Broken smartphone to working laptop transformation


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This is the screen we'll be using:

Battery bank:

Keyboard cover:

Big thanks to my Patreons for making this video happen!

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  • tammyjefferywilliam
    tammyjefferywilliam38 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    So the backlight for the LCD screen is built in?

  • albet thoreau
    albet thoreau13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    great project. unfortunately many smartphones don't support neither usb-c video output nor MHL, just chromecast (=constant need for wifi connection in every situation)

  • sharon sandeep
    sharon sandeep13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You can make desktop also with Samsung dex but I dont have its components

  • Lam Do
    Lam Do2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So I think all Phone companies need to make a Laptop Housing for their Phones. So that I can use the phone as a PC whenever connecting to those xyz and HardDrivers you have.

  • Michael Jensen
    Michael Jensen2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When the aluminum-freak misunderstands his purpose in life, and names his channel the wrong thing. 😅

  • satish kumar
    satish kumar3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Epoxy Epoxy and much more Epoxy...

  • Supersloth
    Supersloth3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It would be misleading to suggest this will work with most phones. Most don't support a display output through usb.

  • AR M
    AR M5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How are the 2 apps called to be used on a non usb-c type android phone. Is there a way to transform a smashed screen android phone like a Samsung note 5 into a Android-Auto type dongle to be used on a car android headunit with USB input something like this carlin dongles?

  • Рустам Султанов
    Рустам Султанов6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Great project! Smartphone should support MHL? Because my Xiaomi does not. It's may be a problem for people.

  • AetheralMeowstic
    AetheralMeowstic6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'd rather have it mimic Ubuntu for this, or possibly use a landscape version of Alex Klang's _NookPhone Launcher_ (if it's optimized for Samsung Dex, that is).

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  • Hope Farfan
    Hope Farfan7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hello My name is faith Farfan do you do classes?

  • Kurnma377
    Kurnma3777 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lumia 950 XL with WoA moment

  • Not K¡nt@ N@om¡
    Not K¡nt@ N@om¡7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thanks so much! I'm trying to scrap (not scrape) together a supercomputer from old electronics, and this will help me a lot!

  • tran tran
    tran tran8 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Gaming GAMER
    Gaming GAMER9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So amazing..I wish I have that

  • Jeff's world
    Jeff's world10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Absurd amount of work when you could just use Samsung Kies and connect phone to any PC monitor using a USB C to HDMI cable. Kies will run a version of Android on any screen with the HDMI input.

  • Meeyuh
    Meeyuh11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Next: how to build your own powerful graphics card from scratch at home

  • Dustin Ninja
    Dustin Ninja11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You lost me after you glued the phone to the back of the laptop

  • RedstoneMiner18
    RedstoneMiner1812 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sponsor ends at 13:00 No need to thank me :)

  • Dest
    Dest12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    0:03 androids dont have such weaknesses

  • Vicious Faye
    Vicious Faye12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Would like to see you turn a phone into a tablet instead of a laptop xD

  • Tibor Banga
    Tibor Banga12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very good!👍

  • My Acount
    My Acount13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Phone to laptop laptop to desktop Lol

  • Jonathan Detro
    Jonathan Detro13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Alternative title: Making a Laptop. Using a few parts from a broken phone Still cool tho

  • Andrew B
    Andrew B14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Definitely doing this with my old Google Pixel that won't hold a charge anymore. Also if you had done your mold higher (if the USB-C cord is long enough) you could have the phone stick up a bit above the monitor to use the front facing camera as a webcam.

  • Andrew B

    Andrew B

    3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Supersloth Good point, I didn't think about that. I've read that a display link adapter works on the Pixel, but I guess I'll have to try it and see. If not I guess I'm SOL.

  • Supersloth


    3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Andrew B I don't think that is how it works. Usb-c is just the connecter that can be used for different protocols. A phone can lack the hardware to output video even if it has a usb port.

  • Andrew B

    Andrew B

    3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Supersloth USB-C supports display port natively, so as long as it has a USB-C it should work. If not then you can always use adapters to make it work.

  • Supersloth


    3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't think you can. Not many phones have video output through their usb port.

  • Jirka Šáda
    Jirka Šáda14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    few ideas how to improve this even further: use a normal switch that would be soldered to one of the usb power wires to the board, or a relay to not rely on a mechanical switch, and add a USB C port to the side, e.g. with a USB hub

  • rrs f4i
    rrs f4i14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    congrats, you turned a 8mm thick device to 6cm with rough corners

  • Globalcomputer Services
    Globalcomputer Services14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Amazing , is the monitor touch panel?

  • johneygd
    johneygd15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hopefully companies could inspire from this and will come with a sort of dock system to turn any smartphone into a laptop,would be interesting.

  • johneygd


    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Александр Слепушкин woow thx for mentioning that😁

  • Александр Слепушкин

    Александр Слепушкин

    14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    First one was made in 2011 by Motorola. Nowadays, there are Uperfect and Nexdock, which do exactly that.

  • dogielow
    dogielow15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Imagine it in darkblue 😩

  • Caput Draconis
    Caput Draconis15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think display replacement would be cheaper.. And I can save so much by not purchasing display keyboard powerbank aluminum casing welding etc..

  • pxlkid
    pxlkid16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I would love to see a video where you turn a phone into an android tv box!

  • Adnan Ramzan
    Adnan Ramzan16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hmm interesting or just use the wireless DEX built in to the newwrr phones.

  • Roy Miketsukami
    Roy Miketsukami16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My smartphone if more durable than Nokia 3310

    PEDRO INFANTE17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    sus hacks de niños ricos

  • HCPookie
    HCPookie17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just found this great vid. Instead of the hand-formed clips for the phone, you could 3D print a removable bracket for the phone(s) that could be replaced for different form factors, making it forward-compatible for the next phone.

  • Shri Datt Krupa Services
    Shri Datt Krupa Services17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    now play gta v on it

  • EiskalterFreund
    EiskalterFreund17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why not just fix your Phone? XDD

  • Piyush Rahi
    Piyush Rahi17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It not becomes completely unusable, it needs to be repaired. Mainly only screen breaks. And why you didn't removed the phone battery and motherboard and just used that and connect it with that LCD screen? That would have been so much simple built. No need of placing phone inside with a big power bank that is just gonna heat up and give risk of exploding or short circuiting. And even using type c is not mandatory or using converter to use hdmi. You can just use usb B to usb B screen or controller pad for that LCD

  • Garett Mueller
    Garett Mueller17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Your "on/off" mechanism was super creative

  • Jack Normal memes
    Jack Normal memes18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If Tom Scott got in the teleporter from the fly with Peter Austin from Vidiots, Triple jump and Whatculture, you get this guy.

  • Daniel Trickey
    Daniel Trickey18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Or, you can mirror your phone to your tv. No aluminum required.

  • Barney Stinson
    Barney Stinson18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is a fun little project without much practical use. The kind of thing you do with a kid to familiarize them with making stuff

  • David Botos

    David Botos

    17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I could see my parents using this laptop. This is more than enough for their uses.

  • Barney Stinson
    Barney Stinson18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is a fun little project without much practical use. The kind of thing you do with a kid to familiarize them with making stuff

  • Himanshu Agrawal
    Himanshu Agrawal18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    can you do same thing with windows phone

  • Ej Lagarto
    Ej Lagarto18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you just saved millions of poor students during in this pandemic

  • Nokia 3310
    Nokia 331018 วันที่ผ่านมา

    8:42 What are you doing step bit?!

  • 0 0
    0 018 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is fantastic I might try this with a touchscreen display!!

  • Kyrie
    Kyrie18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like how robust the laptop looks, if u can make it a real laptop, with that robust build in white I’ll buy instantly

  • Anton Beton
    Anton Beton19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I am stil using my sgs8... Best phone ever! I also have dex station. I recently bought a new battery, new usb-c port and new memory(256gb). So its literaly perfect even after all this years 😭

  • dave
    dave19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Basically an samsung phone dock in the end. Pretty versatile actually.

  • W3flyh1gh2
    W3flyh1gh219 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can this be done with a touch screen to avoid the keyboard add to make it a tablet instead of a laptop? I have an iPhone 8 with a cracked screen that’s just sitting in the drawer.

  • Pastilan
    Pastilan19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    does this work with phone thats completely broken screen which does not show anything but the phone can be turned on?

  • Nguyễn Bảo Châu
    Nguyễn Bảo Châu 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Install windows 11 on it

  • Arbër rëdrA
    Arbër rëdrA20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You should build a no compromise laptop like this but with beasty specs

  • War Draven
    War Draven20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    There was plenty of room for thise speakers.

  • youtuber
    youtuber20 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Cats And Dogs
    Cats And Dogs20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have a phone that has a broken screen, can you show it on the big screen if it is connected to this piece?

  • SandmanLiquid
    SandmanLiquid20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Some Smartphones support OTG LAN-Adapters, others not. In the most cases they do not. I would not wonder if it´s the same case in HDMI-Adapters.

  • Joshua Socro
    Joshua Socro20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Instead using aluminum steel how about using acrylic glass to not block the Wi-Fi connection if putting the phone inside in the laptop

  • Aidan Chappelle

    Aidan Chappelle

    18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Drops phone Screen shatters Drops acrylic glass laptop Laptop shatters

  • Yash Pal Goyal
    Yash Pal Goyal20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    1:35 "this phone can send a display signal" i want to filter the phones by this. can someone suggest me such phones in mid range? 'cz i dont find such options available as filter in the phone searching sites

  • Patrick O'Neill
    Patrick O'Neill21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why is this guy so obsessed with Aluminium 😅

  • Ridley Sage
    Ridley Sage21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My Note 9 512gb has screen issues that are getting worse. It's amazing still and I'd like to use it afterward! Maybe I will try this!

  • Keith P
    Keith P21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Another piece of superb ingenuity from Matt. What would be just old tech junk to me, is a world of possibilities to him. I feel I am learning a lot from this channel.

  • Milanor S
    Milanor S21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My note 9 died months ago and i just remember about this amazing video. need to start ordering now.

  • Varun Singh
    Varun Singh21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    U r a genius

  • Chevy c
    Chevy c21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    quite impressive that you didn't use any brass

  • wholesomereddit420
    wholesomereddit42022 วันที่ผ่านมา

    or just install linux on it?

  • m9600
    m960022 วันที่ผ่านมา

    your idea is nice but full aluminum 🤔 I would rather prefer reinforced wood sheets

  • Anonym Unbekannter
    Anonym Unbekannter23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You have now a ARM Laptop

  • Rens
    Rens23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think there are already products u can buy which have the same purpose.

  • Stamatis Tsolelis
    Stamatis Tsolelis23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Amazing Work!!! All these actions to transform it you did thinking yourself or you take them from somewhere?? It's really awesome!!

  • Vinamra Parashar
    Vinamra Parashar23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The samsung engineers who made dex after watching this: "ah yes my life's work. Oh how well he has used it. There is purpose in life after all."

  • davidAll5
    davidAll523 วันที่ผ่านมา

    woaw ! another excellent vid

  • Daniel Rhodes
    Daniel Rhodes24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this is cool, but what can you do with a broken iphone or ipad?

  • Jeroen's Roedel
    Jeroen's Roedel24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Pretty cool, I would've made the keyboard frame from plastic so you can have a wifi signal.

  • Evangelos Kapris
    Evangelos Kapris24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    can this be done with an old iPhone?

  • Fada Fez
    Fada Fez24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is the first time since I'm using THmy, that I feel the need to support a channel.

  • i don't need ur respect
    i don't need ur respect24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this isn't safe to use

  • Gabriel Martins
    Gabriel Martins24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    btw be careful with the internal lithium battery on the cellphone. Usually we let the pc on the charger all the time, some phones can’t handle it and on two months it will blow up

  • Héctor Mario Medina Cabanelas
    Héctor Mario Medina Cabanelas25 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Outdex
    Outdex26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    why not linux?

  • wholesomereddit420


    22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yeah i thought about the same thing but then i remembered i've had a huawei phone without an unlockable bootloader, pretty cringe huawei

  • The Hype Gaming
    The Hype Gaming26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    or repair the screen

  • Muzaffar Khalnazarov
    Muzaffar Khalnazarov27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is that Xperia Z2?

  • Don Plumber
    Don Plumber28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like your presentation. but a thought 4 u Android is is linux modified. Linux has SO many different distributions called distros. Apps that do drawing, video, cad, audio, game's and more that rival those used by windows or mac machines for FREE and better protection against personal info theft

  • Mikele Konstanty Fiedorowicz IV
    Mikele Konstanty Fiedorowicz IV28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow nice idea man

  • comicsansgreenkirby
    comicsansgreenkirby29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Its white paint job reminds me of a DSi.

  • ใ̷ใ̷๏̷г̷ҭ̷ ̷๓̷в̷๏̷в
    ใ̷ใ̷๏̷г̷ҭ̷ ̷๓̷в̷๏̷в29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bro ഒരു കില്ലടി തന്നെ ❤❤

  • Sael Torres - Diaz
    Sael Torres - Diazหลายเดือนก่อน

    How is the aluminium joined?

  • Abbir

    nice, and currectly useless as my phone is a TCL 20 5G which is usb 2.0 and doest support DisplayPort Alt Mode, so my usb c to vga,hdmi are uselss, so only the usb c for power and single usb port with an extention hub with an usb external storage drive which needs to be formatted, mouse and keybaord will work. so im still stuck with the little phone screen. aaaaaand im not gonna bother fixing this spelling and typing mess.

  • Steven Lucas
    Steven Lucasหลายเดือนก่อน

    is there a 3d printed version of this?

  • Trung Đặng Hữu
    Trung Đặng Hữuหลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow. Is it Samsung Dex Feature.

  • Rd Payne
    Rd Payneหลายเดือนก่อน

    Podría usarse madera ? XD

  • Sen Kensu
    Sen Kensuหลายเดือนก่อน

    With what he knows now, he should revisit this.

  • Eshaan Bhargav Patel
    Eshaan Bhargav Patelหลายเดือนก่อน

    Can you make a version for iPhone users? If assistive touch is on, a keyboard-mouse two-in-one can be connected via bluetooth along with an hdmi display.

  • daniel der gamer nicht 2.0
    daniel der gamer nicht 2.0หลายเดือนก่อน

    i think i have just gotten a use for my old broken samsung galaxy s7

  • IT Works Websites
    IT Works Websitesหลายเดือนก่อน

    I love the way you say “aluminium ”. Could you please list where you buy your aluminium? Thanks for all the amazing projects.

  • Khasi Chakuin
    Khasi Chakuinหลายเดือนก่อน

    Yes, this is pretty cool I’m gonna make one myself with my friends, thank you so much