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    Extending LCD cable

    Whats the maximum length I can extend the ribbon cable from a laptop screen - I'm just gonna mount the 12 inch screen but the computer is likely to be 2m of cable away.

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    16" (inches) if you are very, very lucky. Those things aren't made for anywhere near 2 meters.

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    Is that because of noise/losses? Surely there cant be THAT much loss over that distance?

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    There's very high loss over that kind of distance. Furthermore, the ribbon cable isn't perticularly shielded, and your car has a LOT of electrical noise, not the least of which is the 30-90 AMP alternator pushing out a ton of noise. I'd not recomend it.
    There's nothing you can't do, so don't be discouraged just because no one else's done it.

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