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Use Laptop monitor as a monitor for desktop


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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:05 AM

I got an old computer for free, but no monitor to go with it.

Is there anyway to use my laptop as a monitor with the desk top? I.E. Can I plug the computers together using a monitor cable?

Edited by Booh-kitty, 20 May 2011 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:50 PM

Good question!

I just tried it & it doesnt work.
You can go the other way though but thats not what you want.

You might be able to pick up a cheap monitor at a garage sale or maybe a thrift store.
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

I know If I got one it would be one of those old HUGE monitors.

I thought about just plugging my laptop into the old computer. I didn't know if something might get damaged by doing so and I didn't want to take a chance to find out.

Thanks for taking a chance with your own computer! :)

Edited by Booh-kitty, 20 May 2011 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:47 PM

Wait! I figured out how I can do. I can use remote assistance. :woot:
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:27 PM

Lol that would work to. You could also do remote desktop if you have Windows xp pro, Vista or Windows 7 its disabled by default in Windows Vista and 7 post back you operating system if you need help with it.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:37 PM

Well, I found out after posting this that the old computer won't even boot up. Because I'm in awe of your enormous amount of education, I posted a link on your page hoping you might take a look at thread about that issue.
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