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Laptop LCD to VGA?

post #1 of 9
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Does anyone know of any kit or how to guide on creating an adapter to get a laptop lcd to work with VGA output, so that I can use it as a secondary screen for my desktop.
post #2 of 9
It should have an output. What brand and what is model
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post #3 of 9
oh you typed output you mean input
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I can't do it with my laptop I tried a while back, But I can use my LCD tv for my laptop screen though.
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post #5 of 9
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I want to take a laptop lcd and use it as a normal lcd. Obviously that laptop lcd will need a controller/adapter, as laptops have their controllers onboard, and also use different cables and such (like thin laptop ribbon cable).

Edit: USFORCES, I don't have an lcd tv... but I have access to an almost endless supply of cheap laptop lcds.
post #6 of 9
well, i imagine the laptop's ribbon cable is just a vga or dvi cable in different form. One way or another you could figure out which traces carry what signals and then make an adaptor, assuming you can solder a bit.
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post #7 of 9
I'm interested in this also, but could some be different types of connectors from different other brands of laptops. I know mine has 2 of the pins that provide power so you'll need a power converter for that.
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post #8 of 9
You could buy a usb or PCMCIA tv tuner and connect the s-video or compent cables from your x700 to the tv tuner.

Try this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815100112
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post #9 of 9
This looks discouraging
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While some LCD panels have built-in controller, most, including ALL laptop displays DO NOT. There are no smarts on the LCD panel at all, just row and column drivers.
http://www.geocities.com/p9019/lcdpanel

Basically the laptop lcd doesn't have the hardware inside to run without its matching motherboard.
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