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Replacing the screen of a Compaq Portable 486c

Vinpaq

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See post #17, the one there is the right one because if you read the text correctly it will be the one on the right. And if yours doesn't have that sticker under the feet, you can at least see how it should look.
 

mikerofone

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Hi LCARS,

A friend printed the foot for me and it works very well! Thanks for making the model and sharing it. If anyone wants to see how it looks and works, I took a video of me installing it, and one showing it in action. https://photos.app.goo.gl/v2kGqzEkqhv37ZuN8
while the color isn't perfect, it's close enough that it just looks a little yellowed instead of a full on modern replacement. :) And this finally made me get my own 3d printer - that stuff is awesome!

Cheers
mikerofone
 

Vinpaq

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Hi LCARS,

A friend printed the foot for me and it works very well! Thanks for making the model and sharing it. If anyone wants to see how it looks and works, I took a video of me installing it, and one showing it in action. https://photos.app.goo.gl/v2kGqzEkqhv37ZuN8
while the color isn't perfect, it's close enough that it just looks a little yellowed instead of a full on modern replacement. :) And this finally made me get my own 3d printer - that stuff is awesome!

Cheers
mikerofone
Very cool to see! How did you manage to click it in? (I even wonder how they did it when it was manufactured, did a lot break?) I would suggest to sand the outside with sandpaper. (first a coarse one to remove the 'steps' and then with a fine grit to get it a bit smooth.) Then paint it in the correct color. (You can get the correct color if you go to a (car)paint specialist store)
 
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mikerofone

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Thanks! :) It clicked in easily, but I forgot how exactly I did it. It actually pops out if I flip it down while it's moved fully to one side - I forgot which. Moving it to the other side it's quite solid though!
I left it as is, since I didn't have good sand paper nor any colors. It's not perfect, but I was only going for "functional" anyways. ;)

Thanks again for making the model! By now, I have my own 3D printer, and hope to be able to contribute similar designs to the community in the future. So far, I've been mostly printing non-computery parts, but eventually I'll come back to the original idea that made me buy it, and use it to fix broken computer plastics!
 

Vinpaq

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Very cool, next thing I would like to design and print is the door/flap over the ports on the side of the 486, a lot of the 486's I come across don't have that anymore.

Klep.PNG

This is how far I currently am.

Here's an image of the original one that I borrowed from a friend to take measurements:
Klep2.PNG
 
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mikerofone

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Mine still has the flap, so let me know if you don't have access to one. I could take some measurements and photos if needed.
 
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