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Electronics Can you use a digital photo frame as a monitor?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by cheezeit, 27 Jan 2008.

  1. cheezeit

    cheezeit New Member

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    Title says it all. I have a 7 inch digital photo frame that accepts SD, MS, other memory cards, as well as a USB connection. The USB connection is supposed to be for plugging in flash drives with jpegs, but I was wondering if this photo frame can be turned into an USB LCD monitor? It would be a nice thing to include in a mod.

    What do you guys think? Is it possible, and how could one do it?

    Thanks in advance,:thumb:
    Cheezeit
     
  2. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    not sure if its possible threw the usb, im sure it can be done in some form tho, and it'd be a nice lcd to use as a display panle on the case. pretty much the same thing as the ps one lcd. i think? best of luck with it.
     
  3. sqrlance

    sqrlance I think I'm Drunk.

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    I know there is a usb to DVI/VGA and all you have to do is install the usb drivers. (http://www.displaylink.com/downloads.html) i dont know if it will be compatable with a digital picture frame.
     
  4. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    That wouldn't work as it only lets you use normal monitors, so it goes Computer USB to DVI monitor.
    It should be possible. I think it would be more like the laptop screen mods though as you would have to find the video link inside the frame rather than using USB.
     
  5. Gushy

    Gushy New Member

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    cheezeit did you ever get any further with this?
     
  6. asphinx

    asphinx New Member

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    Apologies for bumping this old thread. But this is exactly something I've been thinking about.

    At 30€ I could acquire a brand new 7" digital picture frame. If there was a way to mod that to accept VGA or something, I would want to make a wall hanging always online calendar..

    Does anyone know where to start looking for information?
     
  7. RichLumb @ CCL

    RichLumb @ CCL Product Gimp

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  8. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Have a look on the circuit board and find out what ICs are used. There may be a way to shoehorn a VGA interface on top of the LCD controller chip.
     

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