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using an old laptop lcd as a secondary monitor+webcam

  1. #11


    Posts : 34
    windows 7 and windows 8


    by monitor do you mean my current? or the laptop screen?
    where would i find these diagrams?

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  2. #12


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I mean laptop screen. Somewhere on it, it should say the voltage it operates at.

    Here is the vga pinout for the cable that goes into desktop video card: VGA pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru

    As for the pinout of the laptop monitor: You'll have to research it, Google whatever and hope to find it. This might actually be it for the laptop monitor, but perhaps not.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 34
    windows 7 and windows 8


    i cant seem to find any writing or stickers on the screen.
    is this information critical? or can we try it anyway?


    unfortunately i have no idea what those pinouts mean. i have a soldering iron and solder though, so maybe if you could explain it to me i would be able to do it. i could post pics, if it helps.
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  4. #14


    Para, may I make an alternate suggestion? Your laptop has a dual-core processor and 3 gigs of RAM. Have you considered trying to get it repaired?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 34
    windows 7 and windows 8


    it was a nice laptop yes, but its just too damaged and i think it would cost more to fix than to repair. heres a list of whats broken
    hard drive wont be recognized, motherboard overheats in 10 seconds, fan wont work, case broken in lots of places, screws missing, screen wont go back into the laptop because the things holding it in place are cracked, keyboard missing keys and wont work, touch pad wont work along with buttons, lights wont light up when they should, battery lasts for about a minuite and laptop wont boot up if not connected to charger AND battery. i honestly think that there is too much damage and i should salvage what i can. although, this is a little off topic, there are some VERY important text documents and pictures on the hard drive (this may sound very nerdy-beware!) they contain passwords usernames, and other information about accounts for various online games, and are worth well over $2000 in real life currency if i was to sell them on ebay and other sites. so id like to recover that info if possible. any ideas? i could use the money to buy a real monitor, or laptop. or even both.
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  6. #16


    Uhm, what did you do to it to get it that badly damaged?

    A good computer shop might be able to remove the hard drive and copy everything on it for you.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 34
    windows 7 and windows 8


    dropped it quite a bit, and then some. then got it "repaired" it wasnt pretty...
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