Laptops classically do not have VGA input signals to the displays. Outputs? Yes.
You may find a die hard electronics engineer that did it but if you look closely, they found an older laptop that had a VGA subsystem.
Best to keep these for spares till the last dies and then ebay the lot.
We bought three HP NC6000's off-lease for the kids to use but sadly, within a few months two died (the Max1987 chip issue for both). Tried everything including getting the soldering gun out, finally gave up.
Cleaning up today, was going to toss them, but wondered, is there anything that can be done with the screens?
Meaning... are there any sort of adapters out there that will allow me pull the screens and use them for something like a secondary screen? vga adapter of some sort?