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  1. jbk

    jbk Guest

    can anyone help a newbie here?
    I would like to turn my notebooks old TFT into a normal working
    Monitor... via VGA probably...
    But, there is a problem, i dont have any idea from where to begin!
    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanx in advance!
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    This comes up frequently, the short answer is don't bother. Sure it can
    be done, but it would involve building a customized controller and would
    cost more than just buying a larger ready made TFT monitor. Notebook TFT
    displays are not standard VGA, they use a specialized graphics
    controller on the motherboard. It is a very complex thing to attempt and
    I'm not aware of anyone who has done it successfully.
  3. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    More trouble than it's worth.
  4. You can find some directions through Google (web or groups)
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    the vsync on the tmds line the same as on the analog port? Does anybody
    know if the vsync just does one pulse per frame, I think so but I am not

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  5. Guest

    its been done, but is far from simple. A usable approach in some cases
    is to run remote desktop software, and fire up the laptop on linux
    live. This can get round hdd failure, floppy failure, cd failure, and
    some other laptop problems, but not all.

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