Engineering help requested please by raistlin


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raistlin
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I have recently received a PC monitor which has the damage you can see in the photo.

Both of the cast alloy legs have fractured.

Please can anybody advise me of the best repair solution? Would some sort of glue be appropriate?

Thanks for any ideas :)

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Posted 24 Oct 2013, 15:18 #1 

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MrDoodles
I'd try and find a local Engineering Company that does alloy welding! ;)
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Posted 24 Oct 2013, 16:10 #2 

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humphshumphs
Depending on the monitor, if you have the VESA fittings on the rear (4 machine threads at either 75mm or 100mm centres) then you can always get a wall/desk or even pole mount.
Richard

Posted 24 Oct 2013, 16:43 #3 

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raistlin
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to have the required mounting points Richard. Good idea though :)
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Posted 24 Oct 2013, 17:45 #4 

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DaveyC
Drill holes above and below the breaks. Bend back into place. Use something like a mecanno strip and self tappers to tighten down onto the "strap". This should hold it in place.

Hope I have explained this properly..............

Dave :-)

Posted 24 Oct 2013, 18:13 #5 

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raistlin
You have Dave, but there isn't room when the plastic moulding is replaced :(

However, having read the specs on the monitor from HP, it apparently DOES have the VESA mounting holes :)
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Posted 24 Oct 2013, 18:16 #6 

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Duncan
That stuff is a mare to weld. It's commonly known as 'Monkey Metal'. Another option might be a good base from a scrap one off the bay of fleas.
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Posted 24 Oct 2013, 18:21 #7 

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raistlin
Having just looked at the price of the VESA mountings, I think you're right Duncan :)

Once again, manufactured by HP, packed with care, wrecked by Yodel
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Posted 24 Oct 2013, 18:25 #8 

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DaveyC
I was wondering how it managed to get broken. However, now you mention Yodel you have just confirmed they treat us all the same. I have refused 2 packages from them in the last 6 months (out of the 4 I have had.....).

Dave

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