Laptop LCD and OOpic R

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Laptop LCD and OOpic R

Post by perlman » Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:02 pm

I have a bunch of old ibm thinkpad laptops all but one are color. Does anyone know if it is possible to use an old laptop lcd panel on an oopic r lcd port? or is there a way I can build a board to interface laptop lcds to the oopic board?

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Re: Laptop LCD and OOpic R

Post by Mike » Wed Dec 31, 2003 6:28 am

Well, first, I don't exactly know what a oopic is, but since it has "pic" in it i assume it is a variation of a PIC controller. Either way, I have an old Thinkpad with a nice 12.5 inch screen and wanted to convert it to a screen with composite (for a DVD player) input. The simple answer is no...sorry.<p>The long answer is that LCDs are all different and follow no "standard." This means that most LCDs require a different controller card to operate, and these cards are usually built into the motherboard. Yes, if you really wanted to, you could buy these cards seperate, but they aren't cheap at all.<p>If you want to know more about it, read the post I started at www.diyaudio.com in the video section below:<p>http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthre ... to=newpost

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Re: Laptop LCD and OOpic R

Post by chessman » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:28 am

Theoretically, you should be able to make your own controller card on some displays, but that'd just be a stupid thing to try to do ;)

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Re: Laptop LCD and OOpic R

Post by perlman » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:26 pm

thanks for the input by the way this is what anOOpic is .

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