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Solved: Output Desktop HDMI to Laptop (which has HDMI input)

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  1. DaSalmon

    DaSalmon Thread Starter

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    Hello guys!

    I recently ran into a problem with my main LCD TV(I need to replace the power supply.) I use that LCD TV for my desktop computer, and right now all I have is my laptop. I use synergy to control both computers. However now it doesn't matter because I cannot see the desktop portion. Is there anyway for me to output my desktop computer to my laptop monitor?

    Both my Desktop and Laptop have HDMI input. I also have the HDMI cord on hand right now I just don't know how I'd go about setting it up. I'd like to use synergy to control the desktop AND have it's output be on the laptop until my power supply arrives and I can fix my TV.
     
  2. etaf

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    No
     
  3. DaSalmon

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    Any reason why not?
     
  4. etaf

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    yes, laptops are not designed to be used as monitors - so no input to use the screen
    the HDMI is just to output the screen onto another monitor, TV, projector etc
     
  5. DaSalmon

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    Ok thanks! I'll just have to wait until I get the part for my TV.

    I was just hoping there might be some kind of program or something I could download to make this possible. You'd think someone somewhere would have made something to do this. 0_o
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    It's not a software problem to be solved. You can't turn an output port into an input port.
     
  7. DaSalmon

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    Just wanted to update I managed to get it to work with TightVNC. I can now see my desktop on my laptop, and I have the files etc I need. Figured I'd add this in case anyone on the net googles this, and needs to know how to do it. I used TightVNC viewer and TightVNC server. I installed the server to the desktop, and the viewer to the laptop. I had to borrow a friends monitor for about an hour to do it though since I had to actually SEE on the desktop to install it.
     
  8. etaf

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    thats an interesting way to achieve what you where after

    I have posted the info for TightVNC below - as your not using the laptop as a monitor by connecting the graphics output of the desktop - you are just remote controlling the PC

    quite a few packages available to do that

    Some will need to be setup each time the PC is restarted - others work with a startup program loaded

    PCanywhere is not free but a package that will do the same

    But i like the solution

     
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