My macbook pro 17" early 2011 is broken and in order to repair it the Apple premium reseller asked me 900€. So i'm going to sell it for spare parts or maybe try to modd it and create a hackbook, so what do you think i could do with the case, the lcd, the speakers and maybe the keyboard if is not broken as the service said of my dead macbook?
Actually I have only one idea: the 17" led lcd is awesome so i could use it as a monitor, in fact I have yet succeed in making an external monitor from a laptop ( in the photo is the third from left).
i need a LVDS controller and on ebay there are some, also for the lcd of the macbook that is a LP171WU6-TLA1
for example do you think that this could work?
in my opinion is too big because I would like to hide it inside the macbook and use the magsafe modded with an adaptor to 12V
or what do you think I could build with my macbook?
I will sell the ram, the fried logic board but i think the lcd, superdrive, wi-fi and bluetooth and other parts I could recycle in a modding project.
thank you in advance for help and any suggestions.