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# 214009 23-Apr-2017 21:41
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Some of the prices on this NZ website seems to be too good to be true. Prices from $0 to $1.07

 

http://laptoplcdscreen.co.nz/acer-laptop-lcd-screens.html?dir=asc&order=price&p=3






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  # 1769425 23-Apr-2017 21:43
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probably have to add a whole lot of handling charge etc. The panels themselves for low res junk are not worth anything really on the used market now.





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  # 1769433 23-Apr-2017 22:06
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richms:

 

probably have to add a whole lot of handling charge etc. The panels themselves for low res junk are not worth anything really on the used market now.

 

 

 

 

I was just looking for a cheap LCD screen for a Raspberry Pi Project. The calculated shipping was $0??






 
 
 
 


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  # 1769435 23-Apr-2017 22:12
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Very weird. If its for a pi, make sure that you will be able to connect a driver to it, not all panels have easy to find driver/cable combos because of some of the connectors being rare.





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  # 1769436 23-Apr-2017 22:14
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richms:

 

Very weird. If its for a pi, make sure that you will be able to connect a driver to it, not all panels have easy to find driver/cable combos because of some of the connectors being rare.

 

 

 

 

Yeah. Ebay is not showing anything positive for these particular cheap screens.






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  # 1769437 23-Apr-2017 22:15
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I found one for a 768p crap panel no worries, but broke the panel when I dropped it while trying to cut a frame to fit it. Not sure I can find it anymore tho.





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  # 1769486 24-Apr-2017 08:16
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I took and old screen from a laptop bought a controller board from eBay which lets you plug anything into it stuck a pi 3 on the back and wired the 5v from the controller board into the pi so i didn't need two power supplies and it now sits at work on the wall showing the temp and forecast it gets this data from the weather station on top of our house. All up cost me about $40 (already had a pi 3 sitting gathering dust).

 

Below link is just an example of the controller board but you just get whatever suits the LCD screen you have. 

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/for-LP173WF1-TLB3-B173HW02-V-0-LP156WF4-SLB1-LCD-Controller-Board-HDMI-VGA-DVI-/162421934651?hash=item25d11a0a3b





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  # 1769493 24-Apr-2017 08:32
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I finish this project yesterday and others are interested in me building one for them:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=116854&page_no=20

I'm trying to keep the cost down by trying to find cheap LCDs.





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