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Mehdi Charouh

Can i connect my tower to my laptop display with vga?

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I have this old pc that i stopped using in a while since it had a posting error, i fixed it yesterday and now it posted, but my monitor keeps on being on standby mode (it's a problem that was happening even before).

The question is: can i plug my tower to the laptop screen and work from there?

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I’m pretty sure you can’t connect a computer to a laptop display. Sorry :(


CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite. Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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9 minutes ago, Mehdi Charouh said:

I have this old pc that i stopped using in a while since it had a posting error, i fixed it yesterday and now it posted, but my monitor keeps on being on standby mode (it's a problem that was happening even before).

The question is: can i plug my tower to the laptop screen and work from there?

Here is the official explanation from the experts:
 

A laptop's screen lacks the ports that a typical monitor uses to receive input from a desktop computer because they were never meant to function as a stand-alone device. As a consequence of this fact, it is not possible to plug a desktop computer into a laptop and use its screen as the display.”


CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA 1151. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite. Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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