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Laptop monitor on a desktop?

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OK.....I'm going to assemble a mobile computer for DJ'ing.  I plan on using a microATX form.  I'll have a fold down keyboard and want to have a flip up monitor both mounted right on the ATX case.  I've found a desktop keyboard that will fit.  My question is can I use a laptop monitor with this microATX form?  I see tons of laptop monitors that will fit on Ebay but I'm not going to buy anything until I know if it will work or what I have to do to adapt it.
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This question crops up from time to time. I suppose it IS possible, but probably quite difficult, as the cable connecting the screen to the case of a laptop doesn't carry normal VGA or DVI signals AFAIK. In fact, I think only the makers know how, exactly, the video signal is conveyed to the screen on a laptop. If you found the drawings you could probably whip up someting, but my guess is that some severe tinkering and soldering will be required.

Customizing a regular desktop LCD may be a better way to go... at least the video connection with your PC should be standard.
/RID
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