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Connect Pi to an old laptop screen

My Compaq Presario V6000 laptop just had an HDD failure and I took it apart and salvaged the monitor. I was wondering if I could use the monitor for the RPi, or would I need more power for it? It's an LCD screen but I have no idea how much power it sucks up. I have very little idea what I'm doing with this, and all I can say about wires coming in/out of it is there are two wires, one black and one gray, and there seems to be a ribbon cable also. What kind of connections should I make? What about power supply for the monitor?

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    This might well be possible but is not trivial. This question is very similar, a duplicate? Try to find a data sheet for your LCD, that would clarify the power issue as well.
    – Frepa
    Dec 23, 2012 at 17:45


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