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Repurposing laptop LCD's for "mini gaming rigs"


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#1 drwmbt

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Hey guys, I have a few laptops that are about 7 years old now. The LCD Screens on them are worth more to me than the whole system.

 

I am wondering, is there a way to re-purpose these screen and attach them (somehow) to the litle lan cube microatx machines that are super portable for lan gaming?

 

The reason I ask is because I need to build a new gaming machine with good power and it needs to be small and portable for LAN parties something like this:

 

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Except with a laptops old LCD monitor attached to it to provide an all-in-one just add keyboard + Mouse. possibly mount the LCD Panel to the cube in such a way that it hinges and allows the screen to fold to the side or top of the case when finished using (this case has a grab handle on top but some cubes dont)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:56 AM

Laptop LCD monitors often have special connectors, so you probably will not be able to do it easily.  Moreover, screens from seven years ago in a laptop may not be that good.  I replaced a desktop monitor a few months back that was about four years old, it was a 1920 x 1200 24-inch BenQ panel.  I replaced it with an IPS monitor with the same resolution and size.  It was an improvement even though certain specifications were identical.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

yeah i always figured if it was such a viable solution that it would be more popularly utilized or atleast see more articles/how-to's/lan cube "pr0n" sporting repurposed laptop LCDs. i just really like my 15.4" WXGA with the high gloss screen and i'd absolutely LOVE to use it on a lan cube type setup.






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