Does all 24" panels have the same dimensions?
I build my mirror 3 years ago and it was very useful all this period. Unfortunately monitor died and I have to replace a panel now. Problem I’m in is how to make sure that panel of new 24" monitor will fit into a frame I have? Friend told me that all panels (without chasing) of 24" monitor are the same dimension but I couldn’t find any confirmation on google.
Does anyone here had the same experience and is this statement true? Can I find any 24" monitor, disassemble it and replace the faulty one?
@misk0 Hi! Unfortunately, it is not accurate to say all screens with the same inch-measurement have the same dimensions. When a screen is listed with 24" it means that the screen is 24 inches across the diagonal.
This means that the a screen can be short and wide or tall and narrow, but with the same diagonal measurement. However, most computer screens use the 16:9 format, and all displays with the same size and format have the same screen size. Older screens may use the 4:3 format (more square-shaped).
As you said, the casing may still vary, so be careful if the screen has a tight fit in your mirror.
I hope you are able to find a screen that fits
Thank you for you answer @magmar While I’m limited on height I have some space on width of the monitor. The problem I have is I can’t find dimensions of the panel of the monitor so I was wondering if anyone here had a similar problem and how it get solved.
Of course I’m considering only 16:9 monitors because this is ratio of my broken one.
I found the manual here with some of the dimensions listed on page 44 and 45. However, all of them are including the casing which I assume you have removed. My best advice would be to measure the monitor yourself with a tape measure or a folding rule. Then do something similar for the new monitor you are considering. If it is off by a really tiny amount you can try to remove some of the frame with a chisel.
Alternatively, I found this on Amazon, but I haven’t got any experience with buying used stuff on Amazon and don’t know the chances of getting scammed.
Again, I wish you the best of luck finding a new screen
@magmar hey, you’ve done great detective work Yes, I removed the frame to be able to attach monitor as closest as possible to the glass.
As you know, casing could be very different from solid 1-3cm wide borders to frame-less with almost no edges.
I agree best solution would be to find the same monitor I checked local classifieds but I can’t find the same model so I’ll choose one which has closest dimension and give a try. If height is smaller than my wooden frame I’ll find a way to fix it. If it’s larger then I’ll have to sand down if it’s possible.