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Build a DIY screen out of recycled parts for cheap



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Laptop users generally have to just put up with having a single main screen, but thanks to upcycling we can build a DIY portable secondary screen for laptops using recycled parts to keep the cost as low as $25! It not only performs really well, but it looks incredibly unique - it's a piece of solid industrial tech this one! Once you use two screens you can never go back!

eBay affiliate link for the control board; add the model number as shown in the video:
US buyers: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_uq=lcd+monitor+controller+board&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
UK buyers: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_uq=lcd+monitor+controller+board&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

If your screen isn't listed, most sellers of the control boards allow you to contact them directly and they will program a control board for your specific screen at no extra cost. Just send them the model number and you should be good to go.

Vinyl Wrap:

eBay US: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=141920028984&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
eBay UK: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=190764831163&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg


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Автор DIY Perks ( назад)
Holy moley - it's only been up a few hours and we're nearly at 3k likes! Thanks guys!

Автор khaled battah ( назад)
This is Epic ,, Just a question , can you sell this Customisable LCD Case Kit like you sell the Customisable PC Case Kit on your Website as i can't do them right though i tried.. Need it urgently ..

Автор Luka Nikolic ( назад)
What if i cant find a matching control board? Can I use a control board for similar screen?

Автор Daniel Lim ( назад)
Hey I'm having a difficult time finding those brass risers and extenders when your attaching the control board to the back where did you buy them?

Автор Mr_PingÜino ( назад)
ANY n140bge-e33 CONTROL BOARD???????

Автор lolomat212 ( назад)
i just took out the screen of an old laptop, but what about the wires? there is a very thin curccuit board on the back with some wires coming out, as well as a smaller, thicker one dangling underneath the screen, both cables merge and lead into the laptop? why is there a curcuit board on the back of it to begin with?

Автор Ivan ( назад)
Years ago, did i watch u with dots on your face experimenting with aftereffects face tracking?

Автор TheGreenWondr ( назад)
Nice video! I was wondering if it's possible to turn this into a normal stand-up monitor. Also can I hook this up to a pc? Thanks!

Автор Joe Estes ( назад)
Great video! Thanks for sharing😄

Автор David Frau ( назад)
This looks sooooooo cool! Very nice job!

Автор DarkDrakee ( назад)
This is so inspiring, and, yes, a nice space sparing secondary screen is a nice thing. I will definitely make one of these :D

Автор de_ cyanide ( назад)
When I clicked this video I had the same thought I usually do - oh, another DIY project that is confusing and doesn't make sense why you'd use it in the first place - but as I watched the video and got to the part where you simply attached the control board I was surprised as to how few small steps there really were. Might be doing this in the future for my setup as it can be useful for as maller screen for viewing i.e Visual Studio. :D

Автор ciprian marian ( назад)
I've bought a control board for a HP display laptop for the exact model and it had small black lines all over the display and i took off the jumper from the control board while it was on and the display got white,no more image,can you tell me if i can use this display or it's dead(i've try two controll boards after this problem and it's the same(white)so it's not from the controll board.

Автор philip dasaro ( назад)
Can you overclock the refresh rate above 60hz?

Автор TheFAKE RobloxianPianist ( назад)
your accent is soothing
mhhh

Автор ken x ( назад)
How much can you convex/concave the screen before it damages the monitor?

Автор fafsa2468z ( назад)
I have a question about the power supply for the screen. How do I know which one to buy.

Автор Grayson Krow ( назад)
My old laptop has a warning on it saying the lamp uses mercury. Is it still safe to remove the screen?

Автор linuxmq ( назад)
Man you are good! Brilliant videos :)
It is a change from all the crap some people are uploading!
Thank you

Автор anirban datta ( назад)
great job....

Автор jamarek100 ( назад)
sorry i expected that u show how to built the driver to that screen.....not only plug in final parts together.....

Автор Maxell Games ( назад)
Good job

Автор Jorge Mejía Díaz ( назад)
amazing!

Автор BrunoJMR ( назад)
build a diy screen step 1 get a screen. kinda missleading

Автор Aathish Sivasubrahmanian ( назад)
Hey, a bit late.. but can this be powered with the broken laptops _own_ battery?

Автор Talhassi ( назад)
Good morning, i made something like this. could i maybe add a battery to use it for some hour without be linked to the wall?

Автор Mitch Johnston ( назад)
How would you do a decent stand if you cant make one from the laptop. Like where could I buy something like in this video.

Автор Patrick Kang ( назад)
planning to start this mini project but where can i download the fireware for my LCD. my model is N154C3 thnx

Автор Vectik Dzn ( назад)
Next make a cover for the screen xdd nice vid

Автор L. Fernando Ramírez Macías ( назад)
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeee

Автор Hog Spiresground ( назад)
could i pay u to make one for me LOL

Автор 以蔵岡田 ( назад)
I'm making one of this for my Pi👍

Автор William Haire ( назад)
Dude, im going to have so many satellite monitors now.

Автор Daniel Bemis ( назад)
you could also go to a used pc store and pick one up for cheap

Автор Adeel Muhammad ( назад)
Why... why would you even think about wasting a lot of time doing this and end result is a small screen which is not even 720p. While a 24 inches full HD screen is around 100 USD these days.
 (Although I appreciate the efforts but it's just not too practical) Liking video anyway. :)

Автор YaYoAr ( назад)
full hech dee

Автор Jason Barrett ( назад)
How would one go about finding a cheap enough web designer to build a website/forums for my gaming clan ?

Автор relikvija ( назад)
I'm the opposite of you

Автор relikvija ( назад)
damn

Автор mike hunt ( назад)
wow just buy a cheap TV with hdmi.....

Автор dannypal123 ( назад)
Hi Matt.

Your documentary on the auxiliary screen was superb! I have an LCD panel I need to fix as it has burnt-out connectors on the back but that is a different type of project than the one you present here. Namely, I am not sure it can be recovered as the controller might be still be functional, but I can't readily diagnose the rest of the apparatus.

Also, as I am myself a DIY-er, your video is just what I would like to present to others regarding similar projects which cover quite a gamut, and you documented this quite well, meaning I think I could follow your suggestions without much problem save the acquisition of materials such as the vinyl wrapping, but unfortunately, I would also choose black, as you did.

Perhaps I'll be feeling blue?

Daniel

Автор Jec ( назад)
I just realised I have an old laptop lying about at home, I've already started using the CPU for a phone upgrade, but now I've got a use for the screen as well!
Thanks!

Автор Andy Vo ( назад)
Great idea! I'm going to grab that dead laptop out of my shed and put a screen in my desk!

Автор mps9825 ( назад)
I have a voltage step down board and the in and out male/female cords, but I'm wondering how you split the power source from your laptop to service both the laptop itself and the monitor? Would there have to be an additional male pin stemming from the laptop charger in order to make the connection with the voltage step down board?

Автор Daniel Halawi ( назад)
I want that sunset landscape wallpaper from the thumbnail where can i get it :)

Автор Izzat Ahmadi ( назад)
this is one of the coolest DIY I seen

Автор Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz ( назад)
ur videos are so awesome
i wish i could have so good ideas like ur's

Автор Perage ( назад)
Does this also work for an old dead 4:3 Monitor I have laying around ?

Автор Atanas Georgiev ( назад)
Hi! Thank you for the super cool video! I would like to ask you for some help if you don't mind. I have a hp 587750-2G2 laptop screen and I can not find a control board for it. Do you have any idea what kind of control board can I use for my matrix? Thanks in advance!

Автор ZXWolf ( назад)
I need a screen for this, what should I search into eBay?

Автор Hamudi ( назад)
I LOVE IT 😍

Автор Website MaKer ( назад)
I think it will make as a better and great photo stand

Автор WCKern ( назад)
Is it possible to control the touch screen functionality with a screen like this?

Автор Website MaKer ( назад)
1:17 lol fuck ! I have a similar one :P

Автор Augustus Bohn ( назад)
This would be perfect for a raspberry pi! I have one sitting around in a drawer and my brother has a laptop with a busted motherboard. I might just make one of these for myself, possibly with more standoffs for the pi and a usb hub.

Автор Caleb Hefner ( назад)
Instructions un-clear, dick stuck in ceiling fan.....

Автор Caleb Hefner ( назад)
Any other advice for something better to prop it up?

Автор Mathijs Ranson ( назад)
is it posibole to do this with a tablet screen?

Автор Lorenzo Franciosi ( назад)
I'm waiting for the control board and very excited!! :D

Автор All About It Guy ( назад)
I would like to do this but... Have the laptop parts with just a wireless keyboard
I tried to find on your page and realized you have no video for that. I have an old laptop
that I wanna do like this but keep also the insides but add wireless keyboard

Автор Shawn Jackson ( назад)
Dude!!! alzum stuff !!!

Автор Halvor Grønvold ( назад)
Awesome! just what i needed!

Автор Luiza ( назад)
wich is the voltage that the minitor need??

Автор Chris Parrish ( назад)
I've had a dead 19inch laptop for like 5 years, I'm so glad I found this video as I would have never thought of this!

Автор Shylockza ( назад)
Lol! Did the roll of vinyl fall off the truck or on clearance??

Автор Calvin Harrison ( назад)
Love all your videos <3

Автор Matt ( назад)
Awesome work.

What was the total cost to develop the screens?

Автор Олег Олег ( назад)
12 dollars is red prise with lvds cable and IR remote control, all voltages, 6/8 bit logic with RCA/TV/HDMI/VGA inputs and 1 watt audio amplifier

Автор Edwin O'Gray ( назад)
This is Bloody genius mate
Man i wish i knew bout your channel before
anyway i Subbed ya

Автор WorkingMonkey Ya boi Kermit ( назад)
Get a pop filter or a better one

Автор Chom Reang ( назад)
how about i have macbook pro? can u tell me what should i do?

Автор Sebastian Cardenas ( назад)
Could you happen to make a written tutorial and maybe add a template?

Автор Pierce Saunders ( назад)
Respect

Автор Harry Wexler ( назад)
Thanks for video. I just stripped down a few laptops with good screens, this will definitely go to the top of my project bin

Автор Gabriel Tobing ( назад)
+1 Sub
+1 Like

GOOD JOB!!!

Автор Synovo ( назад)
Just amazing!!

Автор balderoine ( назад)
This makes me think, why the heck are some TVs thick as heck?!

Автор loui828 ( назад)
Pretty cool idea

Автор Mateus Medeiros ( назад)
it's a very beautifull Photoframe.

Автор leb kicker ( назад)
can I turn it into a TV in some way

Автор fredneedle123 ( назад)
how do you know if there is enough spare capacity in the laptop's power brick to handle the extra load when powering both screen and laptop?

Автор David Huynh ( назад)
anyone want to buy my broke. laptop to do this?

Автор Don _ ( назад)
Thanks for this. I am going to give it a try. I have an old hp g62 with the bad solder on the circuit board issue but the display is fine. Might as well make use of part of the laptop.

Автор Vice Presi ( назад)
I bought 15 defect Dell laptops on govdeals for 18$ and made 15 monitors, kept two for me and sold the rest on Craigslist, made 650 bucks yay

Автор Dave K ( назад)
OMG I need to try this

Автор Tiago Maus ( назад)
hi, sorry for the nooby question, but didn't you use an inverter? I bought the control board for my screen on ebay (which is on its way here right now) and it didn't mention anything about an inverter, but I just learned about it. Now I'm afraid of not being able to finish the project.

Автор jomy10 ( назад)
Can you use 2 screens and combine them as one screen?

Автор The Awesome Fellow ( назад)
DIY Perks, I'd like to attempt this build with my MacBook Pro using the HDMI out. Would it be okay if I just used the aluminum as a case for the monitor to better match my MacBook, or should I stick to a certain material? Thanks!

Автор Danny Leung ( назад)
Since you take the screen from a dead laptop, is there any chance to savage the screen control component from the laptop as well?

Автор MBTechTips ( назад)
WoW!! great video!

Автор Repeatears Repeatears ( назад)
great job dude!

Автор black_lamboo ( назад)
i have a 24'' LCD panel from a All in One Medion Akoya and after seeing this video i got an idea!!!!thx

Автор Lena Lambert ( назад)
indicate winner last nobody public other suggest satisfaction block.

Автор Macks Power ( назад)
It seems so much easier to just use the bezel from the laptop which donated the screen.

Автор Hafil Hafs ( назад)
the most coolest thing ever!

Автор 9 Tails Kurama ( назад)
u still need to buy stuff lol

Автор Heed My Warning ( назад)
excellent video.

Автор Jasmeet Singh ( назад)
Thank u for such a great tutorial!!
Can you please tell me if we can reuse the LCD screen of a computer in a way similar to the laptop screen?

Автор Steven Tsakiris ( назад)
This dude man... Fucking LEGENDARY DIY creation... Well done!!!

Автор Christal Chikara ( назад)
Look at haters disliking this.

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