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Mcbook LCD swap for 12inch Answered

I am working on converting my macbook into a tablet PC, and I have everything pretty much figured out but...

I was wondering if there is a way, or better yet, how i could swap the 13inch LCD with a smaller LCD.

I have the LCD from a 12inch powerbook g4 on hand, and would like to use it instead of the standard 13inch screen.

This will allow me more room to relocate things inside the tablet, as well as allow better fitting for everything.

It will also help with the purchase of the touch screen as most touch panels I find are 12 or 15 inch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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mbarndt
mbarndt

11 years ago

<a title="Photo Sharing" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68046081@N00/426072314/"><u>Here is the cable I am talking about. (LVDS) Is there one that would plug into the LCD of the power book then to the system board of the macbook????</u><br /><br /><img width="400" alt="IMG_3299.jpg" src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/426072314_b3d71e7810.jpg" /></a><a title="Photo Sharing" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68046081@N00/426072494/"><img width="400" alt="IMG_3300.jpg" src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/426072494_bc1b133698.jpg" /></a>

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mbarndt
mbarndt

11 years ago

Currently there isnt a  MAC tablet computer available besides the ModBook which is very exspensive. I have done the research and begun modifying my macbook into a tablet, but as I mentioned I have ran into an issue.

1. Fitting the original 13inch display and the a touch panel in the case would be almost impossible.

2. It is hard to find touch panels in the 13 inch size, but 12 inch touch panels are readily available.

I am looking for:
A way to use the 12inch powerbook LCD internally with the macbook hardware.

Such as a cable (LVDS) that would go from a powerbook g4 LCD to the system board of a macbook.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

 I would try looking for a tablet that is the right size. Ideally, you need to use the macbook screen, as it was designed to be used with the laptop specifically.