Laptop LCD Projector Question

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I'm planning to build a LCD Projector. I was planning buying a lcd for this projector, but later "discovered" my broken DELL laptop, The LCD is still working, the motherboard fried totally. Can I still turn this LCD into a projector? if it does, i can save at least hundred on the projector.
Thanks
 
needs controller

That LCD needs a controller, which is built in to the motherboard. If the motherboard is fried, then a stand-alone controller will cost you more than getting a replacement motherboard, I'd bet!

Use the search feature to find the thread where people are getting controllers for their laptop LCDs.

The other issue with laptops as LCD controllers is they are great for games & playing DVDs, but very few can accept external video so no cable or satellite TV for you!
 
It's a question that never fails to appear here, and many other boards across the Internet every week. "Can I hook up a VGA signal to a laptop LCD?"

And the answer has never changed. "At worst, it is impossible due to very specialized controller requirements. At best, it will be several times more expensive than buying an equivalent flat panel monitor."

Notable exception being the WUXGA LCD kit available from the right people on these boards. While it's still very expensive by DIY standards (~$700) there really isn't any other way to get that kind of resolution in a DIY projector, and definitely nowhere near the cost of a commercial projector with the same resolution. For the same price as an X1 plus a little elbow grease, you could have a projector that more than quadruples the resolution, might be a little less bright, but that all depends on construction skill and component choice. It'll also be the size of a mini-fridge, but hey.
 
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