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 Post subject: Uses for LCD panels ?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:20 pm 
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Specifically the LCD panels out of an iMac.
With the potential of my killing the logic boards I'm going to recap
what could the LCD screens used for, other than as a replacement part
for iMac ?
Convert them for use as a monitor ?
As a TV ?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:12 pm 
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No use comes immediately to mind. I'm pretty sure the Intel iMacs used LVDS signaling to the display, rather than TMDS (as used in HDMI, DVI, and the iMac G5s), which requires circuitry customized for the specific panel. You'd also have to deal with powering the inverter for the backlight (albeit probably not too hard to do) even if you had a controller for LCD.

The iMac G5 panels were easy to reuse because electrically they were directly compatible with standard video ports on most devices.

Plus, I think the iMac will be fine with the new capacitors installed.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:47 pm 
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Just out of curiosity I looked further into whether or not there were driver boards for
LVDS panels and lo and behold there are boards available on eBay.
whether they"ll work with Apple panels is to be seen.


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