iMac Intel 27". EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz), EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz)

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Convert internal display to external display

I have an a Late 2009 model 27" iMac (with the Core i7 chip if that makes a difference). In the process of installing an SSD in place of the optical drive, I managed to pull of the LCD panel connector from the logic board. The display itself still work, but obviously doesn't communicate with the iMac properly anymore (I can sometimes get it to work...but only sometimes). In any case, my question is, since the display itself is still functioning, does anyone know if there is a case or something I can put the LCD panel to convert it to a thunderbolt or mini display port (or even a DVI!) external display that I could then use on another computer?

The panel is an LG, model # LM270WQ1(SD)(A2) - not sure if those last two items in parenthesis are part of the model # or not.

Thanks for your help!

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noraa, I just did this even so with a different panel. You would need a separate controller something like this should work. I do realize that this particular item is no longer available, but it does show they are around. Always communicate with the vendor to ensure properly working controllers. The letters etc. in parenthesis are always important since those are different versions of the original panel. It could mean different connectors etc.

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i think that is impossible. there isn't adapter for that.

if sometimes work try to really clean and check the connector!

you can only buy new screen and plug via mini display port to vga-dvi.

good luck

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