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With the advent of smartphones and tablets, many have developed quick instincts to provide feedback by touching or swiping a screen rather than moving a cursor or pressing buttons. In addition to touch functionality on computers and tablets, your home screen can now be converted to a touchscreen using a touch screen overlay.
Time Required: 1 hour
Total Steps: Six
Tools Needed: Touch screen overlay kit, screwdriver
Here are steps you can take to convert your LCD monitor into a touch screen.
Unplug the monitor power cord and remove all screws holding the back of your favorite computer monitor in place before removing the housing.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe light debris and dust off of your computer monitor screen and touch screen overlay. Failing to perform this task before installation will make dust harder to remove when you’re cleaning the touch screen monitor once both pieces are connected in place.
Install the touch screen overlay by removing the front monitor frame and placing the overlay over the computer monitor, making sure the screen is facing upward. If you have difficulty understanding which side is facing upward, consult with your touch screen overlay’s specifications manual.
If your touch screen overlay comes with a screen overlay controller, install it inside the monitor housing.
Install the front monitor frame over the screen overlay, ensuring the sides of your computer screen and touch screen overlay are completely parallel and sitting flush against one another. Place the case screws back into place and tighten them carefully, applying light pressure. Applying too much pressure when tightening screws could cause the screen overlay to crack.
Place your monitor upright and plug in your monitor’s video cable to the computer and power cord, along with the screen overlay controller’s USB or cable.
Install the screen overlay controller program onto your computer and follow the steps to calibrate the touch screen overlay. This process will involve touching different parts of the screen for a full calibration. From there, run different programs on your computer and apply the touch screen to make sure everything is responsive.
If you run into any difficulties, check-in with the LCD conversion kit manufacturer’s website.
On average, a desktop touch screen monitors cost just over $300, compared to between $50 and $200 for an every day, non-touchscreen monitor – https://www.toptenreviews.com/best-touchscreen-monitors
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