Can I use my laptop display for my desktop?

Note: This document is pertaining to users who want to user only their laptop display as a primary or secondary display and not the computer. If you have a functioning laptop and want to use it as a primary or secondary display see the multiple monitor display on my computer page.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to directly connect your desktop computer to your laptop and use it as the display. A laptop communicates to its display much more different than a desktop.

However, if you have a good understanding of electronics, a lot of time on your hands, and no longer need the LCD on the laptop it is possible to remove the LCD from the laptop and manually solder a connection from the desktop to the laptop. However, because of the complexity involved and all the possibilities there could be Computer Hope cannot post information about how to do this.

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