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Use lap top monitor for desk top

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 27, 2011 1:36:22 AM

I need a second monitor to use while transferring files between computers an upgrading to win 7. How can I utilize my Toshiba lap top as a desk top monitor
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July 27, 2011 6:43:22 AM

can you network them together via cat5 cable to monitor progress???

im not sure ... just grabbin at straws really
July 27, 2011 3:05:46 PM

Your laptop probably has a S-video out or a VGA out, and most HDTVs have s-video and VGA input. Your HDTV and laptop S-video may not be compatible, but there are s-video to component cables that will work, they usually come with the notebook or a desktop videocard for free.

But why do you need to hook up a monitor to it? simply copy your files to a external HD and then copy to your new rig. You should have a extenal drive for backup purpuses anyway
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