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Pink Freud
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Doing this is not worth the while
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My brother's ASUS 1005 died a few months ago and since then we have it gathering dust. It's NB is fried and there is no more warranty, but the display still works, as well as most of the components.

How could I use it as a normal monitor to my home NFS, which has both a VGA and DVI connections to video output?
Could I simply wire it into an adapter, for example a VGA to DVI one, then just plug it into my server?
How could I figure out what goes where?

I'm currently taking it apart, so I will upload pictures later, if it helps.
 

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I don't think it works like that. While it does have a VGA output, you do have to realize that the VGA output is connected to the MoBo and not directly to the screen.

So I doubt what you are trying to do will work.
 

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It is possible to do

What you're gonna need to do is take the monitor apart - there will be a fat cable going into the screen, that feeds the panel

here in lies the problem of its difficulty. That one cable supplies power and video.

No desktop adapter available will be able to do that.

So unless you're skilled with a DMM and understand intricate circuitry, I seriously doubt you have the capacity to accomplish the task you wish to do. I'm googling around to see if there's a guide out there right now

edit1; heres one guy who did it, luckily had a special connection on the mobo he was using
http://www.oldvcr.tv/projects/index.html?Mode=View&ID=20

2; hardform seems to have some kind of part that does it
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1564000

something massively detailed
http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/99080-vga-lcd-use-your-laptop-screen-stand-alone-monitor.html
 

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Of course it's possible to do, but the amount of work it will take to get done for the simple joe is quite a feat in it's self.
 

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Pink Freud
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker;14140566
It is possible to do

What you're gonna need to do is take the monitor apart - there will be a fat cable going into the screen, that feeds the panel

here in lies the problem of its difficulty. That one cable supplies power and video.

No desktop adapter available will be able to do that.

So unless you're skilled with a DMM and understand intricate circuitry, I seriously doubt you have the capacity to accomplish the task you wish to do. I'm googling around to see if there's a guide out there right now

edit1; heres one guy who did it, luckily had a special connection on the mobo he was using
http://www.oldvcr.tv/projects/index.html?Mode=View&ID=20

2; hardform seems to have some kind of part that does it
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1564000

something massively detailed
http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/99080-vga-lcd-use-your-laptop-screen-stand-alone-monitor.html
I'll take a look at the guides. I have no proper skills with a DMM but I do have the knowledge about the circuits (from college, at least)

I confess that I forgot about the netbook display need for power.. crap
that should be the trickiest part
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Originally Posted by mbudden;14140586
Of course it's possible to do, but the amount of work it will take to get done for the simple joe is quite a feat in it's self.
Happily for the moment I've got time

I'll put my head into this for a day or two and see if the effort is worth
 

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Originally Posted by EduFurtado;14141042
I'll take a look at the guides. I have no proper skills with a DMM but I do have the knowledge about the circuits (from college, at least)

I confess that I forgot about the netbook display need for power.. crap
that should be the trickiest part

Happily for the moment I've got time

I'll put my head into this for a day or two and see if the effort is worth
it might worth u a check.
 

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Originally Posted by EduFurtado;14141042
I confess that I forgot about the netbook display need for power.. crap
that should be the trickiest part
Are you kidding? That's the easiest part, all you need is a DC power supply. It's no harder than finding a new power brick for a laptop.
 

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Pink Freud
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Originally Posted by Manyak;14143482
Are you kidding? That's the easiest part, all you need is a DC power supply. It's no harder than finding a new power brick for a laptop.
Really hard to find one in Argentina, with my terrible spanish.

But I'll see what fish I can catch. I need to shop a few capacitors and a power supply for my guitar amp
 
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