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Ok so here is what I have, a Compaq Armada 4160t laptop and a Raspberry Pi Model B. I would like to drop the guts on the laptop and use the Pi. I can rewire the speakers to plug into the Pi and also allow the Pi to connect to external speakers. The main problem is the display. This is an old Laptop and only has a VGA out on the back. I need to know if I should try to get the pinout on the internal Display cable, or would the VGA out accept VGA in from the HDMI port since I can get an adapter. I would be keeping the video out for external display, or maybe make a switchbox to switch between internal and external VGA. Then the next part is converting the keyboard and touchpad mouse to connect to USB if that's even possible. Should I even try or just not bother? If I should try can someone point me in the right direction on getting some instructions.
I did similar with a Liberetto 70CT but I just got a USB keyboard the right size to act as a drop in replacement. Then used a small composite monitor as a replacement for the LCD. The existing mouse I kept and but haven't gotten it hooked up yet.