Laptop LCD to Desktop LCD???

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I was wondering if this is possible and what it would take if it is
possible?

I have 2 different laptop screens available for use due to the laptops them
selves being dead. I was wondering if I could take the LCDs and turn them
into LCDs for a Desktop system. The LCDs are from a Dell Inspiron 3500 and
a Dell Inspiron 7000, both of which are 15" and appeared to be in good
shape before the systems died.

The 2 desktops that I have in mind both have vid cards with DVIs (one is a
GeForce FX 5200 128mb and the other is a GeForce FX5900 128mb).
 
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In article <Xns94C871F5E438someonesomewherecom@68.12.19.6>,
spam@spam.com says...
> I was wondering if this is possible and what it would take if it is
> possible?
>
> I have 2 different laptop screens available for use due to the laptops them
> selves being dead. I was wondering if I could take the LCDs and turn them
> into LCDs for a Desktop system. The LCDs are from a Dell Inspiron 3500 and
> a Dell Inspiron 7000, both of which are 15" and appeared to be in good
> shape before the systems died.
>
> The 2 desktops that I have in mind both have vid cards with DVIs (one is a
> GeForce FX 5200 128mb and the other is a GeForce FX5900 128mb).
>
>
Yes. It's possible. There are quite a few websites that detail what
must be done.

However, that said. It's costly. You could buy a nice 20" desktop
LCD for what it's going to cost you to convert a laptop LCD.
 
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Nope, not possible. Wont work. You wont have power to drive them and no video
interface. Sell them on eBay.

TJ

Scott wrote:
>
> I was wondering if this is possible and what it would take if it is
> possible?
>
> I have 2 different laptop screens available for use due to the laptops them
> selves being dead. I was wondering if I could take the LCDs and turn them
> into LCDs for a Desktop system. The LCDs are from a Dell Inspiron 3500 and
> a Dell Inspiron 7000, both of which are 15" and appeared to be in good
> shape before the systems died.
>
> The 2 desktops that I have in mind both have vid cards with DVIs (one is a
> GeForce FX 5200 128mb and the other is a GeForce FX5900 128mb).

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The circuitry to operate an LCD from a laptop is digital. Usually parts are
proprietary and always surface mount technology (hard to solder in the field).

Very hard to do.

> I was wondering if this is possible and what it would take if it is
> possible?
>
> I have 2 different laptop screens available for use due to the laptops them
> selves being dead. I was wondering if I could take the LCDs and turn them
> into LCDs for a Desktop system. The LCDs are from a Dell Inspiron 3500 and
> a Dell Inspiron 7000, both of which are 15" and appeared to be in good
> shape before the systems died.
>
> The 2 desktops that I have in mind both have vid cards with DVIs (one is a
> GeForce FX 5200 128mb and the other is a GeForce FX5900 128mb).
>
 

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This is a project for an electronics engineer. It will be costly. A 19" LCD
would be nearly as cheap!

I'll buy the screen for the 7000 from you.

Email me and take out the TRASH in the address to reply.

> a Dell Inspiron 7000, both of which are 15" and appeared to be in good
> shape before the systems died.
 
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Scott <spam@spam.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if this is possible and what it would take if it is
> possible?
>
> I have 2 different laptop screens available for use due to the
> laptops them selves being dead. I was wondering if I could take the
> LCDs and turn them into LCDs for a Desktop system. The LCDs are from
> a Dell Inspiron 3500 and a Dell Inspiron 7000, both of which are 15"
> and appeared to be in good shape before the systems died.
>
> The 2 desktops that I have in mind both have vid cards with DVIs (one
> is a GeForce FX 5200 128mb and the other is a GeForce FX5900 128mb).

This is a FAQ that deserves a good answer, but there isn't one. Basically,
by the time you buy all of the stuff you'd need to complete the conversion;
such as an adaptor for the LCD's display input, a power supply, some sort of
case to house it, etc., you could buy a brand new 15" (or larger!) LCD
desktop display.

Sell the LCDs on eBay and buy yourself a new desktop LCD with the proceeds.

Regards,

James
 
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