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Is there any way to turn a laptop LCD into a desktop through dvi or vga? Answered

I have a dead newer laptop with a perfect 15.4" widescreen that would be a great second monitor. I just don't know if its possible to convert it over to a stand alone. Even HDMI would work I have the converter cables and what not.

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aeromancyBest Answer (author)2009-01-28

There is an Instructable for this here. If the laptop still works, there is software that can do it here, though it is $30.

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jeoncs (author)aeromancy2009-01-28

nah its toast I pretty much just have the LCD with the cables and such removed from the laptop body

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aeromancy (author)jeoncs2009-01-28

Well, then you will need a controller for LCD screen. This can be purchased between $200 and $700, unless you make your own. Here is an interesting site that briefly describes how to make your own. You can also check out the Instructable that I mentioned earlier, here, which shows you how to use a laptop as a second monitor if you still have a functioning motherboard, power brick, etc.

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jeoncs (author)aeromancy2009-01-28

Ouch! Haha thanks I think this finishes this idea.

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hn0mad (author)2012-06-02

This store on ebay will sort you out. Controller boards that convert the ribbon on laptop panels to more common interfaces, VGA, HDMI and DVI. There is other nifty stuff, like small bare panels and compatible controller board kits.

http://stores.ebay.com/njytouch

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