Thursday, 23 August 2012

How To Turn An Old Laptop LCD Into A Monitor With HDMI and VGA Input

I recently came across a post on a unknown website saying this ;

Many people have recently started to ask how to connect an LCD screen taken from an old laptop computer. This is a very common question in many discussion forums. The common answer is NO.
The LCD is generally driven by a custom chip set and for many laptops, the interface requirements are very different than in VGA interface. Generally the needed conversion is a difficult and expensive task. This is not a task for a novice, and many professionals will also not bother.


After reading this I felt it be necessary to make the on-line tech enthusiasts aware of how untrue this post is and how easy it is to do! . I own a YouTube channel explaining exactly how to turn an old laptop LCD into a working monitor with VGA, HMDI and DVI inputs. I started the channel mid 2009 uploading a video simply showing the 'tech' community what an old laptop, twenty quid and a bit of common sense could do. surprisingly this video went viral and gained over 150,000 views, with most of the comments along the lines of  "MAKE A TUTORIAL" . So I went on to contact the Chinese supplier of a product that can turn your old laptop LCD into a working monitor, they kindly sent one out for me to use in my tutorial video and that's where I am up to so far. I have allot more plans for this specific area of technology and i'm sure your thinking "God Sake! Give Us The Link To The Video's " so here is my YouTube channel and video links :) Enjoy!


First Video To Go Viral - 


Tutorial Video - (This video show's you exactly how to turn your old laptop LCD into a monitor)




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iPhone 5 Post - 14/11/2012

iPhone 5 Working On Old Laptop LCD Screen




The final video will be coming soon everyone! within the finished video I will be using apple's Lightning Digital AV Adapter to connect my iPhone 5 to an old laptop LCD screen

This is an old Sharp LCD panel working with an iPhone 5 connected to it. This is done with a small controller board connected to the LCD panel provided by njytouch. you can buy your own Controller Board here -http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/njytouch/

20 comments:

  1. Post a comment if you have any questions!

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  2. I have a old macbook 13.3 replacement screen I never used and was wondering if I could turn that into an external monitor. I understand all LVDS cables are a little different, and being Apple, its connector is probably proprietary, do you think its possible to make a cable from Apple's [LG manufactured] LCD to your controller so I can use it as an external screen?

    The LVDS part numbers are IPEX 20474-030E-12, IPEX 20472-030E-12, and many other compatible part numbers. [kinda like how most iphone usb cables are compatible even though some iphone usb cables are newer than others with different part numbers]

    Anyways, all you have to do is put in the correct Pin Assignment into your 2x15pin/2.0 to connect it to the controller, right?

    Just gathering what i've learned about this subject, I might be totally missing something.

    Also, this would be awesome for all those mac owners out there if this worked, just sayin.

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  3. To clarify:
    Anyways, all you have to do is [[[buy the cable that usually connects to that lcd on ebay, strip the side of the cable that you wont need, and replace it with the 2x15pin/2.0]]] , put in the correct Pin Assignment into your 2x15pin/2.0 to connect it to the controller, right?

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  4. Thanks for the comment mlech415 , when it comes to models of LCD's even i am stuck in finding the correct LVDS cable and Controller board, i do know a woman who works for the company who sells the controller boards and she would be glad to help you with your question, i would suggest copying and pasting this comment into a email to her. Her email address is Christina@njytouch.com

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  9. Hi...first of all thks for all the information provided.
    I have an old 17" LCD laptop of a HP Pavillion 9750 that i want connect as a desktop monitor. As i saw that are several LCD controller board and i would like to know what model is the most apropriate to this kind of LCD.

    Thks is advance for the help given

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  12. Anyways, all you have to do is [[[buy the cable that usually connects to that lcd on ebay, strip the side of the cable that you wont need, and replace it with the 2x15pin/2.0]]] , put in the correct Pin Assignment into your 2x15pin/2.0 to connect it to the controller, right? Goedkope tablet covers

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  13. I have a claa154wb08a screen, I don't see a controller board for it. Does that mean I cant make it work?

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  14. I´ve a LG LP154WX4 (TL) (B4) does ist work with any of the controllers? There ist only listet the LG LP154WX4 (TL) (B2).

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