||First thing I did was to go to
Hobby Lobby and find a shadowbox type of frame and had a matte cut the
exact size of the laptop's display. I then cut two pieces of 1/4" MDF
so that they would fit into the frame. I cut a hole in the first piece
for mounting the LCD display. The second piece is suspended above the
first with spacers. The motherboard of the laptop is mounted on the
second piece as can be seen here. The laptop's wireless was not working
so I added a USB wireless adapter which is the blue thing on the left.
The hard drive is on the bottom in this picture which is really the top
of the frame.
is a picture of the finished frame. There is no glass on the front
other than that from the LCD display. I think it turned out great. On
the back is a pushbutton for turning the computer off and on and a
hole for the power cable to pass through. The power brick that came
with the laptop is used with the frame.
had to reinstall Windows XP Professional because I didn't have a
password for logging in. Luckily I had a spare copy of XP I had
bought years ago and I finally got to use it. The first time I saw the
frame boot successfully I was very relieved because I hadn't damaged
the laptop during this construction process.