Laptop to Desktop with different monitor

flyboy1565

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Hi guys, new to the forums here. I have an old laptop with a broken monitor and decided i'd like to turn it into a semi portable desktop. the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A105-1712, and i'd like to make a dell lcd monitor work of the same power supply (the power cable).
 

nordlead

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I don't understand what you want to do.

The laptop takes 19V DC, and most monitors take 100-240V AC. I mean, at best you can splice together the two cables prior to the power brick, but that makes no sense since you can buy a cheap power splitter that will be safer to use and just as cheap.
 

flyboy1565

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ok i had another thought because the battery on the laptop is shot and i'll be running a monitor on ac... can i wire the 120 supply directly to the power cord of the monitor effectively making it one cord