Help finding a way of controlling an LCD with USB 3.1 Type C? Answered
Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out my problem.
Recently my laptop tied, sad story, and I have decided that I would like to pay an homage to its faithful service by turning the LCD display into an external display. I realise that that there are many guides on how to do this, using a controller board that sources an external power supply.
However, I would like to use USB type-c to power and deliver the video signal to the display. As the idea is to make it a portable display I don't want to need an extra power supply to power my second display. USB definitely can deliver enough power to the display, but after searching for hours I was not able to find any controller board that has this capability.
Either it is difficult to find due to the overwhelming amount of regular controller boards or it does not exist. Surely I cannot be the first person in the world to attempt this, or come across this problem. I hope that maybe any of you might have the knowledge of how to pull this of, or maybe tried it yourself or even better, know of a commercial hardware solution for this.
Oh yeah, my panel is a B156HW01 (V3).
Cheers and thank you for your time!
I woke up with the idea of maybe splitting a USB Type C cable to get the power and ground of the usb c and run this into the power port of for example: https://www.amazon.com/Controller-Board-Driver-Panel-B156HW01/dp/B079HPRGS4?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B079HPRGS4 and then plug it into a usb c to DVI adapter. However I do not have enough knowledge of the electronics to tell of this is a really stupid idea of a potential solution.