Use an old laptop screen with Raspberry Pi?


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by Ottoman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 pm
I have an old Dell 700m laptop that I'm using for parts and it has a perfectly good display. I was hoping to use this with my RPi to make a digital picture frame, weather radar viewer, and maybe display some other information. But I don't know if it's possible to connect this to the HDMI port or some other way. The connector to the display is a ribbon cable, but I can take the inverter board our and use whatever else is needed.

Is this possible? Or does this have to do with LVDS, DSI, and some other terms I have been reading about but don't know what they mean.

Thanks
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by silverfox0786 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:46 pm
i have been looking at same thing

there is a china seller that sells LCD kits

basically they make a Laptop LCD into a HDMI one or you can go with cheaper option and get the VGA kit with DSUB connector

All you need to do is supply the LCD model number anbd they will make up the correct kit for you with will be inverter, board and powersupply


i will have a look at the seller later and let you know who it is
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by axxx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:43 am
i'm interested in hearing more about the kit supplier you are talking about. I'd like to mod an old 4:3 thinkpad screen for use with my Pi.
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by -rst- » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:51 pm
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by Cloudcentric » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:02 pm
Seems a lot of money when can buy a TV for £30.00 like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JVC-LT-19DK2B ... 1192811714
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by martingoeden » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:08 pm
Hello,
I HAD an old IPC TOPNOTE F or something like this :?: I opend the Laptop and removed the screen, it`s a LP133X7 screen from LG/Philips (you can find the datasheet on http://www.datasheet4u.net/datasheet/L/ ... G.pdf.html at the right side).
Can I use this sceen for my raspberry pi??

and how can I use it??
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