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 with lots of time on your hands, and no longer need the LCD on the laptop the LCD from the laptop and manually solder a connection from the desktop to the laptop. For steps on how to do this we suggest doing a search for your laptop or LCD manufacturer and look for any documentation or videos on how to do this.

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