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My old laptop is now out of service, but it had a very nice FHD screen that works with this cable, while I'm missing a second monitor for myself.

I've seen this post and was wondering if there was any off-the shelf tool that would allow me to use the screen as a second monitor, even if without the stand at first.

Anything that accepts HDMI or display port as input would be great. Something that ships internationally would be nice too.

  • What laptop is it, and where were you looking for shipping to? – JMY1000 Jan 26 at 19:11
  • It's a Dell Inspiron, I need the part shipped to Brazil. – Mefitico Jan 26 at 22:39
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We need to find out what that panel actually is. Let's try searching for Inspiron 7520 LCD replacement panel: https://www.google.com/search?q=dell+inspiron+7520+lcd+replacement+panel this is not fruitful immediately but it does lead to https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops-General-Read-Only/Dell-Inspiron-15r-7520-SE-screen-model-number/td-p/4304809 tells us the screen Dell part number is DC9YJ. Progress!

Feeding that into Google https://www.google.com/search?q=dc9yj we quickly find (it's in the result list, even) the panel is compatible with LP156WFC(TL)(B1). (A quick countercheck shows it's resolution is indeed FHD)

Our next and last search is for the driver board for that: https://www.google.com/search?q=LP156WFC(TL)(B1)+driver+board which leads us to

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kit-for-LP156WFC-TL-B1-LED-LCD-Controller-Driver-Board-HDMI-DVI-VGA-/122509319792

which is what you are looking for I believe.

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  • The link you provided is nice, thanks. "Driver board" was the key word I was missing =) Would be nice if there were something with better packaging. Looking at this link the seller also provides plastic cases – Mefitico Jan 26 at 22:47

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