Can I connect Laptop to Monitor PC?

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by MichaelWinchester, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. MichaelWinchester

    Jan 12, 2014
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    Hi, all
    I just want to ask
    I have a laptop Compaq CQ40, using windows 8
    My laptop have a problem with the monitor, i guess the flexible cable of my laptop is broken
    Now I wanna use my Monitor PC to work (like we use projector)
    The question is, Can I use the monitor PC as the monitor Laptop?
    What item must i prepare? What must i do?
    Thanks a lot for your response
  2. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2013
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    If I understand your question correctly, you want to know if you can use your PC's monitor with your laptop because the laptop's display is not working. Providing the problem is the laptop's display and not its video circuitry then yes. Your laptop has a VGA connector that will allow you to attach an external monitor. Once you attach the VGA cable to the connector, then one of the F keys should allow you to cycle thru laptop display, external or both. I can't say which F key provides that function on your laptop.

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