Can I use my old laptop as a second monitor without a Graphics card? Answered
I have an old Toshiba A60. used it for a few years then bought an Acer 8920g with a 512mb graphics card about a year ago. I got bored and wanted to experiment with the old laptop. I read this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Converted-to-2nd-Monitor/ however i ran into a few problems.
Well the first one is i sold the hard drive from the laptop, that isn't really a problem as the instructions doesn't require a laptop with a hard drive, however this does rule out many other uses for the old laptop. The major problem is that i'm 99.9% sure the graphics card has become damaged. The rest of the laptop is still in working order it manages to boot an ubuntu live-cd. My question is can i create something similar to that in the instructable, perhaps by powering everything from my new laptop graphics wise. I don't mind tearing apart the laptop, infact i would prefer to create a new case for it.