[Novalug] laptop screen conversion
jpwarren00 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 21:41:32 EDT 2007
I've replaced a few laptop screens, and I don't think it would be very
difficult (great idea by the way).
* There are usually two reinforced areas of the screen frame where the
hinges are attached, these would be the ideal places to create a mount to
the mini-ITX case. Unless you want to create a new frame, which would
undoubtedly look better but requires some hand crafting. Another idea would
be to use the existing hard-points and frame and some sort of shell that
blends the laptop screen into the mini-ITX case.
* All the laptops I dealt with had a mini VGA ribbon cable, it's a standard
VGA cable just flattened out, that would need some sort of adapter to scale
up to full size VGA adapters. The cable itself is not solderable, but some
sort of spring clamp with a wire for wire cross to the full size adapter is
definitely a possibility (VGA pinout here "http://pinouts.ru/pin_Video.shtml").
* There is also a mini power adapter, I've seen two wire and three wire
designs. This should be relatively easy to test for
voltage/wattage/amperage and create a molex adapter for the necessary power.
It's an interesting project, I just have one question.
Are you choosing a laptop display because you already have one, or is that
just what you thought would work best?
On 8/16/07, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> I am thinking of getting another mini-itx based PC and mounting a laptop
> screen on it.
> What would be involved in the conversion process? Three things that stand
> 1. How to mount to case
> 2. How to get power to the screen
> 3. How to get video to the screen (convert it from ? to VGA15)
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