I would like to recycle old laptop parts into an RV dvd player. 12 V, sound, DVD drive, and LCD - perfer no OS. Answered
So I've seen tons of projects to turn an old laptop into a video picture frame. But all of them assume you are going to essentially just re-box the PC into a different case. Which is fine, but really way more capability than I want and as a consequence, probably way more power hungry than I'd like it to be. This is for off the grid entertainment using only the 12V power in a proposed camp trailer rehab. So, I don't want to use it as a PC and don't want to boot it up if I can avoid it. I just want to put a DVD in the drive (that works just fine) and have it play on the LCD (a wide format 1280 res) and output the sound to the speaker jack.
I'm quite sure this can be done. It's probably easy. I just don't even know what I don't know.