If you have cracked the screen on your laptop or the screen is very dim then why not get some use of out the laptop by converting it into a desktop PC.
Almost all laptops have an external monitor connector.
Simply plug a standard CRT or TFT monitor into this connector and chances are you will be able to see a picture.
If not, look for a monitor symbol on the laptop keyboard, pressing this button (usually in combination with a function button) will tell the laptop to output the graphics to the external monitor.
If that works then you may want to consider permanently removing the monitor, this is not a quick job and will need some screwdrivers and a lot of condifence.
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