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1  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / Salvaging touchscreen from a Toshiba Portege M780 on: August 03, 2017, 10:09:09 AM
So, this has been on my mind forever (well, since getting the laptop anyway.)
If I knew of this forum, I would have done it sooner.

So the idea is just to use the screen as a second (*cough* third *cough*) monitor for my desktop.
The laptop itself is perfectly fine, but under powered for the software I'd like to use (photoshop, paint tool sai, streaming software).
I'd like to have the function, but have my desktop handle the grunt of the work.
I'd still like to use the laptop as well, I just don't need the touchscreen function on it.

Anyway. To the actual question.
What difficulties should I expect when starting this project?
What hardware might I need to buy? Is there specific hardware for the digitizer?
I've read this post which mentions Portege, but not the M780 specifically. Is the hardware comparable?
Will I need to code anything? If so, what? Or is it all handled by the hardware?
What's a comparable screen for the laptop?

I'm sorry, I know these questions have probably been answered before.
It's always daunting about starting anything where I don't know where to begin.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you for making this forum exist!
2  General Category / Who are you? a.k.a WHY CAN'T I POST? / Re: REPLY REQUIRED BEFORE ALLOWED TO CREATE A THREAD on: August 03, 2017, 09:25:22 AM
Time to make or break my project. Here's where I start I guess.
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