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computer question, need help!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by mudduck, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    mudduck

    mudduck [OP] Nobody makes me bleed my own blood.

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    my wife's desktop computer monitor died today. she uses it for school and needs some files that she has on there. my question is: is there some kind of cable that i can hook up to my laptop from her desktop that will enable me to transfer her files to my computer so that we dont have to run out and spend money on a new monitor tommarow?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Really no, you would have to download a program on your desktop but you cant get on there, unless someone has any other idea.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Do you have an LCD TV? most LCD tvs have a VGA input(monitor input) on them. I play movies on my laptop and watch them on my tv this way. That would be the option I could think of.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    neontrail

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    monitors are super cheap these days
     
  5. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    no unfortunately, i dont have an LCD TV. geeze, you would think with all of the technology out there, somebody would make a cable that does what i need it to do. maybe i'm on to a million dollar idea.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I would buy an external hard drive enclosure, mount the hard drive in the enclosure, and hook it up to your laptop via usb.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    LOL i thought of that but i was like damn i would just go buy a monitor.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Maybe you can borrow a friends monitor then burn what you need to a cd. It's cheap and feasible. I've heard of using a monitor with a laptop but not a laptop as a monitor for another computer. Good luck.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    If you had both on a home network, you can access it that way. The drive on the desktop would need to be shared tho.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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  12. Feb 2, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    don't do that. They mark everything up and then put a small discount on the items. I saw this happen a lot at compusa-the closeout price was higher than the normal price. :confused:
     
  13. Feb 2, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    Exactly - went to my local CC this weekend... raise their prices to discount them.. :laugh:
     
  14. Feb 2, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    If you had a Mac you could. Mac to mac is a easy thing to do with a firewire cable.
     
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    when my old laptop broke i bought a hard drive enclosure thing and hooked it up to my computer and transferred all my files and then of course returned the thing when i was done :) maybe you can do something like that?
     
  16. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    This is going to be your absolute cheapest route. HD enclosures start out around $10. Here's some on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090092&bop=And&Order=PRICE

    Make sure that you know if it's IDE or SATA before buying one. SATA on top, and IDE on bottom:




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    You could also buy a new monitor. I think that somebody else said this, but to share data across a network, you would have to set that up pior to the monitor kicking the bucket.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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