Hi, welcome to another DYI of reusing old laptop parts. This time I will reuse old laptop monitor. Of course, you can sell it, but why, if you can make yourself a working external monitor!This DYI instructions does not require any soldering, just a screwdriver.. and you will just need to order the right board for the monitor and vuola .. external monitor is born!
– Controller Board + Backlight Inverter + 30P Lvds Cable + Remote – [€35,21] – buy
BE AWARE: You need to order exact controller for your LCD!
Total prize: €35,21
Note: Price may differ, above showing the price in the time of my order.
STEP 1 : ORDER THE CORRECT LCD Controller Board
Mine was LTN154X3-L01 display, so asked a seller, which told me it will work.. but need to order it with exact display number.. so…Bought the above board and working really nice.
STEP 2: disassemble the monitor from laptop
So I just took the old monitor and disassemble it from laptop.
STEP 3: Remove the Screws, Brackets, HINGES
Carefully open the monitor. Be sure that you are not “electric charged” – statics can damage your LCD.
Few more screws to be taken off for LCD & hinges….
STEP 4: GET RID of OLD CABLES AND inverter
Carefully detach LVDS cable and the inverter from the LCD screen.
These cables will not be needed again.
STEP 5: INSTALL NEW BOARD
Legend: 1 – LVDS cable; 2- Inverter; 3 – Buttons; 4 – Board with AV, VGA & HDMI outputs
The LCD control Bard comes with all the cables and adapter, except the output cable (AV, VGA or HDMI), which you will have to buy.
STEP 6 : TEST IT!
Now you can use this old LCD monitor as your external one! Enjoy.
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