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Anyone know how i go about this?

Post by Gebus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:20 am

I just recieved an old non working dell laptop with a good LCD still in it, i took it apart and got the LCD out now i want to know how i can connect this monitor into my normal computer and use it as a secondary display via DVI or VGA. It has some connections that went straight to the motherboard, which was dead in the laptop, any ideas? :roll:

I was thinking if i could get this to work i would cut a wohle in my case and put this in the side, tunr out pretty good insted of a boring window ^_^

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Post by gannon » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:09 am

Unless you can isolate the lcd circuitry in the laptop it's nearly useless.

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Post by r3ap3r » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:55 am

Not really i had a old laptop that had Win 95(pretty old) and it had a 11" lcd screen so i took it apart abit of rewiring attached the power cord to the snes Mainboard and it worked like a charm a SNES with a 11" screen and wireless 2.4Ghz Controller. It Ownz. Cheers^_^

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Post by timmeh87 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:58 am

certain lcd screens go for ridiculously high prices on ebay.
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hmmm

Post by Gebus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:08 am

Well here are some pictures of the conenctions...

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Post by Rellizate » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:18 am

Technically yes it is possible, but you would need a video card with a LVDS interface (not DVI unlike what you will find in PC video cards with DFP support), that's what is used in most portables nowadays.

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Re: hmmm

Post by r3ap3r » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:39 pm

Gebus wrote:Well here are some pictures of the conenctions...

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that first pic looks similar to wot i did see how many pins it has if its 15 and ur lucky just try wiring it up to a vga cord and power it up and there u go but thats wot i did and it works like a charm but that looks a bit newer than wot i have so it may not work but its worth a try. Cheers^_^

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Re: hmmm

Post by vskid » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:25 pm

Gebus wrote:Well here are some pictures of the conenctions...

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Could you give us an estimate on how many wire that has? As r3ap3r said, you might be able to add a vga cable to it, but I can't see how many wires are in the ribbon.
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hmm

Post by Gebus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:39 pm

Alright well i'll count the pins on the cable when i get off work. Now when you say VGA do u mena actually splice the wires? Also what about power?

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thanks!

Post by Gebus » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:39 pm

Also thanks a lot guys for replying

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Post by r3ap3r » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:40 am

well usally would would hook the screen up to a power supply the same as wot the laptop takes which is wot i did but yer. Cheers^_^

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Post by Gebus » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:52 pm

r3ap3r wrote:well usally would would hook the screen up to a power supply the same as wot the laptop takes which is wot i did but yer. Cheers^_^
What i didn't fully understand this, do u mean like a case power supply??

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Post by r3ap3r » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Whats with the triple post well lets say ur laptop runs at a 9Volts right well then the screen would run at 9V aswell, do you get me.

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Post by marshallh » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:46 pm

No, you can't do it. Sell it on eBay for a ridiculously high price.

1. Sell LCD on eBay
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3. Profit!
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hmm

Post by Gebus » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:17 am

well i tried to count the lines but this isn't really do able, some are just solid copper looking....

This is what it is exactly


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