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mkrischer
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DSI standard - possible from 2004 laptop?

Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:42 pm

Hi,
I'm interested in connecting an old laptop display (toshiba satellite m30x) to the RPi. I know it is connected via ribbon-cable. Any chance it could be a DSI standard connection? The laptop was bought ~2004...

Manuel

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TommyboyNL
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Re: DSI standard - possible from 2004 laptop?

Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:43 pm

Not a chance. Probably an LVDS connection.

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mkrischer
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Re: DSI standard - possible from 2004 laptop?

Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:01 pm

yep, sounds reasonable. too bad that display can't do something useful out of this broken laptop...

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Re: DSI standard - possible from 2004 laptop?

Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:17 pm

you could try using laptop screen controllers off ebay
there are some sellers who sell these kits, some of them have dvi/hdmi input as well
you should ask the seller if your screen is supported or not

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mkrischer
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Re: DSI standard - possible from 2004 laptop?

Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:39 pm

good news in the magPi#4 interview: :)
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