Can I use these things as external monitors?
May 23, 2014 5:43 AM Subscribe
I now have two PC laptops that are in the state of "it sounds like it's working but the screen is dead." I tried the take out the battery, hold down the power button trick, and the reboot and hit the F4/5/8 key on both to no avail. The next step in troubleshooting always seems to be connecting it to an external monitor.
posted by Calicatt to Technology (3 answers total)
I have access to 1) a working PC laptop 2) a working MacBook 3) a droid. Can any of these be used as external monitors? If so, how?
I also have a computer at work...can a laptop be connected quickly and discreetly to this monitor to troubleshoot, or is this the sort of thing that seems easier than it is and is more likely to get me in trouble than solve my lappy woes?
Should I just buy a monitor? How can I find a cheap one?