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 Post subject: Hooking Laptop LCD to my desktop
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:29 am 
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First off, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum.

At work we have a stack of about fifteen or so old laptops, Dell Latitude D510, D610 and D800s, that all have different ailments and are unusable. I thought it would be a neat idea if I could somehow pull the LCD off of one and attach it to my desktop, a Dell Precision 380 with an NVidia Quadro FX 1400 video card and maybe use it with something like LCD Studio to view system info or something cool.

I'm not a super-duper geek but I can usually fumble my way through things enough to figure it out and since we have a few of these things there wouldn't be much risk. Is this even do-able?

I appreciate any info you all can lend.
Thanks in advance.
-Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:33 pm 
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laptop lcds have completely different and often times proprietary connectors than your desktop graphics card would be difficult to say the least.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:45 pm 
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Yeah, after posting my question I decided to do some Googling to find out more and pretty much arrived at the same conclusion.

Thanks for your time.
-Chris


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:25 am 
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If you could figure out the pins on the laptop panel's connector, I don't see why you couldn't.

Probably more effort than it is worth though.


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