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Thread: FAQ: Using a Laptop LCD as Your Car PC Screen

  1. #21
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    eh... a laptop in a car pc is an easy route.. but i'd avoid it personally. less of a factory look.

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    lol ummm...no its not easy
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    im new for sure so please help!

    let me start by saying hello to every1 and thanks for any replys to help me on my project i have been searching the forum for awhile now and the more i read the more confuze i become@#$%^^ anyway what i am trying to do here is i have a soundstream dvd deck for my car and i have 2 lcd laptop screens 14.1 i only need to hook up one of the two so any help on eather one would be super the first one is a samsung ltn141w1-l01 and the second one is a lg philips lp141wx1 im sure my project is simply all im trying to do is use one of the two screen as my dvd screen no pc just for video my deck has rca plugs coming out of it for video and audeo for what im reading i think i need a controller board? not sure if thats if im trying to hook a pc up or not
    anyway how can i make the lcd screed into rca jacks and then theres the power issue which im going to have to figure out as well if i can get any help on that issue would be super anyway i think that covers it for this newbie

    p.s envyz u all!!!!

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    Not easy at all IMHO:

    Option 1: Give up
    Option 2: Post in the LCD forum ;-)

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    you need a controller board with a composite input or a vga board & then a composite-vga converter...

    probably cheaper to by another whole monitor, 10.4's can be had for like $60 on ebay now adays if you want cheap...

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    nerd2 im sorry for i'am new after all
    and im difffintly not giving up!!1

    thanks turbocad6

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    Quote Originally Posted by dydycom View Post
    if u have a lvds interface on your lcd( have a look on the lcd specs) then u can easy extend the wires, but if it's ttl signal(x bit color signals were x= 4,6,8 bits) then extending is much more difficult..may be imposible.
    Another method to figure it out wich interface are u using is if u have twisted wires..then most of are lvds...if it is a flexible ribbon...then it's ttl
    Only half right, noob.
    True, you can easily extend LVDS. Flase is the fact that twisted wires indicate LVDS, and that a flat ribbon indicates a TTL panel.
    The length of the cable will determine if twisted pairs are needed. Plus, if you look ever so closely at a flat LVDS ribbon cable, you will see that the clock and data pairs are actually twisted.

    EDIT: WTF?? I must be out of it. I just replied to a year old post. Damn I need sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanIDoThat View Post
    let me start by saying hello to every1 and thanks for any replys to help me on my project i have been searching the forum for awhile now and the more i read the more confuze i become@#$%^^ anyway what i am trying to do here is i have a soundstream dvd deck for my car and i have 2 lcd laptop screens 14.1 i only need to hook up one of the two so any help on eather one would be super the first one is a samsung ltn141w1-l01 and the second one is a lg philips lp141wx1 im sure my project is simply all im trying to do is use one of the two screen as my dvd screen no pc just for video my deck has rca plugs coming out of it for video and audeo for what im reading i think i need a controller board? not sure if thats if im trying to hook a pc up or not
    anyway how can i make the lcd screed into rca jacks and then theres the power issue which im going to have to figure out as well if i can get any help on that issue would be super anyway i think that covers it for this newbie

    p.s envyz u all!!!!
    This subject has been covered waaaaaay to many times here already. Please use the search function. And, FYI it will cost more $$ and take more time than it is worth to try and convert a laptop LCD into a PC ready monitor if you don't have a clue.

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    well thank you motor city when you say a pc monitor what are you meaning i dont want a pc monitor i just want a good 14.1 or bigger flat panel screen for my dvd player in my boat and i figured since i alllready have 2 14.1 laptop panels i could use those anyhow do you no any that size or bigger going for a good price? thanks
    p.s envyz u all!!!!

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    I'm currently thinking about doing the same thing to my 300. And i have no idea where to start. If someone (preferably the topic creator) can give me a few pointers i would appreciate it. i don't want to start working on it and mess something up. Especially since i just got the car a few weeks ago.

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