So I acquired for free an ~7" LCD screen 6.5" x 4" foot print. It was not from a netbook, picture frame etc. It came from a promotional little kiosk display, at a hobby shop. I disassembled the display and removed the screen, and separated it from the circuit board it was attached to and unplugged the FFC from the board.
My intention was to try and wire it to a VGA/ DB15 connector and the have the LCD mounted in my dash din and allow my to display my AEM digital dash via connection to my laptop.
My biggest hurdle is trying to find a 26 pin FFC plug, and hopefully and easy way to wire it t a VGA cable. I havent been able to find a pin out for this screen since it does not have a name brand on it or anything, but the FFC cable says Foxconn (a common brand), and "2000161-00", also "2007" on the elswhere on the ribbon. I assume the 2007 is the year it was made, nothing comes up for the other number, and not sure how to "decode" what it may otherwise mean. Addtional to the FFC ribbon are two ~22ga wires im assuming are for power?
My knowledge on this kinda stuff is limited, although I'm pretty sure its feasible.
If someone knows of a store that sells a cable that would work or know a thing or 2 about thi sI would greatly appreciate it.
Here's pics of the screen and FFC (sorry for the shitty cell phone pictures, my camera's battery was dead):