converting laptop lcd to vga monitor

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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    i have an old laptop that i dismantled, and i was thinking a cool thing to do would be to cut a hole in the side of my computer the size of the lcd, then find a way to disconnect the adapter on the lcd and attatch a vga head to it. any suggestions on how to do so? im not sure where i could get schematics for the lcd. i think the vga will be easier to find.
     
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    VERY difficult.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    difficult, yet im sure not impossible
     
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    In some cases, yes. It all depends on the LCD but the majority of them do not have a simlpy a vga signal and a power signal going to them. They often have a decoder built in to the motherboard or somewhere else so that the signal that acually gets sent to the monitor is a proprietary one.

    While you could get it to work eventally with enough work. It would be easier (and more then likely cheaper) to just buy a new lcd specifically for what you want to do.

    You could start with earthlcd.com and search around for some other sites.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    well i just kinda wanted to play around with an extra lcd i had laying around. i didnt want to really go purchase an lcd and do this project. but thanks for the info
     

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