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Old 03-19-2009, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 2 year old laptop with a burnt out Mobo, would it be possible to wire it to my tower to use the screen, keyboard and anything else that can be used.

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Old 03-19-2009, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just a question, why would you want to?

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Old 03-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it is possible, if you have a good understanding. I have always wanted to try this with a laptop screen for i could put it flat on a wall but i don't have an old laptop that i would like to take apart. You might be able to find a guide on google about this.... but i doubt anyone here can give instructions on how to acomplish this, this is something you would have to experiment with and try different ways. So google it...
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well I have an old CRT screen and the laptop has a LCD windscreen, so i'm looking to save some money. I'm kind of a cheap person, and why wouldn't I want to.

If it helps it a HP Pavilion dv6000

I have tried googleing it I just get linked to other forums were people have the same question.
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While technically possible it's not practical or easy to do you would be better off just buying a cheep flat screen monitor.
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It's not straight forward, you need to have a pretty good understanding of electronics to pull it off. I doubt you'll find a step-by-step guide anywhere for this. Honestly it's probably a lot more trouble than it's worth for that reason.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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But heck, if ya have nothing better to do, give it a go, and let everyone know how it turns out.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have found that I need to buy a LCD controller card this can cost $150.00 and up, the only website that I could find other than the manufacturer witch will not do a order for one person, was a site that I wouldn't even trust to give my email address to. So if I could find a computer salvage store than maybe.

so if anyone knows of one in Ontario. say something

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