LCD panel with Driver board attached
9V switching power supply
- DisplayPort cable
- Thirteen (13) laser-cut pieces
- Twelve (12) #4-40 x 1/2" nylon screws w/nuts
- Four (4) #4-40 x 5/8" nylon screws w/nuts (a little longer than the 1/2" ones)
- Four (4) #2-56 x 1/4" screws w/nuts (these are much smaller and thinner)
- Small screwdriver
- Optional: masking tape is very helpful for holding screws temporarily, but is not absolutely required.
Warning: this requires straightening the flex cable. Be extremely careful not to pull or strain this delicate part.
Rather than placing the driver board to the side, you can keep it behind the display, but place something like an index card or piece of paper between the two to prevent an electrical short.
You may want to remove the protective film at this time as well, pull on the yellow tab to carefully remove the film
The bow tie and cross brace have no up or down, left or right; they can be installed any which way. The legs have a specific orientation, but there is no “right leg” or “left leg” — they’re interchangeable.
Start by picking up the cross brace…
If you need an extra hand in the steps that follow, the nut can also be held in place temporarily with a bit of masking tape.
You do not need to crank these screws down. Finger tight is fine for now.
The bow tie is symmetrical, so you can install it any which way.
The rear stand is complete. Set it aside and we’ll return to it later.
However, once assembled the display definitely takes on a top and bottom. Pick one of the longer edges (either one) and call it “top.” This is important for the placement of the four longer screws (5/8" instead of 1/2"). The long screw positions are indicated at left. All the other holes will receive 1/2" screws.
If you used nuts instead of tape, you can remove these now (keeping the screws in place).
The upper and lower supports each share “half a screw” in common. This is normal.
If anything seems to require force, stop! Make sure all the pieces are installed in the correct positions and alignments.
You can leave these nuts just “finger tight” for now. We’ll make a pass later after everything’s assembled.
The extra holes allow this piece to be flipped either way in the earlier assembly steps; less aggravating that way.
You’ll need to twist the flex cable a bit to do this. That’s fine…work slowly and don’t kink or jerk it.
You can connect the power and DisplayPort cables now if you like, routing them under the cross brace piece or out either side.