using PBG4 17" as display with pc laptop?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hyperbolical, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. hyperbolical macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2005
    hi everyone, i am being forced to use a friend's pc laptop for a pc-only program for work. is there anyway I can hook it up with my 17" powerbook to use my mac as a display? my friend's pc (samsung v30) has a dead line in its display.
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I don't think so.. I'd be real interested if someone knew how.
  3. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005

    I posted a while back with a similar question but nobody knew how. I'm not sure it's possible to put have a video input to the Powerbook. Link.
  4. simon-says macrumors regular

    May 24, 2005
    I know it might sound stupid but you could use Remote Desktop. Assuming it's an XP Machine (might have to be Pro?) turn on remote desktop. Microsoft has a Remote Desktop client for Mac/Linux, just download it and connect to the Windows machine. I do this for work all the time, but I'm mainly connecting to headless server machines or one I'm just too lazy to walk 6 feet to. Works great for me.

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