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My iMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty), so I took it apart to get at the HDD to recover some files. In the process, I managed to remove the LCD panel.

My question is: is it possible/does there exist an adapter that I can use to convert this panel (with an internal connector) into an external monitor that accepts a DVI input?

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Interesting question. I'd say if you have to ask, then no. You'd have to make or find prefabricated needed converters and such things are a bit complicated. – AndrejaKo Aug 13 '10 at 17:13
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There are converter cards for this sort of thing but it's a huge pain and probably not worth your trouble. (Probably something like orbitmicro.com/global/lvds-vga-r10-p-10904.html?ref=base) – Shinrai Aug 13 '10 at 18:36
    
What would make it a huge pain? I mean, I know that its not something that people do every day, but it seems to me like I could just buy the converter card Shinrai suggested and plug it in. I guess I would still need to find some way to get power to the panel. – Kyle Trauberman Aug 14 '10 at 18:08
    
I have a dead white MacBook, so this question is interesting to me too. Are the displays of iMac and MacBook comparable in the way they are connected? – ischeriad Aug 14 '10 at 21:47
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The short answer is no. The long one, probably yes, but you need extensive electrical knowledge. Here is a tutorial, but it's in french: http://users.skynet.be/fa835376/pas%20a%20pas.pdf

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