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Using A Laptop Screen As A PC Monitor (Temporaily)

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by wizkid005, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. wizkid005

    wizkid005 Member

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    I have a pc and a laptop but from time to time i need to travel abit and i dont have a Portable screen at hand, so i need to access my Computer sometimes but i cant.

    Can any one help me?? plz
     
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    Opps, i forgot the laptop has a S video and Vga outputs. and i have a new Graphics card that has a dvi video input and a vga as well.
     
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    abuzar1 Active member

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    Umm why don't you use your laptop only? Why do you need another pc? Anyway you can just use a vga cable to plug into the monitor I believe. I'm not too sure though.
     
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    well i need the PC because It has all my personal stuff onit like my family pics, my msn details (which i can never rember) and all my emails. So i need to get access to it When i am travelling some how
     
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    Did you try just plugging in a VGA cable? I honestly don't know much about laptops so I don't really have to much to offer in the way of advice.
     
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    well i went out the other day and brought a male to male VGA cable to see if i could connect them both togther and use some of the hot keys on the laptop to display the pc on the monitor, but it wouldnt let it though i really am keen to do this as my pc is much faster and has a few program's on it that the laptop cant even hold let alone run.
     
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    As far as I know, the VGA port on a laptop is output, not input. Don't think you can use it the other way round.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    wizkid005, what you want to do you can't do as no laptop can be used in the way you want just for the screen for another pc. get a lcd screen & a power inverter to power your lcd off the cigerette lighter.
     
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    it can b done... if ure pc has a s-video out u could buy a tv tuner for the laptop and u could c the pc on the laptops screen
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Done yes, but used as a TV not a monitor, the picture would be pretty dire.
     
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    well as long as it works and it is done on the cheap (as i cant really afford to travl around with things that are expensive and that cant be covered), how would i be able to do this???
     
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    u will need a tv tuner for laptop or a usb one and make sure the tv tuner supports s-video and ure video card of ure desktop too

    oh u could get tv tuners for less than 100usd a good one costs about 50-70
     
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