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anorton

I just took apart an old laptop (I always had wanted to see what one looked like on the inside), and noticed how nice and shiny the LCD looked. ;)

So, I'm wondering if it is possible to connect my Arduino (Uno) to the LCD screen.  Somewhere I read something about needing a driver board (or something similar) to make it work.  Not exactly sure what that means, though.

If someone could point me in the right direction on where to learn how to connect my LCD to my Arduino, that would be great. :)  (I'm not afraid of spending time researching/learning, but more afraid of breaking my Arduino.)

If it helps, my LCD screen is an LP141WX1 (TL)(A2) by LG Philips.

cowasaki

You can pick up a board off ebay for abour £30 that converts a laptop LCD to VGA and then use the VGA library but you are rather limited on resolution/colour depth.

Not sure about driving one directly.

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