I have googled before you ask, has anyone ever taken a good laptop screen out of a bad laptop and wired it into say a home pc? is there a way to do this? i have a perfect 17inch screen i was wanting to mount in side of my pc for spec monitoring....
Location: On the straight and narrow,stumbling at best, only by Gods grace.
While I'm sure it's perfectly doable, I haven't a clue where to start. Go to PC Pitstp's forums and register. There's a specific are for case mods.... Ask around in there, you're bound to get an answer.
You don't need anything special. Take the VGA cable from the monitor and plug it into the VGA port on the laptop, then just get a USB keyboard and mouse and you are cooking. What is your laptop make and model?
If ya find out, I'd be interested. I know each maker has their own ribbon cable (unless they do things differently now) that'll run from the graphics card up to the LCD. I've never actually paid much attention to it, I'd imagine it would all boil down to finding an adapter that would work for the picture.
The other side of the problem is providing power to the laptop LCD.
I know how it is to do things, just cause. This is one I'd probably let go, unless there is something engineered for it already.