Build a DIY screen out of recycled parts for cheap

  • Published on Year ago

    DIY PerksDIY Perks

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    Laptop users generally have to just put up with having a single main screen, but thanks to upcycling we can build a DIY portable secondary screen for laptops using recycled parts to keep the cost as low as $25! It not only performs really well, but it looks incredibly unique - it's a piece of solid industrial tech this one! Once you use two screens you can never go back!
    eBay affiliate link for the control board; add the model number as shown in the video (be sure to include any suffixes like (sp) or (k1):
    US buyers: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_uq=lcd+monitor+controller+board&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
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    If your screen isn't listed, most sellers of the control boards allow you to contact them directly and they will program a control board for your specific screen at no extra cost. Just send them the model number and you should be good to go.
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DIY Perks
DIY Perks

Holy moley - it's only been up a few hours and we're nearly at 3k likes! Thanks guys!

Year ago
Artjoms Pugacovs
Artjoms Pugacovs

Thats cause you used 2 million tags

Month ago
Harvard Ford
Harvard Ford

DIY Perks such seamless sponsor transition. Love it lol

Month ago
KonohagakureYondaime
KonohagakureYondaime

DIY Perks i have a laptop that works fine except for a broken heat sink and basically no battery so it needs to be plugged in. It is a 17 inch hp envy. Is there a video you can make turning an oldish working laptop into a standing desktop with the screen incorporated into it.

2 months ago
wolfs king
wolfs king

Lol

2 months ago
Suresh S
Suresh S

DIY Perks can u help me idk which control to buy my laptop screen model number is LTN141W1-L09..and im from india. It would be eazy if u suggest me which one to buy online in you know in indian wedsites

3 months ago
Duo Smuggler
Duo Smuggler

Can this LCD use for pc

14 hours ago
Sreejit Chandrabhanu
Sreejit Chandrabhanu

Im trying to buy one of the board but cant make payment online. on ebay Model No: LP156WH4 (TL) (Q2) can any one help me?

17 hours ago
Rebecca Craanen
Rebecca Craanen

Is it possible to do this with an old Dell Inspiron 1 screen? I want a larger display than a second laptop screen.

Day ago
Andrej Z
Andrej Z

This is awesome!

Day ago
Magnus Frederiksen
Magnus Frederiksen

What to search for if I want to buy a new panel, which I can use for this? I want to make one for a project and cant find a decent laptop to use

3 days ago
Built it My way
Built it My way

For my onitor what do I do

3 days ago
Built it My way
Built it My way

There is no controller board

3 days ago
Sunday Afonja
Sunday Afonja

hi, what size PCB Standoff pillar did you use on this project ? both male & female

3 days ago
md humaid
md humaid

The cost in INR is 6k and we can literally get the monitor for the same cost

4 days ago
shaun nigel
shaun nigel

Can it be set to operate independently using a flash drive to watch movies or something

4 days ago
Norman Name
Norman Name

Hi Mr. Perks :-) Thank you for this great tutorial on how to reuse an old screen! As many others, I'm planning to do a similar project but not with the hinges from the laptop but with a vesa mount. How would you manage this in your current frame design? I'm uncertain if it's a good idea to use countersunk-head screws as you did an screw them onto some standoffs on the back of the frame for the vesa mount. Do you or does someone else have ideas or an opinion about my suggestion? Thanks :-) Norman

5 days ago
SONATH
SONATH

HELP MY CONTROL BOARD BURNED AND IT IS NOT TURNING ON

6 days ago
frank noah
frank noah

I am going to make an external gpu for my laptop and you need a secondary screen so I am leaving it in the case and using the laptop as a case for the external gpu

6 days ago
Suci Sastro
Suci Sastro

Hello there, do you have video on replacing head for seagate external hard disk drive?

6 days ago
CoogiMane1996
CoogiMane1996

Will this work for flat screen TV that's won't turn on. Trying to salvage the display.

7 days ago
Hari J
Hari J

Can I use my scrap TV screen 32inch

8 days ago
Oaltakrouri
Oaltakrouri

Just finished mine, but I unfortunately was using clamps when gluing it down with epoxy and accidentally ended up cracking the screen making the whole project useless.

9 days ago
TheMorsix
TheMorsix

Hello Matt. Can you tell me where can I buy an extension cable like yours?

9 days ago
April Cluess
April Cluess

Can you plug a USB into this instead of your laptop, in order to play a video?

10 days ago
Miguel Pérez Salcedo
Miguel Pérez Salcedo

Oh my GOD, this is fantastic, interesante, me suscribo, thanks for make this videos.

10 days ago
Shadow
Shadow

Are you using music from that Home Depot commercial?

11 days ago
Rinay Debbarma
Rinay Debbarma

Nice video da I'm gonna use ur method

11 days ago
WupWup
WupWup

Fuck I really want to build a couple of theese. Got multiple broken laptops but too expensive with import taxes on the control boards...

12 days ago
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown

What kind of laptop do you have

12 days ago
Konrad Schneider
Konrad Schneider

For some reason, this video triggered the “Hey Siri” function on my iPad at around 3:15...

13 days ago
essam f.
essam f.

I've 2 laptops, one with broken screen but functioning well and the other is not functioning but with working screen. I want to use the working screen in stead of the other. What parts I'll need.

13 days ago
FRAG aLOT
FRAG aLOT

DPI is n't getting much higher since it's a 1080p monitor.. unless the screen is 2 inches big.

14 days ago
Christian Siefen
Christian Siefen

his voice reminds me of the narrator from the Stanley Parable... Sort of

16 days ago
Sas Asa
Sas Asa

can some people tell me, how he is able to use batteries to power it up, like 12V 2-3A with 10* AA batteries without destroying the board? How many 18650 batteries should i use, in order to do the same? kind regards, Lasse

16 days ago
Michael yawson mensah
Michael yawson mensah

I love this video. Will give it a try and see how things turn out.

17 days ago
Fresh Away
Fresh Away

Instead of connecting to a laptop, can you connect it to adesktop tower?

17 days ago
Brandon Manusov
Brandon Manusov

Can you post a link for the power supply, or power it off one cord with the video output?

22 days ago
Yaseen Sayyed
Yaseen Sayyed

Brandon Manusov what is the bit & channel of the LVDS cable he has used? do you have any clue.please help

21 day ago
Yaseen Sayyed
Yaseen Sayyed

what bit is the lvds cable?

22 days ago
Neil Davis
Neil Davis

I can Make a video on how to make an pc out of an Android

23 days ago
Smith Black
Smith Black

This is awesome :D i had no idea you can find control boards for laptop lcd panels. Thank you DIY Perks !

23 days ago
Smith Black
Smith Black

no worries. have fun with the build :D

19 days ago
Yaseen Sayyed
Yaseen Sayyed

Smith Black hey it's 6 bit 2 channel lvds cable I got it from doing some Google searches, thanks for responding though .

19 days ago
Smith Black
Smith Black

it looks like an 8bit 2ch cable, but i'm not sure ... did you check your lcd serial code to see what type you need ??

19 days ago
Yaseen Sayyed
Yaseen Sayyed

what is the bit & channel of the LVDS cable he has used? do you have any clue.please help

21 day ago
Exquisite
Exquisite

Is there any place where I can go to find the hinges that he used because I have almost all of the parts for mine except for the hinges. Just wondering where I can buy them or maybe what they are called besides laptop hinges ro help guide me so I can buy them.

24 days ago
Yosmer Valdez
Yosmer Valdez

good morning, i have 1 lcd from tv and i have 4 cables on screen to power supply, the model is v216b1-L02, can i make your proyect with this monitor lcd

24 days ago
daniel parra
daniel parra

Good work,men,this is a amazing desing,I never think can be possible,sorry for my bad Inglish, have a nice day,and thanks

24 days ago
Yaseen Sayyed
Yaseen Sayyed

where is the invertor board?

26 days ago
Band Geek
Band Geek

I don't know when people will respond, but I plan on building one of these soon. Can I build one using 1ft x 5ft vinyl wrap? Or should I go and buy 2ft x 5ft? Thanks!

27 days ago
The Most Lazy Gamër -_-
The Most Lazy Gamër -_-

Does it work with mackbook pro?

27 days ago
Rahul pillai
Rahul pillai

can this be used with a mac mini?

27 days ago
Keniseg
Keniseg

sorry, but body for screen turned out not very

29 days ago
RDS GRAPHIX
RDS GRAPHIX

your DIYs are always too hard

Month ago
Mike Builds
Mike Builds

Thats a hot little idea

Month ago
Kishan C
Kishan C

Can you help me attach my tablet monitor somehow to my laptop, internally connected or externally to fully utilize the touch screen if possible or jest as an lcd screen

Month ago
Vinh Tran
Vinh Tran

Thanks a lot. Nice diy video

Month ago
RUTURAJ BENDKHALE
RUTURAJ BENDKHALE

Can I reuse mobile screen ? Can I reuse mobile screen for arduino

Month ago
Ralph Joram Sanvictores
Ralph Joram Sanvictores

Can i use universal lcd control board?

Month ago
Luckycharm1668
Luckycharm1668

Awesome video! Could you please tell me where to get those gold screws and nuts you are using? Thank you.

Month ago
Tavo Mena
Tavo Mena

Would look good to add a Chromecast and place on on the kitchen, the deal will be sound :( won't be able to watch videos

Month ago
Walker Atkinson
Walker Atkinson

is it possible to scrap the control bored from the laptop its self and not use original l the power a 110 volt power supply from laptop

Month ago
Stuart Morrow
Stuart Morrow

> IPS automatically means exceptional colours >cries in T25

Month ago
S Takhar
S Takhar

DIY ultra ultrawide screen using 3 laptop screens?

Month ago
Dutchment3d
Dutchment3d

Im having problems with my screen , it is as if the Gamma is turned on? But it isnt. Any help?? There is also a huge delay:(

Month ago
Edwin Pleijsier
Edwin Pleijsier

Wouldn't it be great to be able to use the laptop's battery to power the screen? This way we can use the extra screen without adapter, right?

Month ago
Edwin Pleijsier
Edwin Pleijsier

Not even, because going from 5v to 12V will make loss...

23 days ago
Mustafa Luay
Mustafa Luay

Edwin Pleijsier Ahh I missed that... but if the USB output is 3A it can work, right?

23 days ago
Edwin Pleijsier
Edwin Pleijsier

Cant be, going from 5v to 12v leaves 200mA and the board needs 3A, so will never work.

23 days ago
Mustafa Luay
Mustafa Luay

Edwin Pleijsier you can use a usb 5v to 12v dc power jack so you can connect it from the laptop to the screen easily

24 days ago
asrsi
asrsi

Thanks for the video. With this idea, I make a portable "Banana PI" Linux PC with an old 17" notebook screen (LP171WE2-TLA2), which I still have lying around.. :-)

Month ago
Fast Fish
Fast Fish

Thank you so much me and my dad are making one Right now

Month ago
Adin Benson
Adin Benson

if your laptop already has an HDMI port you can plug it directly into a desktop monitor

Month ago
Alex Wielinga
Alex Wielinga

I broke my panel FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Guess I'll make the fake windows now lol

Month ago
Gazza
Gazza

Absolutely brilliant idea please keep these projects coming 👊😉

Month ago
Jonathan West
Jonathan West

I have a 15" laptop that overheats and is just slow and old, however I don't have any desk space and my monitor is a 32" 1440p, these DIY projects end up looking so cool though. Fun to watch.

Month ago
Adigo T. Axel
Adigo T. Axel

Brillant

Month ago
Kinetic Audio
Kinetic Audio

Oh I am so gonna give this a try!!!

Month ago
Harvard Ford
Harvard Ford

I’m going to try the same build but I’ll use recycled aluminum slabs from my school’s aerospace engineer dept. for the casing This is gonna be heavy AF LOL

Month ago
davefrom jupiter
davefrom jupiter

Hi DIY Perks Will this work with a pc too? I really like it!

Month ago
borat smagadijev
borat smagadijev

Amazing work man.

Month ago
Theodore Borja
Theodore Borja

Hello, can you do your own DIY version of the Slidenjoy External Monitor for laptops.

Month ago
Ixy05
Ixy05

Is this the song off the bee movie?

Month ago
AlfaAnonymous
AlfaAnonymous

I love his voice

Month ago
Mario x
Mario x

This is so cool!😍

Month ago
WardenMashups
WardenMashups

I’d rather use an external monitor

Month ago
Team KenXgamer
Team KenXgamer

Hey guys can i use this as my monitor in my computer? plsssss answerrrrrrr if you read this comment lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Month ago
Team KenXgamer
Team KenXgamer

Ixy05 ohh thank you for replying

Month ago
Ixy05
Ixy05

KenXgamer09 K.3.N yes but you have to have the mother board and other components

Month ago
The Aether warlord
The Aether warlord

guys, you can use the screen of a old tablet to. only it will be smaller then what you see in the video

Month ago
Damiano De Munari
Damiano De Munari

What is the maximum size of the display LCD you suggest to use with the control board?

Month ago
Oogle Mascot
Oogle Mascot

Can I perhaps use my Laptop that screen doesn't work on a USB monitor instead ?

Month ago
Sean Hickey
Sean Hickey

I have a screen from a 2009 MacBook Pro, but it is glued to the back cover so I cannot remove it. There are two cords poking out, any insights on this?

Month ago
Eric Choi
Eric Choi

Wow, your video is so professional. very interesting project. You are so smart, man! Inspiring.

Month ago
IPULVERIZE _
IPULVERIZE _

Add 3 of those next to each other on for gaming/editing on pc and the other for console👌😘

Month ago
Chisusu Diaz
Chisusu Diaz

the board come with the power suply?

Month ago
Sofia Rocha
Sofia Rocha

Thanks for this, this gave a couple of ideas. To make my own.

Month ago
Yap Jian Hui
Yap Jian Hui

DIY Perks. I like you DIY video just want to ask you. Can I use "USB power boost line DC 5V to DC 12 V step up" for the LED power. I found this cable from aliexpress.

Month ago
Simon .G
Simon .G

Really cool, might consider doing.

Month ago
Peder Kristoffersen
Peder Kristoffersen

Have you measured the current draw when after warmup? Just wondering if the 0,9A from usb is enough.

Month ago
JonCrafterLB
JonCrafterLB

extrem good idea

2 months ago
Jiczech Studio
Jiczech Studio

Do i need controll board? Can i use motherboard from old laptop?

2 months ago
SylfixPlayz
SylfixPlayz

I have a 2016 Pavilion notebook that's extremely poor in performance xD But I love it and I use 2 external monitors on it

2 months ago
Edwin Pleijsier
Edwin Pleijsier

i used the link in your description for th control board, how can i be sure its the right seller. Its all in chinees... (Non-UK/Non-US buyer)

2 months ago
Madilyn Mast
Madilyn Mast

I so appalled by the lack of small monitors available on the market.

2 months ago
Didar AR
Didar AR

why dont we use inverter . i watched some other video they used inverter to control board .would u pls tell me

2 months ago
Blackbird
Blackbird

Wow I think this is perfect for my ps4 on the go

2 months ago
Ahmet Fakihoğlu
Ahmet Fakihoğlu

Awesome tutorial loved it!

2 months ago
Alfa Ms
Alfa Ms

I have a vast stock of old model mobile phone displays. I can do something of the kind with them. for example combining several of them and building a large display? Do you know of any material I can consult?

2 months ago
Дزعןαηםгర
Дزعןαηםгర

Could I connect a game console to this and play it on this monitor?

2 months ago
Blessed Mother
Blessed Mother

Wow, very interesting!

2 months ago
hello word
hello word

l#z

2 months ago
Samuel Ngui
Samuel Ngui

Hey DIY Perks, awesome video! I have a spare LP141WP2 screen but couldn't find the control board on eBay. Any suggestions?

2 months ago
Musa Ngobeni
Musa Ngobeni

This the best diy project

2 months ago
The Super Spowart
The Super Spowart

Mine showed like 3 model numbers HEL! One is from samsung and the other 2 are on a separate lable

2 months ago

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