I haven't tried this before, but it may be more difficult than it's worth. Ben Heck tried to re-purpose an LCD screen in his 100th episode and showed how long it takes, and he didn't even get it working all the way.
Ben Heck tried to reuse a model that has no additional driver board available..and that is a real though job
If your screen is a generic often used model there could be a driver board available(search for your type(label on the back of the screen unit) on ebay. amazon ,element14 etc.)
These cost mostly (depending on the model) 30-50€.
those driver boards are needed to build a standalone monitor out of your old screen. then you need a composite or scart to vga converter cable(4-10€) and hook up your gamecube to the screen.
Be aware, that there are no driver boards available for the most laptop screens.
a new monitor or a used one in good shape can be purchased for the same money.
if you are planning to build a gamecube portable you should forget the laptop screen and search for a rearview car monitor.
these are useable as they are and mostly cheaper than the driver board alone.
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In general it is not worth the time trying to re-use an old laptop screen.
We are going to cover a similar topic soon with FPGA-differential signaling for an LCD, so that may shed some light on the subject.
Hi Thanks for all the answers!
I actually found a controller board for my lcd screen:
I think i'm going to try it with this one.
I have a similar kit I used to repurpose my LCD screen from my droped dead HP laptop from years ago. I sent the model of the laptop screen to them so the board could be prepared to properly drive the screen. I hooked up everything and low and behold it worked great.
Since this was a 17 inch screen I was wondering what I could use it for. I started using it with the XMB media center for the Raspberry Pi I have. So I got to thinking it would be cool to have a portable work station for the Pi or use it for entertainment. Right now I have a rough case built. Its nothing fancy like Ben Heckendorn benheck does but its a start. I am currently looking into 3d printers to design some mounts for the screen clutches to mount into so I can close the case with the screen, KB, etc will fold into a portable unit. I'm hoping I may actually have time to complete the project by spring time permitting. Then its back to attempting a 4x4x4 RGB LED cube.
Have fun with the kit.
Challenge yourself and see what you can create.
If your panel is one of those specified then great. Assuming it all works together nicely.Mind you for this price you are well on the way to a new monitor with a warranty.
I would have to agree with benheck.
Albeit you can sometimes find a universal driver board that would work, it is not really worth it as there is no guarantee it would work.
I believe the new episode Ben mentioned above will be quite a helpful one, as the topic of reusing old laptop screens seems to be a popular one.
I searched for something to do with my old Laptop, which I dont use anymore.
I decided to try to build a portable GameCube including the old 17" LCD Screen.
I find a lot of ways to connect hdmi parts (like the pi) to an lcd screen.
I m very new to this topic...
I foudn some LCD control panels with s-video input - is this what i have to look for?
Can anyone provide some help/links=
Thanks in advance,