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Reusing Old Digital Camera LCD Screen

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Apr 7, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    I have an old Canon A70 that no longer works. I'd love to take the LCD
    screen and repurpose it into some sort of mobile picture frame. The
    LCD screen is a Sony AM309-3 A, and it's roughly 1-1.5". I've been
    searching Google with no success... Has anybody done this before, or
    have any suggestions on where I can look for hints on how to do
    something like this? It'll be the first of such projects that I
    attempt. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)
  2. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    This has been asked many times and the answer was always that it would be
    impractical and nearly impossible to do.

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  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    LCD screens that have internal controllers can be controlled by a
    microcontroller, but the screen in your camera would likely require some
    very advanced engineering to make it work in anything else.
  4. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    March 2007 issue of Elektor Magazine has an article on doing this with an
    Alcatel alphanumeric display. It would be rather more difficult I think,
    with a graphics screen, but it might be worth contacting the author of this
    article to see if he has tried it. You can often contact their authors and
    contributors through the forums on the magazine website.

  5. Guest

    Hmm... I still have the PCB that it's connected to. I guess I'd just
    need to come up with some way to fool the PCB into thinking that the
    camera is working and that it's in display mode. Still probably
    difficult. I really have no idea how I'd do it. Just that it'd
    probably be easier than taking just the LCD screen and trying to get
    it to work.
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