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how to change a laptop monitor screen into TV?

i have a "IBM Think-pad, i-Seriese 1445" Laptop monitor screen..... i want to change it into TV, please guied me how i can convert it into TV

i to m attempting this but would like to put it in the car....and yes buying some incar visual audio bundle is the easy way but would like to HOBBY this one all the not for the the complete uncool geekness it may boast but for the knowledge....can anyone in our creative limitless community help with this
The_3rd3 years ago
If you are of the tinkering type, as I assume pretty much all of us are here, I would recommend looking into the link below for a driver/power kit, direct from japan...

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aitendo.co.jp%2Fproduct%2F1463

It translates from japanese to english, and is close enough to get the idea of what is going on. I'd love to hear your results!
Not practical.  If the laptop works, sell it.  Put the money toward an LCD or CRT monitor.  Buy a tuner box on eBay; search on lcd monitor tv tuner.  They work with VGA or DVI monitors depending on the model, usually have pass-through so you can still use it with a computer, and usually have inputs for VCR or DVD video.
allenmt5 years ago
if the laptop still works for $90-$100aud u can buy a tv usb tuner
gmxx5 years ago
CameronSS5 years ago
You can't. Well, not for more than the cost of a new TV. If the laptop still works, then you can add a TV card, and run the TV through the laptop itself. If all you have is the screen,you're out of luck. You would have to build or buy a special LCD controller, which usually runs ~$300. It would be cheaper to buy a TV.