I recently became the owner of old dell laptop that had orange juice spilled on the keyboard. I tore that thing apart for the parts. I believe the screen is a 12" Would you be interested in something like this? for maybe $20 ? Any idea how I could check it to at least see if it works? The previous owner said it worked fine until the spill.
Thanks for the offer, it's usually kinda tough to get that Laptops lcd working with a different systems. Most laptop screens are almost impossible to get working, but a few use a generic enough screen where you can find the controllers...I dunno on a Dell though. (Just a though on the poor mans car system, EBay has 10.4in lcd's MADE for the car around $100-$150, and grab a Benq port DVD player, and your all set)
for the PSU issues, they have a 12V PSU for about 55 bucks that works perfectly in an auto situation and might suit your needs as well. As for the screen, no ideas beyond what anyone else has come up with except for this one:http://www.softwareandstuff.com/h_mon_unisys105lcd.html
Which is what I plan to use with my EPIA board in a little project I'm working on as well
Yeah, the 12v PSU is cool, been all over that site...but I really need one that is portable and has recharging capabilities. I think I'm gonna have to wire/make it from scratch...gotta make some electrical engineer friends
That little mntr has some potential...but the fact that it uses it's own proprietary vid card worries me a bit...mostly because of what happens to companies like that. Remember the scsi scanners that were like that?