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Topic # 66297 16-Aug-2010 22:57
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Some of you might know, my old compaq laptop fried its mother board a while ago. I'm not planning on replacing the mother board as it costs to much and I have a new laptop anyway.
I tried selling it for parts on Trademe but no one bid so I thought I'd put its 15" LCD display to use.

How would I go about turning this into a photo frame? Its more the mechanics/electric parts that have me stumped. I know how to fit it into a frame and stuff but I dont know how to get the LCD powered, how to get media to the LCD and stuff like that. So could you lend me a hand? I'll try post as much information you need . 




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  Reply # 368452 17-Aug-2010 00:06
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You need a controller with a LVDS output.

Considering that will set you back more than a new 20" LCD, I wouldnt bother unless you have a good IPS panel there.




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  Reply # 368507 17-Aug-2010 08:11
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what could I do with it then? Anything useful it could be? I have a little digital photo frame thats like 5"/6". Would the lcd use the samw plug as the one on the real photo frame?




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  Reply # 368733 17-Aug-2010 15:59
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Possibly if the controller on the photoframe could support the higher resoultion and you could reprogram it to do the higher bitrates needed etc, and it had enough memory to support it.

People have put larger screens onto the chumby, have a look at those articles for whats involved. To be honest, its not worth the hassle when you can get a larger photoframe so cheap.




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