The odds are against you turning most laptop LCDs into monitors. Be sure to google this and see what others have reported as it's an old idea that seems to upset folk.
I'm new here and what better way to start off then to ask a question. I have an old dell laptop monitor that i took off of a..well...dell. i think it was an inspiron that ran vista. I have a what i believe to be three major steps to do with my project that i need some input on. my main thing is the power. I need to make the screen be powered by a portable power supply that can handle playing video for at least 2 hours. ( amount of power can be dealt with later for the amount of time and im not against rechargeable or a plug in and play like an ipad or similar tablet.)
when i hold the screen in front of my i have two flat fires with a grey housing coming from the left. one large data cable and one small ( looks similar to data cable connector.)
on the right i have six wires with these colors:
black, white, black w/Grey line, white w/Grey line, blue, and grey. I would like to know which are power and ground (s) and what the others are for.