DIY: Add LED Backlighting To Your LCD Monitor Or HDTV

It’s relatively easy to find a dead LCD these days even without diving into a dumpster. Most of the time all that’s wrong is the backlighting mechanism went out, too, leaving a perfectly good LCD behind. So why not rip out that old CCFL and replace it with a swanky LED strip. This instrucible gives just about all the details you need. Of course this project might not be for everyone. After all you’re opening and modifing an electrical device. But I can’t think of a better way to learn the trade than actually doing it so I say you do it anyway. What’s the worst that can happen anyway? It’ not like you’re going to eat the CCFL bulb. (Don’t. It contains mercury and will kill you.)