After letting it sit around for about 3 years, [Blake] decided it was time to fix his broken 15″ television. A little trouble shooting showed the problem was with the inverter. The backlight would come on for a few seconds, off for a few seconds, then repeat. By freeing the Magnavox 15MF400T from its metal case he got it working again, but couldn’t find the source of the short. His solution: build a new case out of non-conductive material. Voilà! We have the 15″ LEGO monitor.
It’s not a very complicated LEGO build, but it’s the first case mod we’ve seen in a long time that isn’t strictly gratuitous. Join us after the break for more pictures.
Above we see the backside of the monitor. The ladders are a nice touch.
Here is the PCB where the video connections are made. The board appears to be free-floating. Finding a more permanent way of attaching this and perhaps building a LEGO access panel would be a nice improvement.
These are the left over parts of the case. If these are the only discarded parts and the rest of it is useful again, we think it’s a success.