Edgeless Screens

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    From what I've seen from screens I've taken apart, there is little more to a screen than the screen itself.
    for example, the PSP screen:

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    If that tiny edge is all that is only necessary for structural support, would it be possible to remove it completely?

    Imagine a display that from the front, appeared to be simply a black pane of glass.
    From the back it looks like a normal monitor.

    Why not?

    Someone tell me why I haven't seen this.
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    Calculator LCDs don't have frames...
    Then again, this is a complete different case

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    Yes they do. Search "Calculator LCD disassembled" and look at the second pic. I'd put it here myself but I'm on my Touch.
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    wats an ipod touch and iphone screen looks like???
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    I actually saw a list (with pix) of all the ipof touch and iphone parts. like ALL OF THEM. they were all seperate too. Dont bother asking for a link because:
    1) I dont have it
    2) It was a thing for his company and you have to pay for it (its like $40000/yr or something because they do like EVERY gadget.)

    So yeah.

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    It's actually part of the whole front.

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    Also, just look how nearly-edgeless the iPod Video screen is:

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    that's a good idea but doesn't it almost need an edge for a little support because I mean if you had only a screen and dropped it instead of maybe chipping the side of the iPod you would chip the the edge of screen... Which would cause failure throughout and youd be left with paper weight
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    What if it was a desktop monitor?
    Also, a chipped or cracked screen doesn't mean catastrophic meltdown.
    If it were on an ipod, maybe the top pane of glass could be cheap to replace, in the even of chippage.
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    well I guess that's true maybe it could come with extra glass that you could use to replace it... And now that you made me think about it it would actually be chipping the glass and not the LCD screen so the whole screen might not fail like it did in my phone when I broke a little part of the LCD in it
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    Phones have plastic screen covers, not glass.
    When it breaks, it's because it was pressed really hard and it cracked the LCD behind it. Glass doesn't do that.

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