Screen died on me... It's time to use my stock of broken laptops for a good use

Lately my monitor stopped working. It was during the weekend and there was no way to get a new monitor anywhere.

I was working on some things and really wanted to finish them that weekend so I had to find a solution.

I remembered that I've bought a HDMI+DVI+VGA+Audio Controller Board Driver Kit and didn't have the time/motivation to try it out, so it was a good time to do it!

It looks something like this :
HDMI+DVI+VGA+Audio Controller Board Driver Kit for LTN156AT05 LTN156AT02

Confession time, I'm a hoarder, I have a stock of computer related hardware and old laptops with fried motherboard just for those cases,that was the reason why I've bought this board in the past.

In order to know what type of board to get, I've watched some YouTube videos of the disassembly process of my different laptops and tried to focus on the model number of the monitor.

Not all boards work with all screens.
If you don't find a disassembly video on YouTube you need to open up the monitor carefully and find out the model number.

After that you can go to ebay and buy the appropriate board.

Mine didn't come with a power supply so I just took a 12V/2A power supply, originally was for a led strip controller and was just laying around.

I've dissembled my screen
samsung laptop disassembly

samsung laptop disassembly 2

taking off the old connector that came from the laptop motherboard
taking off the laptop screen connector of the screen

connecting the new board to the screen
connecting laptop screen driver board to laptop screen

Trying out the screen to make sure it works before closing it all together
trying out the laptop screen driver board it works!

and it works!! (of course)

I've closed the computer and used some duct tape as a temporary solution so I could get back to work
laptop screen used as an external screen laptop screen driver usage

Here is a picture of it still working till this day (I'm still going to buy a new screen because that one too small for me).
The duct tape didn't work so well so it's just laying around until I'll have time to attend to it.
laptop screen used as an external screen laptop screen driver usage

Hope you enjoyed this quick and dirty project that saved my life!