Clamshell iBook screen on dual USB iBook?

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Clamshell iBook screen on dual USB iBook?

I'm wondering.. what would happen if you plugged the 800x600 LCD from a clamshell iBook onto a dual-usb iBook's motherboard? I'm thinking it *should* work.. the dual-USB iBooks definately use an LVDS link, and I think the clamshell's do too..

Extrapolating the results of different panels connected by LVDS here.. seeing other people's experiments, a 1280x854 LCD plugged into a pre-DVI powerbook's controller puts 1152x768 pixels of good data on the screen at bootup and noise in the rest, while a 1152x768 LCD on a DVI or later powerbook works perfectly.

A hypothetical question, as I have neither spare, but if anyone has both spare and wants to try, I would be much appreciative Smile

And no, I'm not planning on replacing a dual-USB's LCD with a clamshell one (while the results of this question may be useful to someone with a dual USB with a broken screen and a clamshell with a dead mobo..), but I am thinking of using a dual-USB iBook logic board to drive an 800x600 or 640x480 LVDS-connected panel.

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I'd try it for sure, I've got all the bits, but . . .

The cables' connectors aren't the same, and I'm too flippin' lazy too fab a cable. Well, lazy and ignernt of what-the-hell runs through an LVDS cable anyhow. :?

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Ouch.. both the motherboard a

Ouch.. both the motherboard and panel ends are different? ick. Thanks anyway Smile

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In theory it should auto dete

In theory it should auto detect the device and just work, especially if the display is new enough to support EDID. Getting the connectors to mate up properly could be a problem though as Apple never uses the same connector twice.

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