass with an anti-glare filter glued at the back. The filter is not at the front of the glass where you put the stylus but at the back, between the LCD screen and the glass. I think this filter also acted as a reinforcement of the glass, avoiding it to break when pressed from the outside, but when pressed from the inside (that's what I did) it simply cracked.

So now I have a working Cintiq but with a broken glass.  Cry

So what I want to ask you is what would you do?

I was thinking about replacing the glass with an acrylic sheet, more flexible but more prone to scratches, but I could also buy a screen protector to cover it and protect if from scratches, but I can't find a 1 mm sheet of 39 x 48.3 cm. The same goes for the plastic used to frame water paint pictures (2 mm and expensive) or glass (3 mm)



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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 12:12:11 PM »

You can try to see if there is polycarbonate available in your area, or going for some 2 mm thick glass.

If you opt for glass, you'll have to be careful because usually, in that thickness you can't usually find it tempered... at the appearance of any crack whatsoever, you'll have to replace it, as cracks -no matter how small on a border - always expand in unpredictable ways, in non-tempered glass.

The polycarbonate can be much more expensive than glass (by a factor 15 at least, as it costs more than acrylic - and that already costs almost ten times glass) , but it can also be much clearer and almost as resistant.  Scratch resistance would also be good, much better than acrylic, though adding a screen-protector would still be a good idea, as it would also give you some texture.

Personally I love to draw on glass - I used to place a glass plate even over my first tablet, a Graphire 4"x5" - but that is a perversion of mines.  
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