I have an old laptop which the display is removed. So I was wondering if there is any way to make an adapter for DVI to use the existing 2x15 pin LCD plug.
This is what the manual says about the plug:
The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such as a monitor or projector to allow viewing on a larger external display.
Essentially I want to achieve this:
And this is what the plug looks like if that would be of interest:
I have the male plug which fits into the female plug shown in the images. The male plug has cables attached to it. The cables that ran through the display housing to the actual display.
What I would like to know by asking this question is:
- Can it be done?
- If yes: Will I need to make some sort of signal conversion or will it be enough to simply connect the cables to a female DVI?
- If no: Why? Is there an alternative way?
Also, I will gladly accept some feedback on which tags and terminology to use when it comes to this subject.