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post #111 of 145
Here's a guide I found with some pretty important tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COOOVgLSLZA

Peel diagonally and near parallel to the screen rather than perpendicular and up. Also make sure the glue is very well dissolved otherwise you'll pull too hard on the polarizer risking damage as well as risking leaving glue residue. This guy says that if your monitor is a new and have used it for a few years then the glue may be harder to remove so longer soaking. Discuss of different 12 hours total accidentally because he fell asleep.

Make sure there aren't many air bubbles trapped between the wet paper towels and a monitor. And check to make sure the towels don't dry out from evaporation. I think maybe wanting a piece of Saran wrap on top to prevent this is a good idea.

So seems like the possible sources of damages not letting it dry long enough, peeling too hard, static electric shock to the components during disassembly, and needless to say rough handling during assembly cracking the screen.
post #112 of 145
this is what i mean when i ripped the polarizer but laid it back down uncarefully

http://imgur.com/B5mHNoa
post #113 of 145
Hello everybody!

I'm from Ukraine, so sorry for my english=)

I bought Dell u2212hm a week ago as an external for MBP. It's a perfect display, excepting one thing - i couldn't work with it more than 3-5 minutes because my eyes got really strained.

As i don't play games, but working with text and code all the time, so it was really painful.

I've tried every advice found on internet - reducing brightness, contrast, a lot of different calibrations, but nothing seemed to help. Then i've found this thread and decided to try, because of my MBP has a glossy screen and i worked with it for 2 years everyday and never (!) feel any discomfort with eyes.

I removed ag on my dell following this tutorial by cre3d yesterday and now happy to feel no eye strain writing this post!
post #114 of 145
What if one would place a custom fit glass panel over the polarizer?

OR

Get rid of the ag coating AND polarizer and place a custom fit POLARIZED glass panel over it.

Would have to make a custom bezel too ofc.
post #115 of 145
I've got an U2312HM and S2340L. Side by side, I really dont see the anti-glare coating on the U2312hm, it doesnt look any fuzzier to me or anything. The only thing I notice is the u2312hm has deeper blacks, but the S2340L is more vibrant colors so looks slightly better, more vibrant (a person looks less ashy, more red on white people, blue sky is bluer, sand is redder/dirtier). I guess this is the AG coating? But it's not fuzzy in any way... they both look just as sharp, with text, etc.

I would be interested in doing this mod if it made the colors 'pop' more like the s2340l though, i mean the u2312hm is a better monitor in almost every way but bezel (not big deal) and the colors, than the s2340l.

How have people's experiences been now with time passed, anyone just having them break on them? That's what I was most worried about, not the procedure itself but fragility over time.
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post #116 of 145
At first i loved it, but then the screen was easy to scratch, and the scratches would show up as white lines on the screen. At first I was all for the mod, but now I just recomend buying a glossy monitor from the get go.
post #117 of 145
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Its like the u2312hm is the best monitor by far... but then stupid coating. Every glossy monitor is just either worse than the u2312hm or a lot more expensive.
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post #118 of 145
*cough korean 27"ers cough*
post #119 of 145
cough no idea that korean 27's were anywhere close to the price range of a ~$150 u2312hm cough not really relevant advice cough looking for a good sub-200 monitor cough. think im going to buy a h236hl cough $120 cough
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post #120 of 145
i've never paid more than 200 for all the ones i have/had.

just need to look harder.
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