What kind of LCD do the G3 iBooks use?

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What kind of LCD do the G3 iBooks use?

I have a G3 ibook and I want to use the LCD screen from it, but I don't know what kind of connectors the LCD uses. Is it DVI, VGA, ADC, something else? Anyone have a pinout?

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It's LVDS. It's a signal sta

It's LVDS. It's a signal standard, not a connection standard. See the holygrail. It may be possible to use it with another LVDS controller (ie another laptop, or a controller from an LCD monitor, or a custom/dedicated controller) but you sure aren't going ot slap DVI/VGA ports on it and use it right off. Wink

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What about the G4 imacs? Same

What about the G4 imacs? Same thing?

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All modern LCD machines "spea

All modern LCD machines "speak" LVDS. An LCD monitor takes teh DVI/VGA signal, feeds it into a controller that converts it into LVDS and feeds that to the LCD panel. In a laptop or an LCD iMac there is no converter as the machine "speaks" LVDS right from the video chip. By the time yo source the parts to make the iBook LCD work and gget it all put together, you might as well have bought a $100 15" LCD monitor, it'll be 3" bigger, come with a warranty, a case/stand and be guaranteed to work.

It's a nice idea, and a *LOT* of people have it, but jamming some stuff to a laptop LCD to use it with something other than a laptop is a lot of work and sourcing obscure and expensive parts. And it might not ever work. And you'll have no case/stand/warranty. LCD monitors are actually cheap now-a-days.

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