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Posted: 1/10/2005 5:08:24 AM EDT
I have this old laptop, It's a Compaq Prosignia 150, 380 Mhz AMD K6. it's just too slow.  It still works though.

Basically I want to take the LCD screen off the computer and connect it to a portable dvd player because it has a tiny 5.8" screen.
The dvd player has both inputs and outputs for sound and video. I have connected the dvd player to my regular tv to watch dvd movies, and my son has hooked up the PS2 but it's screen is too small to enjoy playing games on it.

Is this even possible? Can I get the LCD off the laptop and connect it to the portable dvd player instead of going to my tv?

I think I will need to wire up a power source for the LCD screen once I remove it from the computer, and then I need to figure out how to get the video jacks wired to connect it to the dvd player output.

Any thoughts? Has anyone done this before?

Thanks in advance.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:45:40 AM EDT
i have never done it before, but will ask around, my dad is into electronics engineering....

maybee he will know, but i assure you it can be done
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:47:26 AM EDT
one thing to be concerned with is the need to know if the prtable dvd player will power such a larger screen
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:06:54 AM EDT
It's probably possible. However by the time you get all the parts bought and invest your time building it, it wall have been cheaper to just buy one. The laptop screen is just a display, showing you what the laptop video components are producing. It has no rendering capabilities of it's own.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:10:03 AM EDT
Probably not worth it once you go through the effort to dissect it and then find a driver board to run the thing. You're better off leaving it as isand turn it into a digital picture frame.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:15:48 AM EDT
Short answer: no. You would need a driver board and a power supply. The driver boards are pricey (unless you get lucky on ebay, but you have to know what you are looking for) and the power supply would have to be custom made
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:14:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nater:
Short answer: no. You would need a driver board and a power supply. The driver boards are pricey (unless you get lucky on ebay, but you have to know what you are looking for) and the power supply would have to be custom made



Actual short answer is yes… I have seen one done but is not very practical because of expense, scarcity of parts, and unless you are an electronic and electrical whiz.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:43:28 AM EDT
This is incredibly easy. Just attach it with a couple lengths of duct tape. Good to go.




Oh, wait, you want to see stuff on the screen. Never mind.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:38:28 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies, it looks more difficult than I imagined, maybee I'll try it one day for kicks if I can find everything I need.


I have one question, but it's late and I doubt I can formulate it right now.

Thank you.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 12:21:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 12:25:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 12:26:19 AM EDT by gaspain]
just get one of these to connect the two together. Does your laptop do USB 2.0?



www.ati.com/products/tvwonderusb20/
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:28:25 AM EDT
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