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    OK I have an old toshiba laptop with an active screen... it's an OK screen and i thought I could see how it went (although it's a bit big for my setup...) Anyway i pulled the laptop apart and obviously it is a different plug Can i get an adapter to plug into a VGA port or do i need to buy a PCI controller? Or can i wire those wires into a normal VGA plug that i pull off another monitor? I know people must have done it so any help would be appreciated

    here's a picture of the plug:



    Thanks in advance,

    David

  • #2
    It will require some type of PCI driver card. i dont know much about selecting what card you need, but i do know they cost about $150-$250, so its not cheap to get it running. Plus you need to track down the needed driver information.

    do a search of the forum for pci lcd driver cards, theres been lots of information posted about them in the past.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the info......

      forget that idea then

      was only going to be a temporary solution until I got a vga lcd (like the xenarc)

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      • #4
        IF you still have the laptop together one thing that you could try, if the laptop has eithernet, is get vnc, and you can use the laptop to remote controll a desktop. it will show the desktops screen on the laptop, although it wont be a very refresh rate.
        Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
        Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
        '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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        • #5
          yeah it has a 100mbps ethernet card in there and i can get it back together pretty quickly... i suppose that is one temporary solution because i could just have a network cable goin to the laptop under my seat or something that i pull out when i wanna use it... solves the mouse and keyboard problem too

          Cheers mate

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          • #6
            heres the link for VNC:
            http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/

            Its a very very small client for remote controlling computers, its freeware, and it doesnt have any ads or anything.
            Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
            Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
            '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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            • #7
              Cheers mate I'll check it out!

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              • #8
                can u post the model No of the lcd?
                by the looks of the plug the screen accepts a lvds signal. most matrox video cards have a lvds controler chip onboard and i have successfully solderd streight onto the chip and got my screen working...

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                • #9
                  it's a toshiba 300CDT..... i haven't tried it for ages but last time i checked it had dead pixels... so i don't really want to buy anything very expensive to get it working - was only going to be temporary.... I think i'll just invest in something like the Xenarc...

                  I want VGA, don't want to have RCA stuff.... and i want touchscreen - looks like the xenarc is my only option?

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