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Using a laptop screen for a desktop?

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Hi all,

I am just researching parts for a custom low voltage rig, will be aiming to run the whole system off a 12V battery, anyhow, I can easily make a desktop PC run off the battery but would need a monitor as well etc

I was thinking that I could use an old laptop screen as a screen and somehow plug it into the video port in the desktop. Im not sure how easy it would be, although when its running in a laptop its not plugged into the mains and runs, so it wouldn't need all the watts and voltage as say a normal monitor or TV would use.

Does anyone know what the pin outs might be etc for me to connect it to a power supply? Could I perhaps use the voltage regulator on the laptop mobo to power the screen?
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You could get a USB powered monitor - they make 7 and 14 inch versions - those would probably be some of the lowest powered monitors you could find
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