[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Convert a Dell Laptop Lcd monitor into something useful.

Posted on 2004-08-27
8
Medium Priority
?
236 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi,

I noticed that this question was asked before; however I wanted to see if there was any "new" news regarding this situation.

My laptop has finally crumbled however the LCD screen is still in working order.  The Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 3500 and I removed the LCD panel from the notebook.  I have a ribbon cable attached to the panel.

Does anyone know of any schematics or tinkering possibilities in doing something with this LCD monitor?  I am looking to interface it with anything whether it's analog or digital.


Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:scbb
8 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 1000 total points
ID: 11914125
As far as I know, nothing new has developed, except that prices of LCD tvs have come down.  You need a dedicated controller for the screen, which in a laptop is usually integrated in the motherboard.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:eepdawg
ID: 11917426
put it on ebay
0
 

Author Comment

by:scbb
ID: 11917469
I know...  I know…  I figured either a HAM or some Engineer figured out an ingenious way to reuse these LCD monitors.
0
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:woodendude
ID: 11918607
Hang onto it, shouldn't be long and someone will have come up with something.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:woodendude
ID: 11918610
Oh wait! You said it's from a Dell...toss it!!! joking.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Valadas2
ID: 11919310
1-Get a Dell laptop on ebay with deffective screen
2-Install your screen on that laptop
3-Get a pcmcia video capture card
4-Get a VCR with tuner or a Satellite receiver and connect it to your capture card
5-Find a way to install all this on the wall

There you go, you have an LCD TV in your dinning room!!! :)
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:gecko_au2003
ID: 11924782
why dont you get a cam corder and figure out some way of connecting the cam corder to the LCD screen and you will have your own digital mirror lol. j/k nah I am not sure, prolly selling it on ebay would be the best thing. At least make some money.
0
 

Author Comment

by:scbb
ID: 11967791
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Callandor gets the points for answering the question.  Eeepdawg, your are totally correct on putting it on ebay.
0

Featured Post

2018 Annual Membership Survey

Here at Experts Exchange, we strive to give members the best experience. Help us improve the site by taking this survey today! (Bonus: Be entered to win a great tech prize for participating!)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Getting a solution on Experts Exchange is pretty easy--if you are asking the right questions in the right way.  While you won't get answers like RTFM or STFW from EE, experts will shy away from questions that are not focused, are badly explained, o…
Each password manager has its own problems in dealing with certain websites and their login methods. In Part 1, I review the Top 5 Password Managers that I've found to be the best. In Part 2 we'll look at which ones co-exist together and why it'…
The Bounty Board allows you to request an article or video on any technical topic, or fulfill a bounty request to earn points. Watch this video to learn how to use the Bounty Board to get the content you want, earn points, and browse submitted bount…
Where to go on the main page to find the job listings. How to apply to a job that you are interested in from the list that is featured on our Careers page.
Suggested Courses

607 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question