LCD pannel retrofit to TV or monitor

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LCD pannel retrofit to TV or monitor

Post by markcox » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:45 am

I have a nice working display from a dell laptop its a 15" LCD but the laptop itself is toast. Is there a way to use the lcd pannel as a tv or computer monitor? I hate to have it sitting there not used. It has a small 30 pin connector (female). Anyone ahve any info on doing this? <p>Thanks
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Post by Externet » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:19 am

Hi Mark.
It can be a nightmare getting the thing to work as video; the availability of specifications for the display; dedicated parts in single quantities, layout of surface mount board, test equipment, plus blood, sweat and tears...
It will cost at least 5 times than buying a video display. Welcome to wasteland.
The manufacturer of some video conversion/processing chips is Averlogic. There are kits to do what you want, more expensive than a brand sparkling new video display.
I have a dozen too...
Miguel :(
- Abolish the deciBel ! -

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Re: LCD pannel retrofit to TV or monitor

Post by markcox » Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:19 am

Thanks for the info, I was hoping it was an easy to do but thanks for the help landfill it goes :) <p>Mark

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Re: LCD pannel retrofit to TV or monitor

Post by jwax » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:44 pm

Kindly dispose of properly! Better yet, donate it to a school. Maybe some young budding technician will discover a way to make it live again!

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Post by Mike » Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:02 pm

you can look on sites such as ebay or just search for a driver card for it, but it isn't gonna be cheap (probably). <p>Tear apart the broken laptop. is the vid card seperate or on the mainboard?<p>i feel your pain :) . i've got a nice 12.5 inch screen from an ibm thinkpad that works but the controller was too expensive.<p>-Mike

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Re: LCD pannel retrofit to TV or monitor

Post by kadams4458 » Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:00 am

Argh! Don't throw it away! No wonder I have never been able to find replacement displays for any of my broken laptops!<p>I've a few Compaqs, Dells, HP's, that are in need of decent display panels to make them portable again. (Laptops are kinda hard to haul around when they require an external monitor.)

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Re: LCD pannel retrofit to TV or monitor

Post by markcox » Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:08 am

I do still have the video card from the laptop but who know what the pins goto?<p>Your right probably not fit for Landfill but there isn't a recycling place anywhere near me that handels that stuff. If someone is in need its a samsung tft LCD LT150X2-124 From a DELL Insprion 7000 <p>Mark

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