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Desktop with laptop 's screen , possible ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nltung, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. nltung

    nltung Thread Starter

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    Due to lack of space , I'm going to remove my desktop monitor, as a replacement I'm trying to use my laptop 's screen, it means that my desktop computer and laptop share the same screen. What should I do ?
    thanks in advance (y)
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    possible, but likely not worth it.. You'd have to figure out the pin-out for the laptop screen and wire in a vga connector.

    If you decide to do it, make sure you first set the desktop resolution to 640x480 at 60hz. Laptop lcd's only support native resolutions and you could distroy it by trying a resolution that it's not capable of.
     
  3. nltung

    nltung Thread Starter

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    Can you go into a little bit detail ? What is pin-out ? I still cannot image what I should do to let the both machine work, with just using one screen ?
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Not really possible.

    Your laptop is able to drive another screen, but not able to be used by another PC.

    The screen in the laptop is "hard wired" to the laptop only
     
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    what kiwi is saying is that you'd most likely distroy the laptop in the process.
     
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