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Hey guys, I have a rather smallish 17'' CRT, and I have started 3D design.

I would really like to setup a dual moniter display, but I don't want to spend money on it. Anyways, is there any possible way for me to use my laptop screen as a secondary moniter?

Thanks,
Ravicus

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The PC you are using is not your laptop?

Is your laptop display not a part of the laptop, or is it still attached to the working laptop?

Need more details please...
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post #3 of 10
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Ok, I found this, but it doesn't allow for DirectX Support! No can do!
Can anyone show me how I could fix this?
http://www.maxivista.com/

PS. This program is pretty sweet, it allows you to use the network as a cable.

Edit: The screen is still attached, it is a working laptop.
But I do have an extra laptop that I am going to throw away soon, if I could do a mod on that, it would be awesome!

Also, I own both laptops, my main rig is a desktop, and it has dual head. The laptop has a power port, S-Video out, 2 usb ports, Blue VGA out port, ethernet.
    
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So you have two laptops?
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And a desktop.
    
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post #6 of 10
what????

dude you are not being clear.
Also you cannot just take the screen off due to a roprietary connector (unless you have some good e;lectronics knowledege, NOTE: not computers resistor capacitors....)
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post #7 of 10
i think hes using his desktop for 3D creations and wants more desktop space and wants to rig one of his laptop screens as a second screen on his desktop.
    
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i think hes using his desktop for 3D creations and wants more desktop space and wants to rig one of his laptop screens as a second screen on his desktop.
DING DING DING! WINNER!
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post #9 of 10
lol.. well, im not aware of a way to use a laptop screen on a desktop.. i kno you can use a CRT on a laptop (naturally)

if you are good with electronics you could probably figure our how to wire the cable up to the ribbon attached to the lappy screen.

google around, there might be some guides on this.. since theres a lot on converting a PSONE screen to VGA
    
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post #10 of 10
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Well, it doesn't matter that much.
I can get by with my screen.

Anyways, did anyone look at that software that allows you to share desktops via a network? It is pretty cool besides the fact that you can't use DirectX.
    
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