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Has anybody ever pulled apart a digital camera and removed the LCD to use for a new purpose? Answered

 I'm curious to know if it is possible to use a digital camera LCD screen as monitor or tv. Is it possible to hook the device up to a new circuit board so to be able to input video from a dvd or use as a computer monitor?

Would it be possible to use the LCD to make a DIY projector?

Might sound like a stupid question but I'm interested to know how much of a knowledge base one would need to have to complete such a task if it were at all possible. Thanks in advance!

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lemonie (author)2009-12-11

These displays are designed largely for those purposes. You could, but in practical terms you probably couldn't - too much new hard'n'software needed.


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frollard (author)2009-12-10

I did exactly that recently - took apart an HP digital camera and now have a pile of parts...

Sadly, the lcd is NOT what you would consider a DIY part.  it has upwards of 30-40 connections and every one of them is important at doing something specific to that model...


no.  you can't use it as a small tv without an EE degree.

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RavingMadStudios (author)2009-12-10

Kind of reminds me of this Instructable. There are several other "DIY Projector" Instructables on the site as well. Look through a few of them, and you might find something that'll inspire you.

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guyfrom7up (author)2009-12-10

sure, but all of those would need super (well fairly) high education in elecronics

and as for the projector idea, it'd have terrible resolution.

You can buy LCDs like those in a digital Camera alone as a component for like 20 bucks online

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