Use macbook display as secondary monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sdlyr8, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. sdlyr8 macrumors newbie

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    Wasn't sure where to post this question so if there's a better place, sorry.

    My gf's macbook broke and she got a new laptop, but still has the old one (motherboard is dead). I was wondering if I could take the display out of her macbook and wire it up to a dvi or vga or any other plug and use it as a monitor for another computer. Does anyone know if it's possible or if it's been done before?

    There's not a real practical reason for wanting to do this, I mainly wanna do it "just because." Might be a fun little project for me
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Realistically no. Internally it's not connected by VGA or DVI. Rather a custom LVDS connection.
     
  3. sdlyr8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's kinda what I was thinking. Just wasn't sure if it was something that could be used. darn
     
  4. Christification macrumors newbie

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    normally it is possible, you can get programs that simulate the macbook as an external display, but sadly these require a working motherboard :/
     

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