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Can this be done is it possible LCD monitor Q?


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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:49 PM

You know I dont know how long ive wondered this question! I see these new LCD monitors coming out and I want one! Well the price of the little boogers is so high I just cant pay 350 or so per LCD!

But this came to my head about 6 months or more ago. I know that my laptop uses a very thin LCD screen. Can I get a LCD screen from a laptop and make it into a usable LCD for a normal pc?

You know splice the wires of a old pc monitor cable onto the LCD screen and poof a LCD monitor for about 60 bucks! :trumpet:

So what do you all think? If I get enough confidence Im going to ebay by a broken laptop with a 17 inch screen or 15 and making me a new LCD monitor. :inlove:

But just want to see what others say about it first. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:00 PM

Its very possible, i would link you to the site with the tutorial, but the site is currently down...when it comes back, i will post the link
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:03 PM

I knew it! See here is one example of a 15in LCD for a laptop.
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I knew I couldnt be the only one to think this was possible! I will google on it until someone else posts.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:32 PM

keep in mind....its not the easiest thing in the world...not that your not capable, im just saying.....:thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:33 PM

Yes im capable but now that I look into it paying 300.00 for a pre-built one looks great lol!

See a LCD is digital and normal monitors are analog. That means you would need the adapter out of the laptops AGP card and a converter. It would be hard but you still could do it for less than buying a new one.

This is just what I learned.

Good idea though wasnt it?

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:43 PM

yes, quite...i just wish they would get the forum fixed that the tutorial was on....there was probably a 3 page discussion on how to do it......i became intrested...but could never find a laptop :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:02 AM

If you need help finding a broken laptop and have the money to play with this PM me I will give you a link to a few I found.

I just dont have the money. Id rather buy a used one or get a stinkin old analog style monitor.

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:08 AM

You could probably go to a local computer repair place and find non-working laptops for next to nothing. Just let them know what you want to use it for, so they do not sell you one that the screen does not work.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 11:20 AM

And then you think I could get the transformer out of it and make the thing for under 300.00?




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