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I've seen some people use laptop screen to run their desktop PC's. Can I please get some recommendations on what screen I should use? Would it be possible to use an Apple Retina display?
    
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Yes it can be done but I cant see it been any good really, its more of a bit of fun with old hardware.

Look for 'LCD Controller board for laptop screen'

I would imagine that the retina display will hard to get hold of and might use a none standard connection.
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I was looking into this also. I assume you found the website where they were selling the screens themselves for what? $90 each I think it was?
The concept is amazing to me. Tons of resolution, being able to set up three screens next to each other with NO BEZEL!!! That sounds like a dream come true.
I'm worried about the odd resolution of the newer ipad displays, so I might try it with tried and true 1920x1080... but they're actually more expensive.

I'll report back here if I find anything else about it. I found the best info on youtube, people made videos of themselves setting up broken laptop's display as a secondary monitor.
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I was going to do the same project. I have 2 lcd monitors that I pulled out of old laptops and am looking to use this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compatible-R-RM5251-LCD-Controller-Board-Kit-DVI-/280909909230?pt=US_Server_Boards&hash=item4167890cee controller board. The only problem is that I cant find a data sheet for the screens to see if it is compatable. They are Sharp LQ150X1LHC3 B's. Does anyone know anything about them? I havent been able to find anything on them except for knock off chinese websites claiming to have the files after you pay. Is there any screen with basically the same specs that I could use for a data sheet? Thanks!
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