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reuse an old laptop screen?

I have some old laptops that do not have the speed needed for today's internet but I would like to 'harvest' their screens which are in excellent shape. Is there a way to separate and rewire so that I could use the screens as second lcd's for my existing computers?

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clide (author)2009-04-21

If the laptops still runs there are a few software programs that can let it act as a second monitor. I've never tried them so I can't vouch for either, but check out MaxiVista and ZoneScreen

There is also a program called Synergy that allows you to use one keyboard and mouse for multiple computers, but it doesn't let you share the windows from one computer on the other.

gmxx (author)2009-04-21

for a bout $200 dollars.

in addition this question has been asked multiple times see HERE

DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-04-21

Not for less than the cost of a new monitor. No.