Laptop monitor

CanyonMan

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I am looking to build a briefcase pc and would like to integrate the monitor from a laptop. I am wondering if anybody knows how to hook one of these up to a Radeon 9600 Pro with VGA and DVI outputs. The monitor is from a TwinHead laptop. Thanks for any and all help.

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sparky853

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I would also like to know if anyone has any information on hooking up a laptop monitor to a regular video card, or if it is even possible.

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Nice signature block. Very intelligent.

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One of the many challenges of this project is the lcd controller. Unless you have a working knowledge of lcd manufacturing, it may prove cost prohibitive. A new lcd controller can be from $150-$500+. In the briefcase idea (not sure why a laptop wouldn't meet the requirements of a briefcase package) you could buy a commercial grade display screen and use the provided schematic/controller to wire up your system. Take a look at <A HREF="http://www.generaldigital.com/products/lcd_monitors_ataglance.htm" target="_new">General Digital.</A>

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Pretty good source for lcd needs <A HREF="http://store.earthlcd.com/" target="_new">Earth LCD</A>. Their prices are pretty reasonable.

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CanyonMan

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Would it be possible to scavenge the controller out of a laptop? I am trying to do this with some spare components laying around. Just looking to make something I can take over to my buddies house and link up. If it is too cost prohibitive, I'll just drag my CRT monitor over there. I need the exercise anyway.

AMD XP 2800+
512 MB DDR PC2700
MSI K7N2 Delta L
40GB & 160GB Western Digital 8MB 7200 RPM HDD
Sapphire 9600 Pro 128MB
Windows XP HE
Lian-Li PC-60
Lite-On SOHW 832S DVD +-RW
 

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