Laptop -> VGA Input?

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adblink182

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is there anyway to use the VGA port on the back of a laptop as in input? I want to use it as second monitor for my desktop PC, or buy a vga to RCA adapter and run my gamecube off of it

is it possible? (its a Compaq Presairo v2310 laptop)
 
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Nope -

this is the list of the extrnal ports from a v2310US

3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 headphone-out
1 microphone-in
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 TV-Out (S-video)
1 RJ-11 (modem)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 notebook expansion port 2
1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)

The only way i can see this working in the slightest is using a software based solution and having the laptop and desktop on a network and then doing something like this -

http://www.maxivista.com/

I never have used this software before and don't know whats required to make it work though.
 

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You could pick up a USB video capture device, but I think you'd be disappointed in the quality of the display if you want it as a secondary display. If you shop around, you can pick up a 17" CRT for $50 or less on a rebate, which would be a far better performing option.
 
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