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Laptop Video Connectors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ph3n0m, Sep 14, 2014.

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  1. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m Thread Starter

    Sep 14, 2014
    Hi all, I'm new to the forums. So please be patient. I Troubleshoot a lot of Laptops. Now I already know that if the machine powers on but there is no video on the internal LCD to hook up and external monitor and if I get video the problem is some where between the onboard graphics adapter and that if there is no video on the external monitor that will tell me whether the onboard graphics have failed.

    Here is my question, and tell me if this makes any sense al all. I have encountered laptops that do not have and form of video out.

    My question is. Lets say thatI have a known good LCD pulled from a laptop. Is there available for purchase and adapter kit to be able to hook my known good LCD to many different manufacturers laptops for testing purposes. Or is there some way I could build something like this myself.

    Thanks in advance for and reply's. [​IMG]
  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    That is what the external monitor plug is on laptops.
    Also any none CRT monitor is just an LCD screen.
    If you were to take a modern LCD based monitor apart - and this is definitely NOT recommended - you would find a transformer and rectifier to drop the mains to 5v and 12v DC and a standard LCD panel that is likely to be common to many makes of Laptop as well as LCD monitors.
    see: http://www.avforums.com/threads/list-of-lcd-panel-manufactures-the-panel-behind-the-brand.815307/
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    I've never seen a laptop with no video port.

    Even an old laptop purchased in the 90's has an S-video port. I think it was black rather than yellow.
  4. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    Laptops have a lot of different cables going to their screens and the connectors at the motherboard end are many and varied.It would be impractical to even attempt to make an adapter for them all.
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