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How to connect a laptop to a pc

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February 19, 2012 2:05:57 AM

i have an old pc without a monitor but i have a laptop. Is there any easy way to connect the pc so i can run it on my laptop monitor?

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a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
February 19, 2012 8:03:05 AM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

Unfortunately, there is no way of inputting a signal to a laptop's screen - it all works the other way around. I suppose you could theoretically take remote control over the PC from the laptop and therefore see it on the laptop screen but you'd need a monitor on eth PC at lerast for long enough to set it all up.

February 20, 2012 12:06:18 AM

Ok thanks.

I have an old clunker and I'd like to check the hard drives to see if there's anything important then format it and get rid of it.
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a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
February 20, 2012 5:08:06 AM

Buy a PATA or SATA as appropriate, converter to slave them to another PC via USB.

Here's the sort of unit you need and they aren't expensive.

Check the cheaper ones carefully - the may not have the cable.

February 21, 2012 3:52:50 AM

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February 21, 2012 3:53:40 AM

Thanks! That's exactly what I need!