Xbox 360 lcd screen

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Xbox 360 lcd screen

Post by ghost0001 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:00 pm

I'm attempting to use a LCD screen from a laptop for my monitor on my xbox 360. problem is, its a 20 pin digital input, and i know there is a digital output for the xbox 360 elite. is there a way to hook up the screen to the original xbox 360? and can i suck 12v directly from the power supply? i have the inverter board too.

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Post by Valium » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:29 pm

The LCD from your laptop is worthless without a controller board. It's what turns composite, component, whatever, into the "digital" input the LCD takes.

You can buy them on ebay, take a search around.
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Post by ghost0001 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:36 pm

so i would still need a controller board? i thought the xbox 360 still had a digital out? am i wrong? what about the power?
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Post by Harshboy » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:09 pm

Waste of your time, don't even bother.

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Post by ghost0001 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:08 pm

its not a waste of time. i'm trying to make my 360 portable for a good reason. i'm headed to iraq next year and am trying not to pack a tv or buy one there. since i have two broken laptops i thought i could just use the lcd screens from them.
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Post by Tibia » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:10 pm

He's saying using the laptop LCDs is a waste of time. It's incredibly expensive and time-consuming to get the parts needed to make it work. Even then, there's still no guarantee it would work. You'd be better off looking for a LCD screen that already has the inputs you need.

EDIT: Straight from the useable screens sticky- Why can't people read it?
bicostp wrote:Due to a number of threads in recent memory asking about this subject, I feel it necessary to make this post.

These screens WILL NOT work:
You cannot use these screens so stop asking.
  • Game Gear
    Sega Nomad
    iPod / MP3 player
    MP4 player
    JuiceBox
    Digital Camera
    CD Player
    The New York Stock Exchange building
    Game Boy
    Nintendo DS
    Watch
    Game and Watch
    VideoNOW Player
    Laptop LCDs
    Clocks
    The majority of portable DVD players
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    Printer
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Post by ghost0001 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:22 pm

so i gutted my gateway laptop i fried over a year ago and saw a connector on the back besides the 20 pin DFP. it is an eight pin adapter. question is, is that for an analog signal? or is it something else?

laptop two:
gateway nx510x
15.4" samsung
model: LTN154X3-LO3

btw, i read that stick first. i thought i cought an adapter that changed the analong output of the 360 to digital. or heck, maybe i could just get an elite and do it that way?
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Post by bicostp » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:48 pm

The digital signal the LCD screen needs is not HDMI or DVI. Most of the time it isn't even the same between different laptop models. You'll need to buy or build a controller circuit for it, and by the time you've got that finished you will have spent more time and money than you would have if you bought a cheap LCD TV.

Just go get an inexpensive LCD TV or LCD monitor (an actual; monitor, not a laptop LCD) and use the DVI or VGA connection.

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Post by ghost0001 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:38 pm

i could have sworn i read somewhere that the input of a normal LCD screen is DFP. thats un-modulated. am i correct in assuming that?
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:01 pm

Ghost, you can pick up 17 inch LCD monitors for like $100. Just do this. It will be cheaper.
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Post by ghost0001 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:35 am

so i ripped apart a screen for my car's visor. it was cheap anyway. broke out the controller board, and well, it a toshiba screen. my lcd is samsung, so i doubt they speak the same language. however they both have 30 pins. i'm thinking that maybe with proper pin outs i can use it. :?:
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Post by Grandmasterjimmy » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:23 am

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That was retarded. Give up on the laptop screen, you CAN NOT use it.

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Post by ghost0001 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:35 am

wow, i didnt think that everybody that get alittle resistance just would give up. well, i'm pushing through with it and looking into the pinouts for both the screen and the controller. i dont take impossible as an answer. maybe improbable, and expensive. but i like to find workarounds. if i make it work, i'll let you know. the reason i'm breaking so many things is because i dont have the cash for another monitor or a controller board. i like to use what i already have available. i'm kinda in the middle of making my own 360 laptop. i just need a screen and case for the screen. i raped a broken dvd/5.1 stereo system case for the bottom.
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Post by bicostp » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:47 am

How about "impractical"? Do you take that as an answer? ;)

By the time you rip tons of crap apart you'll have spent more time and money than you would have if you had listened to us and gotten a screen that will work in the first place.

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Post by Tibia » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:37 am

You can probably e-bay the laptop screens and other parts you've got and clear what you'd need to get a new LCD monitor. Is it really worth wasting the time and effort to find your "workaround"?
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