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Converting a Laptop LCD into a Lightbox

Hi everybody.
I've salvaged the LCD screen from an old laptop (an ASUS F3J). I wanna try to convert it into a lightbox (something like this http://www.x2jiggy.com/blog/2013/4/29/faulty-lcd-monitor-lightbox.html ).
My biggest problem is: I only have the screen and the inverter (so if I'm lucky I only have to power the inverter to light up the backlight of the screen) but I don't know the voltage needed by the inverter or where I have to solder the power plug.
I've found a tutorial http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38262 but my inverter seem to miss the ground-vled-ledon-pwn copper pad for testing.
Here is an image of my inverter
http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/337/805/232/1261898841289_hz_myalibaba_web7_9448.jpg .
Does anybody know how I can reuse my inverter for powering on the backligh of the LCD screen? Can I bypass the inverter powering directly the screen?
If possible I wanna avoid to buy or DIY a backlight tester https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhEGW46uCVc because I only need to light up one screen, I really don't need a full functional LCD screen tester kit.

Thanks in advance ^_^
PS: sorry for the bad english

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ordyordy1 year ago

Hi! Were you able to figure this out? Also trying to do the same thing right now with an ASUS F3J inverter board, and I'm stuck trying to figure out the pinout

He's already said he doesn't have it.

The inverter should be marked. Should only have a couple wires going into it and a couple coming out and going to the light. Shouldn't be that hard to figure out. As for power, check the laptop power brick and see what voltage it offered and go with that.

FabrizioT (author)  mpilchfamily3 years ago

I only have the screen and the inverter, I don't have the rest of the laptop or the power supply, otherwise I would have already figured it out how to power it on.
With Google I only have found that the power supply is rated 19 V.

Then plug in a 19V supply. Or plug it into the 12V of a spare PSU and see how it goes. I doubt you'll be over volting it at all. So you have nothing to worry about.