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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
iman

13 years ago

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
Tanners

13 years ago

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
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

desolder the smts and make keyrings

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

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
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

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

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

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
tech-king

13 years ago

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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greenlocomotive
greenlocomotive

Reply 13 years ago

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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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

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?