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stripping down a laptop

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by dapex, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. dapex

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    Does anyone here think it wouldbe possible to take the lid of a laptop and turn it round so that when the laptop is closed the screen is on top???

    Just curious as I want to play with a few idea's

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    Having dismantled a couple of Laptops, I'd say it's not possible without huge amounts of work.
     
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    No, the main TFT ribbon would need a 180 degree twist. Its not long enough and it would crease and crack.
     
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    bugger, after reading the thread on digital picture frames and thinking aout making one I had toyed with the idea of just flipping the laptop lid over and then enclosing the laptop in a wooden picture farme and hanging it on the wall....

    Cheers anyway (if you have any other suggestions then please let me know.

    Cheers
     
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    Just out of interest....is it possible to change a laptop cpu?
     
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    why would'nt you use a TFT? :confused:
     
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    Gpender, I would use a TFT but it means buying a micro mobo etc etc. I dont want to have the screen attached to a pc as it would mean having a looong cable form a PC to the screen and I wouldn't have the cable visible. I want to be able to put the screen anywhere I want and to move the screen aroud if I feel like. At least with a laptop enclosed all i would need to do is get 1 power lead to it...

    Cheers

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    If you were to mount the internals of the laptop behind the screen free of the case then its possible the ribbon would reach. Like if you were to open the screen and keep going until the screen had flipped 360. It would mean losing the hinge etc, but it why not.
     
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    Would a tablet PC be too expensive?
     
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    Still don't get it....surely a vga cable would be more manageable and more discreet than a power cable.....I understand the desire to be able to move things but by the time you've sinked the power cable into the wall to make it less "visible", surely it's no more pratical to move than the TFT to a small comp?

    If you are sure this is the way to go then a tablet has to be the way to go.....ebay circa £200.....not much omphh at that price but fine for functioning as a digital gallery...Plus easier to access as a normal comp once mounted on the wall/in frame.
     
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    I hav enever looked at tablets on ebay and I certanly never realised they could be purchased for as little as £200. The main thing against a TFT screen is that I could if needed get power form lighting if needed (a laptop under no real load will not draw much power) or it could be put on any corner table by any power point, it would just be a huuge job to get a VGA lead from my PC to the other rooms in the house.

    Cheers
     
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