Solved Cord for Dell Optiplex SX270

March 14, 2013 at 18:24:33
Specs: Windows 7
Hi I have a DELL Optiplex SX270 box and a power cord (and NOTHING ELSE)
What kind of cord do I need to source so I can plug the box into my laptop and use it?

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March 14, 2013 at 18:43:13
"I guess I couldn't use a TV??"

No.

Your best bet would be to remove the hard drive and connect to either another machine via a USB external case or directly to the HDD cable (I'm assuming it's IDE). If you don't know what this entails, it'd be much safer to take the machine to someone who does.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."



#1
March 14, 2013 at 18:31:51
"What kind of cord do I need to source so I can plug the box into my laptop and use it?"

What precisely do you mean? Are you trying to connect the desktop to the laptop's monitor? You need a separate CRT/LCD display and keyboard/mouse to use the desktop machine.

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#2
March 14, 2013 at 18:33:24
Well all I have is the Dell Box - I thought I could use my laptop as the monitor??

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#3
March 14, 2013 at 18:34:49
"thought I could use my laptop as the monitor"

Nope. Not without some serious modifications---and not likely even then.

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#4
March 14, 2013 at 18:40:19
Forgive me (I am totally clueless when it comes to hardware) - so I need to source a monitor and keyboard and a cord to connect from the box to the monitor?
T=You wouldn't happen to know the name of the cord so I can go and buy one?

All I need to do is access the content on the box (it is old work files) we just need to read the documents and not use the box for anything at all....

I guess I couldn't use a TV??

I really appreciate your help.


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March 14, 2013 at 18:43:13
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"I guess I couldn't use a TV??"

No.

Your best bet would be to remove the hard drive and connect to either another machine via a USB external case or directly to the HDD cable (I'm assuming it's IDE). If you don't know what this entails, it'd be much safer to take the machine to someone who does.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#6
March 14, 2013 at 18:50:08
Ok - very grateful for your feedback.

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