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Saving Laptop Monitor

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Not sure if anyone out there has done this, but I'm trying to save the monitor off of a broken laptop. I figured if I got the wire combination down then I could use it on my home desktop computer. Right now, I have a broken dell inspiron with 15" XGA Monitor.

I'm pretty good at soldering and I figured I could solder the wires to a vga monitor cord and then plug it into my desktop comp. If anyone has any links or information to share regarding my situation that would be appreciated. :blink:

Thanks for any help! :whistling:
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I have looked extensively on the net on how to do this. It's almost impossible and costs more than going out and buying a LCD monitor made for desktop computers. Here's where you can find a converter.


You can look for "Analog to Digital converters" but you really won't find much on using just the lcd part.

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