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how can i make a laptop lcd into a stand alone desktop monitor? Answered

I have ano old hp mynotebook from the ancient laptop days and have disassembled it so now i have the lcd screen. i want to know how i could convert it to a stand alone desktop monitor. if give the proper guidance i will post my results on this site along with the diy monitor casing

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Joe Martin (author)2009-08-04

As said below and many many times before, No.

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aarone (author)2009-08-04

This can be done, but it's usually not worth it. You'll need a special adapter that will convert a standard display connector (VGA or DVI) into the connection that your laptop's LCD takes from it's motherboard. When I was investigating this for building a projector, I found these connectors to range in the $200-$400 range... too spendy just to get an LCD monitor.

A quick google search did reveal this link, though the original is in French. Maybe a translation will help.

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