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Replacing laptop screen with touch screen

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Leafjerky, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Leafjerky

    Leafjerky Member

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    Hey guys, I have a laptop that's recently been "decommissioned" since the cheap plastic frame cracked and rendered its folding powers useless. I wanted to do something cool with it so I've decided to repurpose it to become my on board diagnostics readout in my vehicle. I am going to design and 3d print a frame to bolt into my cubby. The challenge is that I want a touchscreen. I currently only have a 15.6 LCD (LP156WH4). I see that it uses LVDS connection. Do touch screens use the same? What touch screen could I buy online and wire to the computer itself? I plan on bolting the computer under the passenger seat and running the wiring underneath the molding with an on/off switch for when I don't want it to boot up. Thanks for ANY help you can give me! Cheers, -David.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the touch screen circuitry has to be part of the motherboard originally unless you buy 3rd party touch screen adapters that goes over a regular screen & plugs into I presume the usb port.
     

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