Can you detach 15" PB screen and use as standalone?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by wilmor42, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. wilmor42 macrumors regular

    wilmor42

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    hello, i have a dead dead, not even worth trying to fix
    15" powerbook ti.. is it possible to detatch the screen and solder a Vga connector to it in any way and connect it to a mac mini? im going to uni and it would be handy to have as a screen rather than lug my 20" everywhere..
    it must be possible, someone please help!
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    i would just sell it on ebay for parts - i couldnt bring myself to look at just the screen knowing i'd ripped the base out of it :(
     
  3. wilmor42 thread starter macrumors regular

    wilmor42

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    yeah well i could live with it, its a 667 and its slow for what i need, and i want to detach the screen, decision has been made, i just wanted a guiding hand and some help if available..
     
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

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    LikeTom might be on the right track. You could sell the computer for parts and probably get enough money to just buy a 15" LCD to go with your mini. That seems far easier to me then ripping off the screen and trying to wire it up yourself.
     
  5. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    But you guys are missing the point. For me, I'd love to rip something like that apart and make it work again in a different way. Question is, are you handy or not when it comes to stuff like that?
     
  6. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    Can't do it. Not saying impossible, but ... well yes impossible. Laptop LCDs use a completely different communication type than anything a desktop can use. Not to mention powering it. Don't bother trying. Sell it as parts, you'll get some good money with it.
     

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