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    Using Netbook Asus Monitor instead feasable?

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    Hey y'all great forum activity.
    So i searched for a few hrs on just the monitor/screen scene alone and i've found little help to my plight.

    Disclosure:
    1. Don't want touchscreen anything.
    2. Want 11 or 12 in.

    That said i've been looking at some of the asus Eee notebook replacement screens ranging from 60 to 150 for excellent quality screens and i don't understand why more people dont use them. from what i understand you'd need to get a controler and fabricate someway to mount it. But aside from that would something like this be a solid choice for someone who doesn't care for touchscreen ability.

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/1706562..._lwgsi=y&cbt=y
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    how are you gonna connect that to a carputer?

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    Laptop monitors use LVDS, not VGA or DVI, so you'll need a compatible controller board. It's very difficult to find a controller board that would work with the laptop screen's LVDS connector - just because they both use LVDS doesn't mean they'll work together. So, besides the monitor, you'll need to get a controller board MIGHT work with the monitor and, on top of that, MIGHT fit into your project box. You'll go through a lot of trial and error with those, and probably end up settling for a Lilliput, Xenarc, MiniTouch and the like, which is what most of us do
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    None of my posts are showing up this is starting to seriously bug. I moved from netbook monitors to replacement tablet screens, mostly the transformer and ipad. But thanks for that explication that helps a ton. So now I have two options, I refuse to give into lilly. So motorcity sells ipad screens complete with controller (vga and dvi) all ready for a 12v source and video in. also a chinese source has quoted me for a single controller vga and asus transformer screen, I'm not can't remember the model number. I'm not worried about controller/board asthetic, purely functionality. Do those seem more pheasable

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    Your first posts have to be authorized by moderators as a spam reduction contingency. (this is in the stuff you agreed to when you signed up FYI)

    From the sounds of it, your best bet is to buy a regular computer monitor if you want 11 or 12". You certainly can piece something together but you are playing with fire to a certain extent as there is no guaranty it will work or be reliable and forum support may be limited if it is super rare stuff.

    A general rule is if nobody is doing it there probably is a reason or nobody has thought of it. On the screen front... most everything has been thought of on here by now. Best of luck and welcome.

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    how about using a 12" stylistic. it's not really a 'touchscreen' since you need a stylus but it'll be better in the sunlight and it'll have it's own hardware so you wont need a separate computer
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    I don't mean to sound abbrasive at all, but i don't want to be taken as someone who hasn't already done extensive research over the past few weeks on this ONE topic lol.
    a. I would HAPPILY but a regular ol monitor no touchscreen capabilities, but 10in-12in is a VERY unsupported dimension for stand alone computer monitors, next to non existent and the few that are out there don't have the stats i'm looking for.
    b. thats a super sad attitude to have though, what is a forum like this for if not for problem solving, new ideas, and above all else doing what others are not. Lol i mean carputers in general are in an EXTREMELY small portion of the the worlds cars, almost no one has them and yet we have a community here happily enjoying theirs.

    The most useful threads on this site on raw screen builds were began in 2003 and 2005, and more or less ended a few years later. Lets not forget the first iphone came out in 2007 so I'm thinking carputer/monitor options have come a LONG LONG way since then

    my two best options as of now:
    1. N101BCG-L21 made by CMI, standard screen in the asus transformer. I've contacted CMI directly and they say they have a control board with a vga port. I'm trying to get the data sheet on it though.
    2. http://www.display-touch.com/open-fr...d/prod_23.html, I don't so much like the dimensions, but what i do like is this is living proof and evidence for me that its possible with some research and patience. There are just far brighter clearer screens in our day and age for me to take anything less without a fight.

    I'll keep up my research and will soon buy some parts and start experimenting, would much appreciate someone who does builds like this. Also what is a stylistic, i've no idea what that is lol

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    I didn't mean to sound discouraging. You asked why people don't use those monitors and I gave you several examples. Most people prefer a touch screen monitor and also something that can be fitted into the double-din space. Those asus monitors are neither, so most people don't even try using them. That's not to say that it can't be done - as long as you know that you can get a compatible controller for it, and you have the skills to fabricate a good enclosure for it, then it should work just fine.
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    those are good points to take into account I just ordered a 10.1 LG replacement screen for an hp netbook, phenominal resolution (1366X768) and the corresponding controller i found at LCDparts. I called and emailed the guy there, really helpful so far i give them my full reccomendation, but the journey is only half way done.

    I also bought a generic metra nav dash instillation panel thing from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details. I'm ME major and have access to a waterjet and 3d addition printer so cuttin back a few inches off the side and bottom shouldn't be all that tough. Also considering using some of the fiberglass resin and mat i have left over from a project seeing as i plan on refinishing all my silver panneling in my camry anyways.

    And lastly for the screen i just ordered 3 servo motors, have my arduino board, and am just about done with the solid works draft for my pan rotate for my screen. I'm picking at the code now, but the plan is to be able to pan left to right and adjust angle up and down with a few external buttons, then have a reset to zero setting.

    Hopefully this part of my carputer voyage is all decided. I'll be posting a work log and have some unique ideas i'll be trying out thanks for your help all.

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