What can I do with these parts?

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Old 12-13-14, 08:22 AM
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Question What can I do with these parts?

I'm thinking about e.g. building a movie player to my car from a old DELL latitude D800 laptop.
all the parts are working (model nr on all last on the pages). Im thinking about using a Raspbarry pi or babani a pi as my main computer and a small combined bluetooth and keyboard. Then find a way to add the 15.4" lcd screen from the laptop. But I feel that ther eis to many parts that wont get used.
So is there any of you who has a better idear for me how to use these parts, maybe to better my projekt or create something els?
HDD: dead but the motherboard supports ata/ide 2.5" HDD
Battery: dead
WLan Card: Dell 0W3510 by Inyel
bluetooth driver: dell 2U381
mother boeard: Dell Latitude D800 Motherboard X1029
RAM: 2 X 512 mb DDR - pc2100S-2033-0-Z
Touchpad: foxconn ADQ10 LF-1353 rev 1.0
keyboard from SA model: H026 - series: KFRMB2
DVD drive: DELL 7w036-a01
CPU: SL6N5 (Intel Pentium M 1.7 GHz)
LCD: 15.4" WUXGA - LTN154U1-L01
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Old 12-13-14, 09:29 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Where are you located? Your profile is incomplete. You plan to make a theater out of your car? Why not just use the Dell as it sits? It has a DVD player already. You certainly cannot watch movies while driving, and a living room would far more comfortable than a backseat of a car.
 
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Old 12-13-14, 09:58 AM
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Sorry, but the Tiny hosting sites are not allowed on here, so your pics are not showing.
 
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There's no way you'll be able to use the laptop's display for the Pi - the driver is integrated into the laptop; it has no input ports. You'd need a small display with HDMI input.

Chandler is right, you'd be better off just using the complete laptop as a media player. If you're familiar enough with Linux to set up the Pi, you could just put Linux on the laptop and run VLC or Plex XBMC or something on it.
 
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well I can use the lcd display if i but a hdmi+dvd+vga LCD controllerboard matching the lcd screen.

secondly I wish to mount the screen to the backseat of the car. I won't be using the laptop as a laptop based on its weight and the faq, that those old hdd er hard to come by.
 
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I doubt it will be as easy as you think to re-use that screen... but have at'er.
 
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