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Thread: 800X1280 narrowscreen???

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    hey frodo, if I install this screen as 800X1280 what could I do to get a skin made to fill it, I don't know the first thing about skinning & I don't know if this is something that could be done relatively easily or if it's a lot of work?
    send me one just like it and I'll make you 4
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    I don't get it, send you one what, screen? these screens are only readily available by buying a whole laptop.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    I don't get it, send you one what, screen? these screens are only readily available by buying a whole laptop.....
    ok, what speed are you going to send ?
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    hmmmm I'll tell you what, if I do install this screen & I need a custom skin, I'll send you a panasonic toughbook laptop, touchscreen 10.4", makes good carputer but a little slow.....300mhz pentium.......works fine, yours if you want it....

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    ehhh, i will make the skin for that

    EDIT: we all know frodo sucks at skinning
    (errrr...maybe it's just that he's too busy coding )
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    well knowing that I have options for a skin to use this setup is a plus.....

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    i would make a skin for you if ur offering a screen....
    plus i have experience making them, sine i make a couple already for frodo.

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    hey cartunes, I got a few install pictures back up............

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    Update:plans Done\fabrication Started

    Well,this screen is going in....after some research & testing I discovered that basic cold cathodes are the best light source....the hid runs too hot & are not dimmable....high bright multiple leds are complicated because of color tempature issues.....so keep it simple & go with proven design. I built a stainless housing with 2 1/2" depth for addl backlighting...I can do up to 8 ccfl's behind this screen..... this in combination with a sheet of 3m anti-glare film should make it readable even in direct sunlight.

    here are a few shots of the preliminary work....I took the laptop apart & removed the motherboard...I thought of building a new stainless steel case for the main board....but it would have took a real lot of effort & the original dell bottom half is actually pretty good as a case...it won't be seen in the install so I mounted a steel frame to it & reasembled it.

    I have to extend the lower bezel a few inches to get it all looking right...now my car is a mess & there is no pc in it at all......but it should be awsome when the whole retrofit is complete......this is a pentium m centrino low power design laptop.....it will make a great carputer......
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    ****..all my pictures are too big to upload & my new laptop doesn't have any editing software on it yet....I'll get photo's soon...............


    In the mean while.....going back to a skin for 800X1280......I now defanatley need one......so anyone here......can it be done? how much work would it be to do something that would take advantage of the height...like dual display sections or something like that. I now am seriously in the market for this....anyone that could do this let me know & well see what we can work out...

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