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So, I have a DEAD laptop, as in doesn't really turn on right now (think I missed a plug when I took it apart) That I'm pretty sure has a faulty gpu (took it apart because it wouldn't turn on, now it will but screen won't lol).

So, I was thinking, I have this perfectly good 17" screen just sitting there, unable to be used due to the rest of the system not working right.

Is there any way I could make it work as a desktop screen? I saw that link in the dual/triple screen thread, but after reading through it a bit it seems to require the rest of the laptop to work.

I'm not really scared of making it impossible to repair later, as it is out of warranty and would cost me $50 just to find out how much it would cost to fix, and I doubt it would really turn out to be cheaper to fix it instead of replacing it with something better later.

incase you are wondering, pretty sure it is an MSI gx?700, its rebranded and I'm not at home so can't check right now, but will when I get home.
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If it's a faulty GPU pluging in a monitor won't help you solve anything.

Unless I just misread what issue you were having.

Or are you talking about using the laptop screen as a monitor for another computer?




edit: but no, I'm quite sure using the laptop screen as a monitor wouldn't work as the graphics ports are output, not input.
Edited by Backfat - 2/4/11 at 1:26pm
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Knock yourself out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


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edit: but no, I'm quite sure using the laptop screen as a monitor wouldn't work as the graphics ports are output, not input.
Just because a product is designed one way that doesn't mean that you can't modify it to suit your own needs
Edited by Manyak - 2/4/11 at 2:29pm
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Hrm, didn't think so, but I was hoping there was an easy do it yourself method. *Shrugs* Guess I'll bookmark that ebay listing and wait till I have the $50 to get one of those then lol.

OT: Dam mods and their lack of a rep button >.>
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