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Laptop screen extension

Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by CoyoteBoy, Nov 12, 2004.

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  1. CoyoteBoy

    CoyoteBoy Guest

    I was wondering, i have a project on where I'd like to take the screen
    off a K6/2 laptop and put it remote from the base unit. I figured I'd
    just cut and extend the ribbons but then i thought it might cause
    problems with the extra length. Anyone got any experience with this?
    Is it likely to cause problems? The inverter supply is easy to
    lengthen, its just the data link im not sure on.

  2. Art

    Art Guest

    IMHO a very good way to ruin a perfectly good Laptop Display. Why don't you
    buy a similar device from E-Bay for the lowest avaible cost and experiment
    with it rather than doing this to a functional unit? BTW you can use an
    external monitor via the VGA port on most laptops.
  3. Coyoteboy

    Coyoteboy Guest

    a) Why would it ruin it?
    b) I got it free, and i got it specifically for this use.

  4. Art

    Art Guest

    Go for it then, if you are indeed able to solder very thin wires and produce
    integral connections, you have absolutely nothing to loose rather than your
    own time. Being "FREE" as you state is indicative that you will incur no
    loss in doing so other that maybe becoming frustrated at the results. Highly
    suggest using a ferrite choke around the leads if you extend them. May want
    to search for shielded cable of the specific length you are attempting to
    use having required number of conductors. Post the results & Good Luck.
    IMHO: seen quite a few who have tried and very few that have succeeded.
  5. Coyoteboy

    Coyoteboy Guest

    OK, thanks for the tips, I'll see how it goes.

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