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Electronics LCD from cell phone, how to wire?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by null_x86, 14 Feb 2009.

  1. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    hey i got a bum motorola that i am gutting, and i was going to re-use the LCDs in it and was wondering how do i wire them up to my laptop? I am sure that the main cable is the orange ribbon cable with a plug on the end... so any help is appreciated...
    thanks!
     
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    waynespartan New Member

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  3. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    thats for nokias... not what i need...
    my phones a motorola razr
    it looks like this
    [​IMG]
    im just going to hack into my case so it can display some basic info, but how do i wire it on? Im assuming i have to use USB?
     
  4. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Please can you post a higher resolution photo so that we can see what numbers are printed on the controller? You're not going to be able to wire that up via USB without programming a microcontroller to interface with it.
     
  5. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    i dont have a marco lens, so bare with the quality on it... the lutters/numbers on the ribbon cable are:
    8471898C01_C
    MFC 4306

    as you can see the case is still on it, cause i lost my torx screwdriver... so im ripping the metal back...
    hope the pic helps
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Short answer, don't bother trying.

    The controllers for these LCD's are complex and unless your an electronics wiz or google throws up a guide you won't be able to do it easily.

    The only thing I could find on teh Razr screen is http://forum.lcdinfo.com/viewtopic.php?t=2328 and it basically says the same thing as me, it's not worth the time unless you have the data sheet and the right controller to drive it.

    If I was you I would buy an LCD from www.matrixorbital.com as they are compatible with Windows and there is plenty of software available for them.
     
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