Build a DIY screen out of recycled parts for cheap

  • Published on 2 years 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
    UK buyers: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?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=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
    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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    eBay US: rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=141920028984&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
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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!

2 years ago
smcfadden1992
smcfadden1992

I have an hp omen 15, and I'll tell you what could not find a 15inch monitor or tv I could pair it with, but i do have a screen from another 15inch laptop and may have another soon want a triple monitor but like their sizes to be somewhat close, might go for 4 screens but that might be pushing it

10 hours ago
robokiller kill
robokiller kill

pls can you this projet does work on ps 4 i need to kown it pls

Month ago
Drew Darnell
Drew Darnell

hay. what type of cord do you have going from the control board to the screen thanks working on my screen now

Month ago
Adrian Traczyk
Adrian Traczyk

DIY Perks Hi, can u do video how to use motherboards from tv Sets? I have working board from Sony Bravia X reality Pro CX4748GB DK6763F 1432IBZ

Month ago
Irfan Chaudhary
Irfan Chaudhary

Man you are mind blowingly awesome !!!

Month ago
Mike Howard
Mike Howard

Could you provide some specific information on the Voltage Regulator and where you got it?

4 hours ago
Alan Nick
Alan Nick

Sell this to me!

5 hours ago
Orlando Mireles
Orlando Mireles

Very useful video, I was looking for something useful to do with my broken laptop and this looks like a good idea.

11 hours ago
VapeTech Vlogs
VapeTech Vlogs

I did similar, but with a 40" Samsung LCD panel. As for a second laptop screen, I just use a facebook special. Tenner. Haha.

19 hours ago
MOUÂD OUÂBI
MOUÂD OUÂBI

Thank you so much

Day ago
최정훈
최정훈

Amazing DIYs!!

Day ago
Trenton Chard
Trenton Chard

Can you make a video to build a digital picture frame using an old screen? What variation in hardware would you need?

2 days ago
Rahul Chandra
Rahul Chandra

for its time

3 days ago
Krzysztof Strzegomski
Krzysztof Strzegomski

I would put it inside an old TV like https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/old-tv-vector-1098301

4 days ago
Andi Uhrmann
Andi Uhrmann

Got a question. Ive bought that controll board and connected it with everything neccessary. It works perfectly at first, but after a few minutes it starts to turn black, it shows up the picture for a sec and turns black and so on...

5 days ago
Andi Uhrmann
Andi Uhrmann

+Default Dan Hmm. I got one from my dad, it has 4 different "heads" getting bigger. 2 of them fit, but as far as i know, it doesnt make any difference

2 days ago
Default Dan
Default Dan

make sure the power supply is enough

2 days ago
R3DN3CK GAMING
R3DN3CK GAMING

if only i had the 30 bucks for the control board... i have the screen and i want to make a tablet out of it....

5 days ago
Paul M Rondina
Paul M Rondina

The music in the background is amazing as the video itself

5 days ago
TheMegaASPmaster
TheMegaASPmaster

Awesome vid. After watching this i decided to take the screen out of my old 2007 macbook (haven't touched in years), but i couldn't figure out which number is the serial number (the label is in a different format than the screen in the vid) nor a control board for it. I believe the serial number is: E207943, but im not certain.

6 days ago
H.C ANG
H.C ANG

Can you build a Oled or amoled screen ?

7 days ago
sajal naz
sajal naz

superb dear i want more videos

7 days ago
Ruijie Zhou
Ruijie Zhou

I be been thinking about such things ,but not with a laptop screen. I have a nook color HD+, also a very nice full HD screen. Can I do the same?

7 days ago
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas

Can't you just use the control board that's on the laptop where you pulled the screen from?

7 days ago
Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones

Hey can a universal control board work with my lcd "a000071410"

8 days ago
Berren Drown
Berren Drown

oh fuck it, i'll just buy a monitor.

8 days ago
M A sky studio
M A sky studio

hi, sir. what cable u used to connect from labtop with monitor diy.. can get surround view?

8 days ago
morphman86
morphman86

This makes me wonder... Is it possible to chain control boards to allow a single connector to control two or more monitors? Or would that fry the graphics card? I'm only asking because I've become accustomed to working with three screens, which is fine on my desktop, but my laptop only have one external screen port. And that's a VGA to boot... Would be cool if I could hook up 2 VGA monitors to it. I know it's possible, somehow, because at work we use some kind of PCI splitter to get dual monitors.

9 days ago
john white
john white

hello, i wnt to use my dead smartphone lcd because its full hd. is this diy possible with smartphones?

9 days ago
vadse 101
vadse 101

amazing video

10 days ago
Erik Soriano
Erik Soriano

Hi, what kind of extender are you using? And does this extender provide power and image?

10 days ago
Szilveszter Szabó
Szilveszter Szabó

is it possible to make it a thouchscreen?

10 days ago
Jędrzej Suska
Jędrzej Suska

Hello! When I plug everything and turn the thing on the screen starts flashing, turning itself on and off. Any idea why that might be?

10 days ago
TheRealQawser
TheRealQawser

Is this possible with a tablet screen?

11 days ago
celis281
celis281

Did you use the existing wires @2:08 mark the blue na white wires that came with the laptop that u rooted to the back ?im purchasing the exact screen u are using ok ebay but it does not come with those items any help please @diyperks does anybody know where I can get the 30pin connector?

11 days ago
Anthony Gonzalez
Anthony Gonzalez

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the cables are HDMI and power the the modded cable goes from the power of the laptop and goes to a voltage regulator which splits into power and HDMI which go to the screen and connect it to the laptop please tell me if I'm right or not cuz I'm confused

11 days ago
Anthony Gonzalez
Anthony Gonzalez

Can someone please make the cable stet up more simple

11 days ago
Edwardo Camarinha
Edwardo Camarinha

EXELLENT VIDEO, THANK YOU

12 days ago
H Assendelft
H Assendelft

Why not just using PC monitor ??

12 days ago
laxman warang
laxman warang

is this safe, no heating no damage????

13 days ago
coldkeyes
coldkeyes

How would yoi get freeesync 2 or gsync for your diy monitors? Also how do you know the refresh rates?

14 days ago
Abdullah El-Rifai
Abdullah El-Rifai

Is there any way I could do this with a 120 Hz panel? Panel series is n156hhe-ga1 if it helps

14 days ago
brahim world
brahim world

man you are just very cool and i like your accent

14 days ago
lasantha herath
lasantha herath

Is possible to use this DIY screen alone separately without using as a laptop secondary screen !!! Like maybe to watch TV ?????

15 days ago
Tejendra Baruwal
Tejendra Baruwal

liked and subscribed. i hardly do it for i did it for you. it's really impressive and useful

15 days ago
Kawabolole
Kawabolole

You just forgot to mention not all laptop screens were made the same way. Mine was a rigid piece with several sheet layers made of different materials behind it. It also had many cables going out of it and connecting to several boards, and obviously wasn't suposed to be disassembled. Also, thanks a lot for ruining my old laptop which i could've sold for 50 bucks. Really appreciate that man. I hope you make a lot of money with your channel.

15 days ago
al hart
al hart

that is ausome!

16 days ago
Charles Harring
Charles Harring

This is great but according to my part list it costs more that $25. Maybe I picked the wrong parts? check it out https://makerspartlist.com/lists/5babcf2a2de70bc14977e504

16 days ago
alex crawford
alex crawford

can an hdmi be added to the control board?

16 days ago
FunAround The world
FunAround The world

Very useful info

16 days ago
Manav Grover
Manav Grover

can we attach raspberry pi with it?if yes then how?

16 days ago
Edson Carvalho
Edson Carvalho

amazing!!

17 days ago
Aamir bader khan
Aamir bader khan

Can it be used independently..like watching movies using pendrives..?

17 days ago
Waleed Salem
Waleed Salem

Good work

18 days ago
Ahmet Tay
Ahmet Tay

I also have a lg-philips 15.6 w4 on my Monster notebook (clevo), it can also run at 100hz OC LOL.

18 days ago
MEDO MFIRE
MEDO MFIRE

Please what about dead all in one pc how to make it as a screen

18 days ago
Frederyco Martins
Frederyco Martins

Man, you are good!

19 days ago
no way
no way

And when yuo use 3 screen ..yuo never go back (to 2)

19 days ago
Eric Schenkenberger
Eric Schenkenberger

For people who are looking to add extra monitors to a computer, but don't have the ability with their current video card - search for a USB to VGA adaptor. I've got one that I've been using for years now, and it works great. You don't want it for things like streaming video, as the adaptor (at least mine) doesn't support a very high refresh rate, but it's great for static images, like if you just need something else open for reference. You can find an adapter on Amazon for under $15.

20 days ago
Hendri Krisna P
Hendri Krisna P

Vegas pro user's !!!

20 days ago
Dhairya
Dhairya

Perfect for my raspi magic mirror project

20 days ago
Soter
Soter

Question: can i power the screen using the same power adapter of the dead laptop from which i'm taking the screen? P. S. Great video btw!

21 day ago
evlqueen
evlqueen

I want a version of this that has passthrough power delivery to the laptop, as well as video via usb-c. Can it be done?

21 day ago
MSA Vlog
MSA Vlog

Great

22 days ago
jeremiah fletcher
jeremiah fletcher

Can you use this for gaming systems?

22 days ago
Charles Harring
Charles Harring

Woah this is an awesome idea. I made a full list of parts at makerspl if anyone is interested in what tools they need to do this. https://bit.ly/2OdysZb

23 days ago
muchatczew
muchatczew

amazing !!!!

24 days ago
dd ss
dd ss

Hey need urgent help with this! I bought the right control board and every thing but when i plug it into my macbook pro to mirror its extremely dark on the monitor screen. I can see the picture but its so dark and unusable

26 days ago
santanu mandalo
santanu mandalo

Thank you for your valuable vedio. But I have a question whether it can work with android smartphone as a secondary display for it?

27 days ago
road to rage
road to rage

thinking of doing this but i have a chrome book will it work

27 days ago
Marlon Arancibia
Marlon Arancibia

Depends on your specific Chromebook but it is highly likely to.

18 days ago
Ashik A
Ashik A

@DIYPERKS I bought everything as per the manual. Thanks for this. Problem Im getting now is that my cursor is erratic when connecting the HDMI. Can you give me a fix for that ? Thanks ))) Keep up the good work

28 days ago
Efren Reyes Jr.
Efren Reyes Jr.

can I use tablet screen ?

28 days ago
M F
M F

Awesome your the best!;!!

28 days ago
raymond marcelline
raymond marcelline

Just wow..

29 days ago
ibraheem gamer
ibraheem gamer

can i play ps4 on it ?

29 days ago
ibraheem gamer
ibraheem gamer

Neo Take yeah thanks for the info I can make a screen for 20$ by getting it from a store nearby

27 days ago
Neo Take
Neo Take

+ibraheem gamer .well you can but if you buy screen and controller you might just buy a monitor from somewhere else. This Video ist best if you have A Laptop das doesnt work but the screen ist alright. So it is cheaper. But if you need to buy the screen and the controller you might consider a new monitor that u can buy

27 days ago
ibraheem gamer
ibraheem gamer

Neo Take can I get that screen from from eBay or amazon

28 days ago
Neo Take
Neo Take

You didnt watch the video ? If you wanr to use the old Laptop as a Monitor you need a Ctrontrollboard you can buy them from ebay just watch the video again, do what he does in the Video but your controller needs HDMI so read before you buy.

28 days ago
ibraheem gamer
ibraheem gamer

Neo Take what controller?

28 days ago
Igor Silva
Igor Silva

very nice i have subed. very nice work

Month ago
robokiller kill
robokiller kill

hello i was thinking does it work on ps4 because i kind of think do one for it

Month ago
rahul m
rahul m

I cannot find control board for my lcd. Can i use a universal v56 control board for my lcd screen. The model no. of my screen is LT121DKX7V00.

Month ago
JediBhuddist
JediBhuddist

Yet Again... *TOP BANANA* You D'Man.!

Month ago
DanishnSonic
DanishnSonic

Can you use the control board from the old laptop? 🤔

Month ago
Bryan Miller
Bryan Miller

Makes me balls tingle makes me happy with this cumshot

Month ago
Prof. Cocoa
Prof. Cocoa

I wonder if it possible to make it touchscreen? If the monitor I used have a touchscreen capabilities

Month ago
Trustierlamb920
Trustierlamb920

What about a step up module for a uab power source?

Month ago
Gatial Raseta
Gatial Raseta

Your voice, sound familiar...

Month ago
Mel Ky
Mel Ky

pc standard pillows? what's the acuall name for them please?

Month ago
Parker Covieo
Parker Covieo

How much would you charge if I sent you an old laptop?

Month ago
MobSquad Gaming
MobSquad Gaming

This is what I've been looking for my whole life

Month ago
Ian Asoy
Ian Asoy

Hi diy perks, i would like request a tutorial video about how use laptop's keyboard and mouse on your smartphones. Hope you could help me. I have a broken laptop and i want to use the keyboard and its mouse for my smartphone.

Month ago
TeddyBeeer
TeddyBeeer

+

Month ago
Wolfgang Herbst
Wolfgang Herbst

A fine project for a rainy day

Month ago
nasser Jooda
nasser Jooda

Gonna make this

Month ago
Mud Skipper
Mud Skipper

or go buy a monitor on craigslist. Still, cool concept

Month ago
Andrew Saumier
Andrew Saumier

the board come with a power plug

Month ago
Ferg Heinman
Ferg Heinman

6:28 Spiderman?

Month ago
J Kl
J Kl

where can you get a screen?

Month ago
rehman arshad
rehman arshad

Any ideas where to get mdf board????

Month ago
Erdna Google
Erdna Google

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Month ago
Thi Hoàng
Thi Hoàng

what is the name of think pad?

Month ago
GalaxyBoii CGZ
GalaxyBoii CGZ

6:29 the guy looks like peter parker aka spiderman lol

Month ago
Sketchy Squirrel
Sketchy Squirrel

tobey maquire, yep

Month ago
GalaxyBoii CGZ
GalaxyBoii CGZ

whoever it is lol

Month ago
Gropax
Gropax

wow i think i just found a new project to make out of my old Dell 17 inch laptop since it has a 1600x1200 screen.

Month ago
miib2
miib2

where the video about convert this monitor into portable LCD monitor?

Month ago
mohan krishna rao
mohan krishna rao

I am willing to do this thing but i want secondary display as touch screen and functional how to do it

Month ago
Joey Lo
Joey Lo

Is that possible to turn a old android tablet screen to a DIY monitor? thanks a lot

Month ago
Shrednek
Shrednek

This is a good setup to make smaller, 3 screen gaming setup. Simply go a few steps more with debezeling the monitors, creating/calculating the angles of view, and and creating a global mount out of sheet metal that holds all 3. Boom.

Month ago
nochancecze
nochancecze

can it be powered through USB?

Month ago
Nororlol 4life
Nororlol 4life

Noo

Month ago
Farid Abdulla
Farid Abdulla

Those tools all are expensive than a display in amazon😀😁 just buy a cheap proper display😀 this DIY requires so many quality materials which are expensive than a cheap display🖕🏻

Month ago
Corey Arnold
Corey Arnold

you only need to buy a cotrol board really. they go as cheap as ten bucks and you can salvage or improvise the other stuff.

Month ago

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