New user here. Got all four wisdom teeth out yesterday so I'm hopped up on vicodin, thus I'm bored out of my mind, thinking of projects.
I have an old TiBook 500 with a bad motherboard, and I was looking for a way to use the display as an external display on my current 12-inch AlBook 1.33. In reading on this site and elsewhere, it seems that this is not an easy thing to accomplish. All I want is a battery powered dual head laptop! Is that so much to ask?
In googling around on the subject, I did run across a company at http://www.digitalview.com that claims to make a universal LVDS controller. Based on their compatablity search page at http://www.digitalview.com/controllers/csg.php they have no information about the TiBook display, ssemingly due to it's unusual resolution. However, although they have not tested the Samsung LTN121XJ-L01 which is used in the 12-inch AlBook, it is listed as something that should theoretically work. A press release for this device at http://pd.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=OnlineArticles&SubSection=Display&PUBLICATION_ID=21&ARTICLE_ID=221243 gives a $200 price point. Furthermore, the manual for the AL-1280 in the site's Products section notes, "For specific panel setup a sample of an LCD may be required (this will be returned) and a copy of the full technical specifications for the panel from the manufacturer." So, it would appear one could send in a panel to have checked before committing to a purchase. I suppose this is win-win; their compatiblity database grows larger yay or nay, either way.
I did a search on AppleFritter forums for digitalview.com and didn't find anything. Does anyone know anything more about this board or have any thoughts on things I might be missing?