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Old 01-07-2008, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I was thinking of using my laptop's screen as an output...Will this work? The idea is to avoid moving the main desktop's crt monitor to my room, by just making use of the laptops screen will i be able to hook the desktop to it??

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I haven't heard of that. I only know of the laptop's display ports, as being outputs, not inputs.
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k cool, thanks for the quick reply guys...

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Laptop Converted to 2nd Monitor - Instructables - DIY, How To, tech might prove useful as a starting point.
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Ok, so it is possible, but you sacrifice a laptop.
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well i am sure you want to use more then just the lcd ? you want to use your desktop from the notebook. Use remote desktop, log into your desktop from your notebook. very easy , no installing any other os, you have mouse / kb control and see everything

Windows XP: Get Started Using Remote Desktop

click the above link,,,assuming you have xp prof.
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But that lags, and isn't too good for gaming.
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