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    Any pre-y2k state of the art electronics techies?

    I'm putzing about with a project and wondering if anyone here has some hands on. Big Italian made plasma, the kind that airports/terminal type places and production crews had at that time. I'm considering getting brave enough to replace the glass from the front side. Wondering if anyone has been there from the correct side but I am pretty sure I don't want to gut the whole thing and probably wouldn't even if I had a free piece of sapphire mineral crystal to replace the cracked glass which is only bothersome when it's turned off.
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    Is it really worth it? I've never replaced the glass on a plasma, but I would think the cost of the glass alone would be pretty expensive. As far as the actual process, I'm sure it's not that difficult. Electronics are nice that way, there's usually only one way to put it back together.

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    best I can tell it's just plain glass so it should cost only a bit more than a bag of dirt

    well.... I seriously doubt anyone ever intended the glass in this one to come out and go back in from the front

    and I have no intentions of having to gut every last piece from it to do the the only way it's supposed to be done

    so yeah, it might be worth it to me to stab at it if I had xray vision or somebody that may have been inside one to share a few bits of info

    is that you?

    if so, it's probably a waste of keystrokes trying to coax me rational about this scheme
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    ok, I completely gutted it and looks like replacing the glass will be easier than crapping in the well and a lot safer


    anyone have any idea what type of glass would be appropriate?

    this appears to be one layer of oddly tinted untempered stuff.

    I suppose the color heat adjustment range could compensate for no tint or not the exact same tint?

    the electronics on this are quite interesting

    fixable virtually forever as long as the screen doesn't die

    and if it does the remains would make one heck of a picture or mirror frame with a james bond kinda twist
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    I would recommend plexiglass or safety glass. as for the tinting, it's there to cut glare and probably IR transmission, but if it doesn't bother you don't worry about it.

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    Well, since you've seen that the glass is fairly easily removable, take a piece to a good glass shop and I'd bet they can help you out. As to the tint, scratch at it with something with an edge and see if it's a sheet coating or other external treatment.

    Plex may work well also though I'd go to the expense of lexan if it were me. Both glass and either type of plastic can be had treated for glare so that's not an issue either. I kinda surprised that the old plasma had a separate screen plate separate from the boundary plate, especially with the old stuff. Luck for you, most certainly!
    You may be able to contact the manufacturer a and get a recommendation for the exact material.
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    well thanks guys, Upon closer inspection I have discovered it is actually THREE thin sheets of glass, two of which give all signs of not being tempered

    however, I am not so sure how multi layered tempered glass does or does not crack


    I do have a near bullet proof laminated glass table top

    but it's heavy stuff
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