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(HP Mini 110 to HP Pavilion DV4) Upgrading small screen to lager one? Answered

Okay, so I have a HP Mini 110 (10.1 inch screen). Is there any way I can steal the larger screen from my broken HP Pavilion DV4 and use it on my Mini? I know that the screen would be obscenely large that is why I would build a whole new case for it. Basically, my question is would the Mini be able to power and support a larger screen?

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2011-12-10

No.
People keep asking questions like this and the answer is always the same:
The display isn't a plug-and-play monitor, the controller hardware is part of the machine. So you can't just swap the display and have it work.

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canucksgirl (author)lemonie2011-12-10

+1

Unless he really does want a lager one... then I'd recommend something made in Canada, they make some of the best beer. (At least it would be an upgrade.) LOL

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lemonie (author)canucksgirl2011-12-11

Who mentioned lager?
I like to think that most of the best beers are brewed in the UK...

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canucksgirl (author)lemonie2011-12-11

It was a joke... The question was "Upgrading small screen to lager one?"

hence the beer recommendation... oh nevermind... :)

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lemonie (author)canucksgirl2011-12-11

Sorry, I read the body of the question and completely missed the word "lager" in big type at the top.
(I was partying last night, eyes dim etc...)

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canucksgirl (author)lemonie2011-12-11

lol... no worries (wouldn't be the first time my humor was misunderstood). :P

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willybalta (author)2011-12-10

Lemonie,
First, I'm sorry that this had already been asked. I searched the Internet for a good while, but couldn't find the answer I was looking for. (maybe I just didn't use the right keywords)

My second question is Can I seperate the screen from the body of the computer and have an "extension cord" between the body and the screen?

Thank you!

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lemonie (author)willybalta2011-12-11

You could separate the screen, but it would need to do some tricky-soldering. I wouldn't want to try, but your hands may be steadier than mind.

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frollard (author)willybalta2011-12-10

That you could do -- it would be INCREDIBLY finnicky and complex (20-50 wires to solder) but it could be done. I would personally recommend against it.

Laptops are what they are, rather poor at being upgraded. Perhaps consider if the laptop has a video out port *(might need adapter) to just use a regular computer monitor as a cloned monitor or an expanded desktop.

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