*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. MobileArtist

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    I think you're like Captain Remdale of the USS Enterprise, boldly going where no man has gone before.

    You might be able to find a color profile that will take away the coolness. Congratulations on having a long lived LED backlight.

    I wonder if he used a credit card in the slit of the bezel in order to peel it off, as the bezel cracks easily.
     
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    I feel like I'm getting skillful day by day:D

    He used a thin piece (thinner than a credit card) of plastic to separate the LCD from the plastic frame. Unlike desktop monitors, it's quite thin and easy to break in case if something goes wrong. But it appeared to have not been difficult to put the LCD out of the frame.
    He called my screen hybrid because it's huge like of a desktop monitor, but thin like of a laptop screen.
    Though the LCD part was kind of glued with glue, we couldn't find anything sticky on its surface.
    I will try to play around with colors later:D
     
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    Besides your obvious skills, you are fortunate to have found some good tech resources locally, including your screen specialist, who knew enough to slide something thin enough in a careful manner to detach the bezel.

    Bezel cracking is practically a hobby around here.
     
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    Unlucky you:D

    Here's a better picture of how the screen looks. In reality it looks brighter and better, but all the defects you can see including that big black dot on the lower part of the screen, it's all inside. The surface of the screen is quite clean itself. Unfortunately I don't have a professional camera to show the real picture, so I took it with my phone.
     

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    I forgot to mention that the backlight turns on right away after pressing the power button (the screen is grey at that time) whereas the CCFL inverter didn't do that. When rebooting, the same thing happens. Not a big deal.
    Here's a temporary video to describe the effect.
    https://fex.net/load/142866174319/1298042181
     
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    My bezel is fine, but others have had damage from not only removing the bezel, but also by opening the Dragon in the wrong way. Some have up opened it by grabbing the screen lid in the middle, as is done with most laptops, but the correct procedure is to grab both sides of the cover, and two handedly open the screen.

    The screen is too heavy for the stupid plastic that HP unwisely chose.
     
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    Maybe a metal alternative is coming soon!
    Just kidding:D
     
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    One thing I don't like about the LED driver is that the lowest brightness level is quite high, so the backlight is still quite bright on the lowest level. Each level is very close to one another, so there's no big difference between the next and the previous brightness level. Not sure about the levels of fully working CCFL though because mine were almost dead.
     
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    I'm willing to bet that Nvidia or someone else makes a control panel that would allow you to lower brightness from there.
     
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    Do you mean a software application? There's one called NEC-Mitsubishi Brightness Controller that lets you lower brightness additionally. But that's still not enough for night time.
     
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