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Laptop LCD harveting Answered

Hello humans. Here's the dealie. I have and older vaio laptop. The keyboard is going bad and the hard drive is also being foolish. In any case I don't want/use/need it anymore, but I would like to harvest the monitor and use it as a secondary for my other computer. I cant kind much on the subject. I pretty much need to know what to do to allow me to plug it into another computer and work. alrighty. thats all, thanks humans. -Bjorn

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iman (author)2008-03-24

http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
this will fix your hard drive as long as it isn't a hardware problem like odd clicking or whining sounds

the keyboard problem can be fixed with a external keyboard

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Tanners (author)2008-03-23

dang I was hoping to find a solution here iv trying to figure out what to do we my completely disfunctional laptop

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tech-king (author)Tanners2008-03-24

desolder the smts and make keyrings

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CameronSS (author)2008-03-23

If you could find a cheap laptop hard drive, you could hack it into a digital picture frame. It requires very little functionality on the part of the laptop, just the ability to start up and display images.

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tech-king (author)CameronSS2008-03-24

youd still need the motherboard and psu. not just the hdd

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CameronSS (author)tech-king2008-03-24

Obviously--What I meant was that he needed to find a new HDD to replace the one that is acting up.

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tech-king (author)2008-03-23

sorry. you cannot do this. the decoder card in the laptop cannot be slavaged, and costs more than a second screen

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Is it that It is impossible for me to remove the decoder card? even if it the computer had no problems? and is their some way I can hack the screen to display the content from another computer? hmm I hate to throw away half screwy computers.

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there is no way to salvage it. there are 100+ connections between the chip and the motherboard. however, you can still use it do display pictures of your vacation. and i think its reparable the keyboard is bad- have a technician remove it and either replace it or clean under it. the hard drive is stupid- reformat, maybe even to linux. can you give the cpu/ram specs?

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