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Connect monitor of a defective laptop to desktop PC [duplicate]

Connect monitor of a defective laptop to desktop PC [duplicate]

Is it possible to connect my laptop's LCD screen to my desktop PC? If so does anyone know of a good tutorial for this?

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Guest [Entry]

"My original comment was ""Well, you did mention the laptop was not working. In that case it is not possible to get that laptop screen to work with any desktop. The only input that lcd takes is the laptop video connector. I have never even heard of anyone making an adapter for that.""

There is no official way to make it work the way you want. My advice would be to sell the laptop for parts as there is a good chance someone will be looking for a replacement screen. Then you can use the money gained on the laptop to buy a second monitor. I know it is not what you want to hear, but that is the way technology goes sometimes."
Guest [Entry]

"You may also want to try Maxivista, a program that runs on both computers and allows you to use your laptop as a 2nd monitor.

MaxiVista installs a virtual video driver onto your primary PC which fools Windows into thinking that an additional monitor is installed. The content of this virtual video card is compressed and transmitted to the secondary PC via any standard network connection and displayed by a small separate MaxiVista Viewer program.

In remote control control, MaxiVista transmits the x/y mouse cursor position, keyboard input and optionally the clipboard contents via the network connection."