Is it possible to convert a VGA output connection to a VGA input connection?

by on August 10, 2010

Q: Is it possible to convert a VGA output connection to a VGA input connection? Specifically, a Freehand MusicPad Pro with a 15 pin output connection converted so that the MusicPad can be used as a monitor.
some MPP specs: Easy-to-read, low glare, touch screen
12.1″ TFT LCD back-lit, colour display
2 USB ports (1 host, 1 device)
Video out,
Resolution: 1024 x 768
32MB Flash memory, 64MB RAM
512MB Flash memory module


4 Responses to “Is it possible to convert a VGA output connection to a VGA input connection?”
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    Picked as best answer

    No, the device lacks the needed internal components and wiring to allow it to read and display video from an external source.

    For it to even maybe work, you’d need to take the device apart, and install parts from an existing LCD monitor. This would require lots of labor, a high risk of destroying the device and an excellent understanding of electronics.

    Make Magazine is a resource for this type of difficult project: http://www.makezine.com

     
  2.  

    Thank you Mark. The MPP is the perfect size and weight for my needs and I own one so I was hoping that it might be possible. Thanks again.

     
  3.  

    If it’s not an imposition, I would like your opinion regarding using a digital photo frame with a VGA input for displaying lyrics. I am a musician and I use an arranger module and/or an arranger keyboard that have VGA out put connections. The displays on the module and keyboard are rather small and sometimes difficult to read. I am currently using an 8″, inexpensive Shark monitor that works but I’d like a little larger display that’s a little thinner. I was looking at the HP DreamScreen 100 10.2-Inch DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME.
    Thanks.
    Jerry

     
  4.  

    JerryT, please post this as a new question and we will get it answered for you.