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Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch Monitor De-bezel Modification Guide - Disclaimer, tools used and the beginning

A step-by-step guide on how to de-bezel an Alienware AW2310 monitor and how they look in a three screen portrait setup.

| Guides | Posted: May 9, 2012 7:55 am

Disclaimer, tools used and the beginning

 

One thing I would mention if anyone is going to do this, is that everything I'm about to tell you is solely for the Alienware AW2310 and does not apply to any other screen. And if you do this, your warranty is going to be well and truly void.

 

The tools I used:

 

  • "6-in-1" scraper
  • Saw
  • Electrical tape

 

One would think it was going to be hard, the Alienware AW2310 has a tonne of plastic housing around it and I thought it would have had taken hours.

 

Let's start, shall we? First up, on the back of the screen are four screws that need to be unscrewed. These screws hold the back plastic construction to the back of the monitor itself. Not unscrewing these will stop you from continuing. This is step one.

 

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The screw in question, this time, up close.

 

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Below, is a shot of a single screen, before the de-bezel. As you can see at the bottom of the screen is the Alienware logo. This is the biggest chunk of plastic on the screen, so with three screens, this much plastic just has to go.

 

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Next up is a tease of the three screens next to each other. The middle one was my first shot at de-bezeling.

 

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Here we have the three screens as shown from above and my brother's stylish cargo pants in the background.

 

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The next shot is where I recommend starting. From here, you can slide in a thin tool, maybe something similar to what I used (a scraper), or a flat-head screwdriver. I personally and highly recommend the scraper as you can shimmy it across as you snap more of the bezel away.

 

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As you can see below, the scraper slots in perfectly and from here, you can begin ripping the plastic apart. Don't be scared of how it feels, it will sound really bad at first once you start doing it, but it has to be done. I found I slid it in and moved the tool back and forth to give it room and began sliding it more and more down.

 

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