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Old July 6, 2008, 05:15 PM
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Does anyone have any idea how to make a notebook stlye panel work with VGA or DVI?? I know it would need its own power, maybe something with a molex adapter for power? I really want to make use of this 14" 1440x1050 panel I have lying around....
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Old July 6, 2008, 07:39 PM
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This is the sort of thing that we who use ancient Macs call "The Holy Grail".
IIRC what you want is a compatible LVDS controller.. but good luck finding one that is compatible not expensive.

Personally I feel that unless you *really* want to put the time, effort and money into this you would overall be better off selling the LCD panel and buying a regular desktop LCD display.
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Old July 7, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Yeah I know it is not going to be easy..... Worst case, I can somehow try to make my own.....Yipes....
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Old July 8, 2008, 05:13 AM
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I have seen SBCs and small computers targeted for kiosks, POS, and industrial applications that have on board video with an LCD controller. If your idea is to make something special you could probably use one of these. Is it just the bare panel or do you have the lid from a laptop?

You have two issues. First, you need to power the backlite. It is most likely a cathode lite and you will need high voltage to make it light up. Is the inverter part of the rig you have?

Do you have a part number. Can you get the pinout? The vast majority of LCD panels use a standard 40 pin interface, IIRC. Like most busses half those are ground wires and many laptop screens do not bother with them as 1 inch of gold foil is not going to be very susceptible to EM interference. If you can match it up you might be able to sacrifice a LCD screen for the video2LCD interface. I have a dead BenQ screen that I think has a dead panel. I can strip the circuit guts and mail them to you if you can find some specs on your panel.
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