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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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busted laptop, screen usable?

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....
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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.





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ok will try there, thanks!
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 06:47 PM
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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?
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He's wanting to use the screen off a hosed laptop to monitor the 'vitals' on his desktop.





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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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He's wanting to use the screen off a hosed laptop to monitor the 'vitals' on his desktop.
yup. it is all about wiring somehow....
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Did you register over there?





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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 01:47 PM
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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.

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Did you register over there?
Not yet, i will get it done today
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Two totally different kinds of signals at work here, but I'd imagine someone somewhere has made it work. Seems like a whole lot of trouble just to say "I did it" though.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 06:32 AM
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Ebay the screen and buy a cheap lcd. Simple affordable solution...

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Ebay the screen and buy a cheap lcd. Simple affordable solution...
lcd is too thick, needing something narrower!

i registered at other site, waiting on response..
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 03:16 PM
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i wanted to use a 12.1" widescreen laptop screen for a car. never looked into how to do it.
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i wanted to use a 12.1" widescreen laptop screen for a car. never looked into how to do it.
i would think there is some kind of adapter out by now, just gotta get the power to the right specs and figure out what color corresponds to what on the ribbon...i would think it is not that hard...?
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 03:39 PM
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that's all it is, you just need to find the wiring diagram, pin it to a vga cable.
are you just going to reuse the casing?
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