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Transform laptop into Desktop

by decg / November 16, 2008 12:14 AM PST
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Turn it over and look on the bottom
by Steven Haninger / November 16, 2008 3:02 AM PST

for a connector that will attach to a docking station/port replicator. That's the best and easiest way.

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If you have to ask...
by Renegade Knight / November 16, 2008 10:47 AM PST

If you have to ask this probably isn't for you.

Easiest is to disable the "shutdown the laptop" switch that shuts off your laptop when the monitor is closed. Then plug in a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Then when you shut the lid it will stay running.

If you want to rip out the innards and make your own mini desktop. That's another level of complexity.

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Hmm ...
by decg / November 19, 2008 7:03 AM PST
In reply to: If you have to ask...

Thanks for your replies, just i knew i didnt have the connector for the docking station and dont want one =P
Just i wanted to rip the innards out and make a mini desktop PC out of it.
It will be hard just i wanted a few tips, so im open to more suggestions and ideas !
Thanks again, DG

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Gold mine at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2008 10:20 AM PST

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