Turning G4 17' pbook screen into digital photo frame - Help Needed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by appledrone, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. appledrone macrumors regular

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    Hi i have a 17 g4 powerbook with a dead logic board and I now would like to try a little modding with it. The idea is to buy a cheap digital photo frame, take it apart and atempt to connect it to the screen of the powerbook thus giving me a 17 screen which i can mount within a proper frame. Trouble is.....I dont have a clue how to do it or if it is even possible/viable:confused:. If anyone could shed any light on the matter I would appreciate it.

    cheers,

    Appledrone
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    It's pretty much impossible with any laptop screen. You need the motherboard as that has all the controllers. 12" ibook G3s are ideal for digital photo frames though ;).

    Just sell your Powerbook for parts. Depending on what 17" screen you got, it might be worth some money for people with broken/cracked LCDs.
     

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