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Dell Studio One 19 Conversion

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:28 pm
by OVIDIAN
I have a Dell Studio One 19 that the either the mother board or processor has failed. I have tried a new replacement power supply, no luck there. I want to convert it to a Rasberry Pi 3. The LCD/touchscreen are still good. The Pi has a DSI out put and the Dell has a LVDS input. My question is there a way to make the compatible? Another question i have will the PI be able to handle the 18.5 Lcd panel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Dell Studio One 19 Conversion

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:52 am
by fruitoftheloom
OVIDIAN wrote:I have a Dell Studio One 19 that the either the mother board or processor has failed. I have tried a new replacement power supply, no luck there. I want to convert it to a Rasberry Pi 3. The LCD/touchscreen are still good. The Pi has a DSI out put and the Dell has a LVDS input. My question is there a way to make the compatible? Another question i have will the PI be able to handle the 18.5 Lcd panel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The DSI is only for the Official Touchscreen

You would need a LVDS Convertor Board to drive the Screen.

Re: Dell Studio One 19 Conversion

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:39 pm
by kyle2k
Hi,

Not sure if this is helpful for your or not but have a look at how Raspi.tv used an old Dell screen.

http://raspi.tv/2016/make-a-full-hd-15- ... deo-camera

Edit: Alex the website admin is also an active forum mod on this site as well.

Re: Dell Studio One 19 Conversion

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:13 am
by OVIDIAN
Thank you everyone for your help. Is there a HDMI to LVDS converter board that I can purchase.

Re: Dell Studio One 19 Conversion

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:21 am
by lumsdot
This LCD driver may work

http://m.ebay.com/itm/200954372154?_mwBanner=1

I.e Google spare LCD screen for studio one and you find

http://m.ebay.com/itm/351808990130

This gives you the LCD model number. Then Google HDMI LCD driver for that model
And you get the link I first posted

Re: Dell Studio One 19 Conversion

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:26 am
by OVIDIAN
Thanks for the info, greatly eases my conversion. the next problem that I have how to hook up the touch function to my Raspberry Pi 3.