Turn an old laptop screen into a stand alone monitor

Megan Treacy

Megan Treacy (@mtreacy)
Technology / Gadgets
November 19, 2013


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Instructables user Augustoerico gave use permission to share his cool tutorial for how to turn an old laptop screen into a stand alone monitor. We often hear of how using a second monitor can boost work efficiency by splitting up tasks between two screens. This project gives you a neat DIY way to get a second monitor hooked up while also re-purposing an old laptop and giving it new life.

Augustoerico said about the project: "So, my laptop got old and suddenly stop working. But the LCD was still OK, so, why not make an second monitor of it? Lot of people will tell you it is impossible, but it is not! You just need the right parts. Refer to this YouTube video to see how it works: How to turn any laptop screen into a monitor."

Click through the slideshow to see how to take this project on in just a few steps.