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Using a laptop screen on a PC?

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Is it possible to wire a laptop screen to work off a standard pc.

I have an old laptop that nolonger works but the screen does.

I want to turn an old P200mmx into an MP3 player.


Any Ideas

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Question by:Moncapitaan
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jhance earned 250 total points
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Possible?  Yes, of course it is.  The availability of of desktop LCD displays proves this.

Practical?  No.  You'd need to build a VGA -> LCD controller for the specific display module you have from your laptop.  Perhaps an interesting project but not worth the effort unless you just enjoy that sort of thing.
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by:Callandor
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Most laptops are not designed to take external video signals, except perhaps by a USB capture device.  You would need a working laptop to do this, though.
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This seems to be a waste!!
I will keep this question open for a few more days just to get peoples opinions and or suggestion on alternative uses for my laptop screen.

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by:euroRisc
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offtopic post:
aren't LCD's digital?

when I first read your Q, I thought you could use VNC http://realvnc.org/ ... but missread the part about the laptop - NOT working at all...

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I installed an lcd screen into my friends car and hooked it up to a pc.  You can visit this website to check out how: http://www.earthlcd.com/
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I thought the answer was, you'd have to build an LCD controller to make it work.  In which case, that is the answer, though not practical.  The existence of LCD kits proves this.
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After reconsideration I will award points to Jhance
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