Need HP LCD Connectors, Please Help
Hello everybody, this is my first message on these boards. I have a dilema and am hoping you guys can help me out. I have an old HP laptop with a nice 14" lcd that I'd like to wire into my car. The laptop base and lcd are attaced by a 50 pin connector (not all are used) that I just CANNOT seem to find. I've been looking nearly 2 years now. I'd just like to create an extension cord to go between the base and the LCD, with the prober connectors at each end.
However, like I said, I've had no luck finding them yet. I was hoping that somebody here might know where they may be found. Any help would be more than appreciated. Here are the few specs I've found on this screen:
Laptop Model #: Hewlett Packard N3478
14" XGA active-matrix (TFT) display
I've included a 6 pictures to make it much more easier.
The Male End 1
The Male End 2
The Female End
The LCD Itself
This will be posted in both the LCD and Newbie Forum. If there's a problem with that, MODS, feel free to move/bin it. My appologies.
Contact info is in my members profile. Feel free to msg me. Questions are welcome.
Thanks in Advance Everybody!
Extending a Laptop LCD cable
I have just finished building an extended cable to remote mount a HP Omnibook 7100 LCD in My Jeep Liberty. I disassembled the LCD and removed the entire existing cable assembly from the back of the screen. I removed the flexible fabric shield from the cable for later use. The fabric is metallic and solderable. I think it may be silver!
That gave me about 8" of cable from the motherboard plug to the LCD data plug and the inverter plug on the screen.
After much reading about the "low voltage differential signal" system I figured I needed a shielded twisted pair cable. I took a small gamble and cut the end off a 3ft SCSI cable. It had enough twisted pair conductors.
I cut original cable halfway and spliced (soldered and heatshrinked) the SCSI cable between the two ends. It was a ###***!! of a job to do and I was very careful to list all the colors I was matching prior to commencing the work.
On completion I checked each conductor with a multimeter and then used the fabric shield material to shield the exposed conductors.
Finally I connected the LCD to the computer and it worked perfectly with no loss of quality and no screen noise.
Now I just have to fit everything to the car!