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Hey OCN, been a while. But I am here with a question. How can I get the LCD from my netbook (It's already removed) and somehow take the ribbon that is comming from it and rig it to a VGA adapter. I want this because one it is a cool external display, and I want to mod it to my case.

*Pictures Added*

The LCD:


Connection ribbon + Mini-Wifi:


End of connection ribbon:


Where ribbon plugs into on MB:


Different angle of MB port.


Netbook information:
Acer Aspire ZG5
Screen Information:
8.9 in 1024×600 TFT LCD
*Has a webcam attacked and microphone so I am not sure what wires are what on the ribbon.

Further explination-
I had a net book that was deemed to have a bad motherboard given to me and I decided to scrap it instead of troubleshooting.

What I know so far-
The controller is usually on the motherboard. However the inverter is built in. It also has a mini-PCI wireless adapter attacted by the, "antenna". Plus Microphone+webcam built in.

What do?
I would like to get the LCD connected to some sort of VGA/DVI adapter so I can then mod the screen to my computer case and have a display for music/visualizations/skype/vent... The list goes on.

Summary:
Can I, and how would I go about using it as an external display via VGA/DVI? Would I need a controller?
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post #2 of 4
I am sure the cable that goes to a laptop screen isn't vga/dvi standard, but I have seen some case modders here who used a variety of controllers to embed a small screen into their cases.
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Yeah I am sure there is some micro-controller that works as an adapter... even if it does happen to need a power adapter of some sort as well.
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Here's a link I found from another forum thread I had subbed for great justice. Hopefully it can be of some help.
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