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Turning a classic piece of computer design into an external monitor

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Im just going to jump right into it, Ive got a Imac G4 its a 17" 16:10 model.

It is a fantastic looking machine, mac fan or not. Ive also got a 1200p 17" 16:10 display from a lenovo y710, its one of the most amazing displays Ive used and I want to continue using it.

So my idea was to turn this into an external monitor. However I have no idea how to get the monitor to accept inputs as its just a laptop display

any tips would be lovely!

Im happy to provide any info I left out, this is just all I thought to provide.

Im happy to buy an LCD if there is one available that will fit













Im doing some googling now, Im not sure what to be looking for though.
Edited by bspree45 - 6/17/13 at 10:19pm
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Search up LVDS kit on ebay, provide the seller with the model number of your panel and you should be good to go smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thank you, I think I've found exactly what Im looking for.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/LVDS-VGA-LCD-Controller-Board-Test-Kit-for-17-B170UW01-LP171WU1-1920X1200-CCFL-/321089711187?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4ac2702c53

I think this is the kit I'll pick up.
Edited by bspree45 - 7/5/13 at 1:10pm
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Good to see you've found something compatible, I'll be watching this thread as I'm actually interested as to how this project turns out smile.gif
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