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September 30, 2011 5:24:38 PM

Hi guys, new to the forums here. I have an old laptop with a broken monitor and decided i'd like to turn it into a semi portable desktop. the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A105-1712, and i'd like to make a dell lcd monitor work of the same power supply (the power cable).

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2011 5:42:57 PM

I don't understand what you want to do.

The laptop takes 19V DC, and most monitors take 100-240V AC. I mean, at best you can splice together the two cables prior to the power brick, but that makes no sense since you can buy a cheap power splitter that will be safer to use and just as cheap.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2011 5:49:24 PM

Yeah, you can't do that. The monitor has to run off its own power cable.
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October 1, 2011 5:44:31 AM

what kind of power splitter are you talking about.. yeah i didn't think i could really wire a dc and ac into one... sorry for the lame questions..
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October 1, 2011 3:38:41 PM

ok thank you very much
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October 3, 2011 7:15:29 AM

ok i had another thought because the battery on the laptop is shot and i'll be running a monitor on ac... can i wire the 120 supply directly to the power cord of the monitor effectively making it one cord
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