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I work in a photography shop where i will hang the DPF and it was from there that i located a damaged frame suitable to hold the LCD screen. I needed to insert a matte board which i made from remu scraps and this was cut to precisely the size of the viewable area on the screen. The frame needed to be rebated slightly to allow the screen and matte to slip in snugly. I secured the wooden matte into the frame with a staple gun and then taped the monitor in place temporarily awaiting screws.
While i was (roughly) dismantling the the laptop i knocked out a few keys on the keyboard. They were unneeded and i decided to screw the laptop to the base through one of these missing keys. Turned out to be a bad idea ... afterwards about 6 keys would not work on the keyboard and they were important keys. Not to worry in excess, i went back to the DSL repository and grabbed an on screen keyboard that i could use when i wanted to press these non working keys. Damn small pain in the butt.
The base of the laptop needed to be mounted on the back of the frame and i wanted to have the keyboard readily accessible should i need to access the frame for repairs or anything ominus. I screwed some plates onto the bottom of the frame which would act like a shelf for the base. Four picture hanging hooks were then screwed on the vertical edges of the frame, not to be hung from but to act as anchors for the straps that would hold the base in place. Thick rubber bands were used aswell as a safety piece of twine should the rubber bands dry out and snap.
The finished product looks pretty good and works nicely. I will hang it on the wall at work displaying photography from local photographers. In total this project cost me around $1.00 in hooks and screws and most everything else was donated which makes this a perfect example of recycling e-garbage. If you are following this log as a guide and are confused about something feel free to contact me. I'll help the best i can ... i clearly remember other projects that raised my blood pressure.