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Making a monitor from old PC

themilano

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Hey, I saw this video on YouTube about making a monitor from a broken PC (with the screen still working). I wanted to try this myself and took out the screen from an old acer PC. The name of the screen is N150X3-L07. So I found this controller board on eBay:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/152316252912.
It seems like the screen is going in the LVDS interface? In that case my output doesnt look like it would fit. I can link an image with what mine look like. Also, there is a board connected to the screen, which I cant seen to find on the same screen online. This is probably an easy solution to this, but Im not very experienced in this area. Thanks in advance.image.jpgimage.jpg
 

rjenkinsgb

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Pull the other end of the cable from the LCD panel, where it has a strip of tape holding it in.

Compare that to the white end of the cable that comes with the adapter board - that's what needs to be compatible.
The old cable will be specific to the laptop motherboard.

See the photos here; it may not be exactly the same connector as in these, but it's a similar idea:
https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/section/Articles/1245259090/Disconnecting+LCD+screen+video+cable.+Dell+or+HP+video+cable+connector+specifics/
 

themilano

New Member
Pull the other end of the cable from the LCD panel, where it has a strip of tape holding it in.

Compare that to the white end of the cable that comes with the adapter board - that's what needs to be compatible.
The old cable will be specific to the laptop motherboard.

See the photos here; it may not be exactly the same connector as in these, but it's a similar idea:
https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/section/Articles/1245259090/Disconnecting+LCD+screen+video+cable.+Dell+or+HP+video+cable+connector+specifics/
Thank you very much for your reply. But what about that board which is already connected to the screen? Doesnt I need that?
 

rjenkinsgb

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That will be the backlight inverter board.

There looks to be a new one in the ebay kit, the narrow board with transformer - the LCD backlight cable (black & white wires) should connect to the brown header at the lower end, the white connector links to the "Inverter" connector on the main control board.
 

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