tomexx
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Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:33 pm

Background:
Few years ago I bought an HP laptop. The laptop worked for 18 months then died. After a little research I realized that the particular combination of mother board and video card in this laptop had issues. The problem was so wide spread that HP released a recall/extended warranty for this problem for all models EXCEPT mine :)
From that point on, I will not buy any HP hardware. I'm done with them.

Long story short, I have a perfectly good laptop with blown mother board.

Has anyone gutted their laptop and used screen and keyboard for the pi?

Remember kids:
Stay in school, don't do drugs and don't buy HP laptops :)

Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:39 pm

probably not
but posting the model number may help
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Re: Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:53 pm

iirc you need an adapter which supports the specific screen which tend to cost around the same price as the screen itself.
There are a few which go to hdmi, but you'd have to look around for one which will work with the screen you have.

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Re: Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Not sure on the keyboard wires up, but i do know yhe screen requires extra hardware, good post zbout it here http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=9&t=2288
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tomexx
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Re: Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?

Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:01 pm

The model is DV9000 (17")

Thanks guys.

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