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New monitor for laptop - help needed

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
April 22, 2007 4:10:30 AM

Hi there. I was wondering, my friend's laptop screen has totally crapped out. It's got cracks and is leaking this green liquid and for Gateway to repair it costs the same price as getting a new one, or even the same laptop! Totally fricking bogus. Anyway, I was wondering, it has a VGA slot, so couldn't I just get a cheap flat screen monitor and mount it myself? Would I have to rewire it to the laptop to power it? Could I power it with USB? He still wants the computer to stay mobile.

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April 22, 2007 8:23:28 PM

Thank you! Unfortunately that's what we're trying to avoid is the price. We're hoping for a MAXimum of $200, but you know. I'm wondering how I can hook up another monitor to the laptop's power source.