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Connect Laptop to desktop PC

How do I connect my laptop to a separate Desktop base so that I can use the laptop as a second monitor

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Re: Connect Laptop to desktop PC

There is no way to do that. The only input to the LCD screen is through the laptops motherboard.

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connect a desktop monitor to VGA port from your laptop. if there will able to see the displays?.. you can go to control panel to reset the display settings and back that on to the normal screen settings.

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My os is vista how can connect to my jvc flat tv as a second monitor?

How you connect to your tv is not so much a matter of OS as it is dependent on what type of video connections are available on your laptop whether RGB, S-Video, mini-display port to DVI, or HDMI.
Once the tv is connected then you will need to right click your desktop and choose whether you want the tv to be a clone display (desktop to show on both your laptop screen and the tv, or use the extended desktop setting to have half the screen be on the laptop and the other half to be on flat screen tv.

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to add a second monitor first make sure your laptop has a VGA connection (newer laptops have replaced these with HDMI or DVI, if you have these connections then use them)

now plug the VGA into the port, if the laptop is setup right it will pick it up automatically. if not you will have to do it yourself

so first right click on the desktop and go to screen resolution
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set it up how and as you wish if you are going for more than one screen it is recommended you buy a desktop with a graphics cards that supports up to 3 monitors

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I have an HP G60-117US Notebook PC. Can you tell me how to connect it to my Sony HD TV so I can watch a movie.

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Check if you are sending the signal to the external monitor. On my laptop with Windows 7, I can right click on an open section of the desktop and choose Graphics Properties. In this window, I can choose to send the display to the laptop's internal monitor, the external monitor or both.
Pressing Crtl-Alt-F1 will force the video onto the external monitor on the fly (Crtl-Alt-F3 goes back to the laptop's screen).

When I have added a second monitor to a desktop, I needed to reboot and allow new hardware to be found before the related Screen Resolution (right click on the desktop again) let me find the second monitor and choose if this was a duplicate or extended screen.

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Yes, you can connect. BUT, after that right click on the desktop and select Properties->Settings. There you will find two monitor icons. The left one is your Acer display while the right one is your new Dell Display. Select the right one and configure it. You should have the same resolution and color as the main Acer display to use it optimally.

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Check the monitor settings under "Display Properties/Settins/Advenced/Monitor" (right click on desktop).

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