[dimovi] had a spare LCD monitor sitting around and thought it would be great to convert it into a “privacy” monitor.
The process is simple enough for anyone comfortable with disassembling electronics. He took apart the monitor’s plastic frame, cutting out the polarized film with a utility knife. Once the film was removed, he spent some time removing the film adhesive from the glass panel using a combination of Oops cleaner and paint thinner.
He reassembled the monitor, which now shines a bright white regardless of what is actually being displayed on the screen. He removed the lenses from a pair of theater 3D glasses, replacing the plastic with the film he removed from the monitor.
Now, [dimovi] is the only one who can see what’s he is doing on his computer, which is just the way he likes it.
While there’s not a lot of magic going on behind the process, we think it’s a neat way to reuse an old monitor.