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Use Laptop Monitor As A Normal Monitor


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:09 PM

Hey,

Can I use a Laptop built-in monitor as a normal monitor?

I am currently changing parts around in other peoples PCs and I don't have a monitor to plug into the PC to view what I am doin - installing the drivers and software - so i was wondering if I could use my Laptop as a normal monitor as it has a normal (I think it's VGA) monitor adapter built-in for another monitor to be attached.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:27 PM

The external VGA connection on a laptop is output only, as normal for video. Unfortunately there's no simple way to use the laptop screen as the display for the VGA output from another system.

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