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Salvage a dead laptop screen? Answered

I'd like to reuse the lcd screen from a very dead Dell Inspiron laptop(14"screen) as a remote monitor (wired) for my netbook. I guess what I need is a schematic for the screen leads and to create a power cable and a 15 pin moniter cable. Anyone ever tried this ?
Al

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Vyger (author)2011-09-11

Since a new 19 inch LCD monitor is selling for under 100 I really don't see the point in trying to re engineer an old notebook one. What I would do instead is put it up on EBay for sale as a used replacement part and then put the proceeds from that, if it sells, into a new monitor. But that is just what I would do.

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steveastrouk (author)FoolishSage2011-09-11

+1 on that link too. Still "programming may be required"
Oh, and special cables.
Steve

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lemonie (author)2011-09-11

Like steve said; you need all the controller-hardware which is on the mainboard. If you want an LCD display, buy a kit.
Sorry.

L

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steveastrouk (author)2011-09-11

Many have asked, but the control for the display is embedded in the motherboard, and not removable.

Sorry,

Steve

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