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post #1 of 9
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Currently looking at moving into my next build in possibly a year or two now.

I've had the thought passing around in my mind about a compact gaming rig, that is movable... and so the thought popped up... why not build it to a laptop and use those peripherals as a base. With being able to hook it up to regular displays and other units to say set down as a basic desktop, disconnect and then use the laptop portion it self.

obviously there is a NUMBER of factors and large complexies, in electrical engineering to overcome such as feeding monitor power, powerboard input, and a switch to allow for the switching between desktop mode etc.

But not getting into the build log in this thread.


I am having issues without going out and physically tearing apart a laptop, how do the peripherals connect?
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For instance how does the screen make its connection to the video adapter, is it a simular setup to a normal say AM3 socket mobo with its built in video adapter except integrated into the board?

- if so how does it use a known config, such as 24 pin... dvi etc.. that could be repinned to work in such.
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How does the keyboard make its peripheral connection to the laptop, and how could this be manipulated to possibly integrate into a desktop motherboard.

- Mouse pad is a bonus if able to integrate but not nessicary.. if I was lugging this thing around chances are I can lug around a lappy mouse.

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And I think that is basically it for any sort of thing that make a laptop a laptop - the motherboard etc which in this case would be mounted on a M or I-ATX case and adapted.




And resources or comments would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 9
You can try to find what are called "barebone" laptops which are laptops with a motherboard already installed and the rest is up to you to customize.
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post #3 of 9
I think what your suggesting is a lost cause. Even the best laptops can't compete against even a low level desktop gaming rig. It has to do with power. A laptop needs to be extremely efficient to run on batteries. If you want small and portable, maybe a mATX mobo and one of those cube lan boxes might work for you. Good luck on your quest.
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post #4 of 9
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Thats the not point nor the question I asked or am proposing.

I'm looking for connection in info re: laptop peripherals. I.E: Screen and Keyboard, I can wire the power buttons etc fine.
It is not going to be running on an external battery rather a Powersupply connected to an outlet like a desktop, just with the ability to be mobile.


The case I will be custom building the case to fit as needed nor is that a variable.

I'm just looking specifically for information on how laptop peripherals are connected to the motherboard.


As for the build basically in a nut shell, custom modded, M-ATX board + PSU, etc in a compact package. Desktop components NOT laptop.


I'm not looking for laptop's that are barebone, I basically going 1 step further and integrating a laptop assembly to a desktop but utilizing the peripherals.
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post #5 of 9
Sorry, my bad. Sounds like a fun project.I have torn apart a few laptops in my day (don't recall ever putting them back together) The connections for the screen and keyboard are like IDE ribbon cables only much lighter and more fragile. I think it could be wired to a DVI plug so you can hook it to mATX mobo. I think the hard part would be getting the tech specs so you can wire it to the DVI plug and separating out the power lines and supplying them with the correct voltage. Same with the keyboard except use PS/2 or USB. I bet you could use the PSU that came with the laptop to power the screen and what ever other parts you decide to reuse from the laptop like the HDD and CD/DVD burner.Good luck and I would love to know if you do ever build it
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post #6 of 9
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Ya thats basically the information I've been having alot of trouble finding for both the Keyboard and Screen connections and How exactly they are connected, I know there is power supply etc.. I've seen some fairly crazy people out there that know what every single pin and cable does so I figured someone must know what or where I can find specifics of how laptop connectors work.
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post #7 of 9
I think your best bet would be to contact the manufacturer of whatever laptop your gonna use and hope their tech rep is friendly and understanding, hmmm... still might be a lost cause LOL
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post #8 of 9
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heh not sure if tech rep would now that much though, like what the actual input type is x.x, other major issue is keyboard uses a unique band which worries me since I don't thin there is any way to integrate that that I'm aware of unless it uses known pins.

Because literally everywhere I look, I cannot find what type of connection the screen/keyboard uses, just how it can connect to a laptop, or how to connect a external monitor or dumb crap that is obvious
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post #9 of 9
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I am thinking may be best to toss this thread into another section that may be a bit more tech savy in this subject x.x, unless someone can give me some leads =P
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