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Solved: Making a RCA monitor out of a laptop monitor

Q: Solved: Making a RCA monitor out of a laptop monitor

Ok
Here's the thing...

I have a Sony viao notebook pcg-frv37 laptop that is very much dead, and i want to use it's monitor (B150XG02) to create (if its possible) a portable/individual, RCA compatible monitor.

I already have the schematics but don’t really know what to do

My objective? To use it in my room to play xbox or/and watch TV.

Thanks for any help or ideas !!

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A:Taking a laptop monitor and making it a desktop monitor

My advice is for forget it. The interface is totally different between that panel and a typical PC display. Bite the bullet and buy a new monitor.
 

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A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

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PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 

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It appears this one has got them all stumped. I really need help with this one and I am at a total loss. I would be forever in someones debt.

Could it be that the TV has a capacitor that holds the settings for an extended period of time? Maybe I should leave it unplugged for 24-48 hours?
 

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I was suspicious but didn't think much of it. Later today I walked past it and the monitor was black nothing on it. So i pushed the power button and shut it down.

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I rebooted several more time trying to get into the bios or anything with a screen witch also failed. The DELL splash screen never failed to come up though.

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Since you are getting 'video' on an 'external display', it appears to be an LCD related issue with the laptop. You may also try to run the LCD BIST (Built in self test) to check the 'LCD display performance' when separated from the 'graphics'. You may find the following steps useful:
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If your laptop does not enter the diagnostic mode, you may also try to release the 'flea power':
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Hi,

Today I plugged an hdmi to vga cable into my Win 8 sony vaio, and I plugged the other VGA side of the cable into an acee 22" monitor. I then chose from the right hand windows 8 panel to "extend to monitor", the laptop screen went black, the monitor screen remained without signal (extended screen did not show on monitor) and now the laptop screen is black.

I am now stuck and both laptop and monitor screen not working.

I tried unplugging cable, pressing fn and all the f1 to f12, shift, windows button but nothing is working.

I pressed off button then switched laptop back on and it showed the sony vaio logo on laptop then the screen went black again.

Please tell me how could I return my laptop screen to work and stop the screen extension which is not working and which I am sure is the case.

Any buttons on keyboard to click at all?

Any solution is highly appreciated.


Thank you
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A:- Help - Extended monitor and laptop monitor not working

It's stuck in an extended screen it seems, boot into Safe Mode while you have all external monitors unplugged - Your Display is probably set to a resolution too high for both the external monitor and the laptop monitor, so you'll have to try "Boot to VGA mode" and I don't know where that is in the Windows 8 Boot GUI, if it is even in there at all.
Here is is- There are several ways to get to that from the Boot screen:

Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

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Hello,
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Any help would be much appreciated.

Ps. Its a dell latitude 2.40 ghz with 1 gig of ram

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First, the multiple monitor issue: common with laptops, as they can support the primary LCD and/or an external monitor.

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Sorry for the long text, I'm trying to send as much information i have.

Hello forums!
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I've been on this forum before talking to this guy who is helping me but he's been quite busy lately so i need some extra help.
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Question: How can I reactivate my monitor without reformatting the hard drive?
This is what happened:
Two monitors were hooked to my computer, (Dell Inspiration), and I had to reduce it into one monitor.

I opened: screen resolution
Clicked on: Advanced settings
Clicked on: Monitor
Clicked on: Driver
Clicked on: Disable

After I did that, one monitor became completely dark, and the second monitor display was if it would run in safe mode, (graphic quality was so bad, it hurt to my eyes to watch it). I checked the device list and both monitor was removed from the list, there were no monitor listed anymore (before they were there).
I tried the system restore, but after the system restore finished, there were no more connection with the monitor.
When I start the computer, the monitor works for few seconds, shows the start up process, and right after the windows logo displayed, it shuts off. I tried to reboot in "safe mode", and it starts up as usual, (the monitor works), but before it reaches the desktop screen, it shuts off.
Windows version is: Windows 7
Computer: DELL Inspiration 546s
Operating System: 64-bit
Processor: AMD

Thank you in advance for your help

A:[SOLVED] windows 7 - monitor driver disabled - monitor does not work

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking, go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with a Red or Yellow flags next to them? If It is Red (Disabled) then right click it and Enable it.
If it is a Yellow Exclamation mark, then you need to download the video driver for your model. First try Right clicking the yellow mark and then Uninstall. Then Right click any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes, this should reinstall the previous Video Driver, then restart the computer in normal mode.
If that doesn't work, Go to the Dell Support/Download drivers site Product Support | Dell US type in your service tag # or make and model# and download the Video driver for your model.

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Im doing this for my Dad, so i have absolutely no idea how to describe the problem but i figured this place was my best shot as google is giving me no results on my query.
There appears to be no monitor drivers installed on the pc... and its running from the bare minimum settings. I think the refresh rate is set at a low low low setting, because lets say, if i move a window by dragging it across the screen, its all choppy, doesnt move smoothly at all... sort of like it jumps every half a second until i stop moving my mouse, then stops. The same with when i'm scrolling in internet explorer... smooth scrolling doesnt exsist! lol

I figured it was a driver problem seeing as there wasnt one installed. So i found the disk with the drivers on, and followed the instructions, which were as follows:
"Right Click" the mouse anywhere on the "BLANK" area on the desktop and click on PROPERTIES.
Click the SETTINGS tab and then click ADVANCED.
Click the MONITOR tab and then click PROPERTIES.
Under MONITOR PROPERTIES, click DRIVER then click UPDATE DRIVER.
On the HARDWARE UPDATE WIZARD, select Install from a list of specific location (ADVANCED) then click Next.
On the next HARDWARE UPDATE WIZARD window, select DON’T SEARCH, I WILL CHOOSE THE DRIVER TO INSTALL. Then click NEXT.
On the following window, click on HAVE DISK.
Type “D:\ENGLISH\DRIVERS” (Where “D” is the drive letter of your CD ROM Drive) on INSTALL FROM DISK window then click on OK.
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A:Solved: Can't install monitor drivers for AOC flat screen monitor

Additional monitor drivers are usual not needed. What do you have for a video adapter and are those drivers installed? Right click on My Computer choose Properties/Hardware/Device Manager. What information is listed under Video Adapters?
Also what are your screen resolution and refresh settings?
 

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Hi!
I recently bought a DVI cable to plug my external LG monitor to my laptop to run nVidia's DualView (stretch format) across the two monitors. I'm using a beta driver (169.04 from laptopvideo2go.com), and when I enter nVidia control panel and go into the setup additional monitors tab, it only lets me choose "choose only ONE monitor". So I did that just to test that my monitor was plugged in right, and it worked. So I KNOW that my monitor is working and is being recognized by Vista. But when going into display settings byt right clicking on my desktop, it also only recognizes 1 monitor. Is it my beta display driver messing my Vista up? Or what could it be?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Dual monitor in Vista not working. Only showing 1 monitor.

for drivers to work properly in vista i'm pretty sure you have to have signed drivers, since it's beta are you sure they are signed?
 

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

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A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

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'HDTV as a monitor' versus Computer Monitor

i am looking to buy a monitor for my computer
It seems a small HDTV is about the same price as a traditional monitor

I am leaning towards a HDTV because although i have an HDTV,sometime in the future a small screen HDTV may come in handy.

Are there any big differences between an 'HDTV as a monitor' vs. a computer Monitor?
 

A:Solved: 'HDTV as a monitor' versus computer Monitor

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So my nice monitor died, I ran the desktop at 1600x1200. My old monitor has a max of 1024x768.

I have a project for work on this machine, but I can't access it now. Any ideas how to get my smaller display to display... something?

I've tried rebooting into safe mode, as soon as it's done with the bios and loading windows screen, it jumps to 'out of range 75kHz / 60Hz' and displays nothing.

Any ideas? Thanks,

-bort

A:[SOLVED] Old monitor died, older monitor says 'out of range'

You have given no info to work with. If your MB has onboard video go into the Bios and change to onboard. Are you sure its going into Safe mode, there are no video drivers loaded in safe mode.

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Hi,

I'm currently using two 4:3 monitors of my PC, and I'd like to substitute them with one big wide screen monitor. The only thing I'm worry about is that I won't be able to have different "spaces" for my windows that they could expand to (so I could have, for example, my e-mail on the right part, and my browser on the left).

All I've found so far are virtual desktop software, but that's not what I need. I'm looking for something that splits the visible desktop into multiple parts.

Any ideas? I'm using Vista by the way
Appreciate your help
 

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 The name of my notebook is HP Pavilion 12-n231TU .I want to use an external Monitor with my laptop .Is it Pssible?How do I do it ? #Reason- Its only 14.5 inch display and can not thrill me enough when playing gamees with this little monitor .. Waiting for reply

A:Can I connect a monitor and use that monitor as my laptop's ...

Hi, Yes, you can. The following link shows specs of your machine:     http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04168240 It has 1 HDMI port, this is very handy. There are many monitors around which have HDMI port. 21" to 24" monitors are very popupar. Just go out and buy one (please check to see HDMI cable is included otherwise you have to buy a cable). Now, you can connect your laptop to the monitor, then power them up. Normally they will connect automatically, otherwsie hit F4. Regards.

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Hi, I have an old laptop that I have installed Puppy Linux on, it works fine except that my monitor doesn't work. So I plug in an external one, but its a bad setup because the laptop needs to be open. I was wondering if I could take the monitor off the laptop. Would the computer still work? The model is an old Toshiba 1100.
Thanks
Ned
 

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Most likely it would be cool if I could rotate one of my monitors. I know that Windows makes this an option.

Windows 8.1 version 64 bit. ASUS S200E. Intel Graphics HD 4000

When I go into the setup, it is not an option:

It displayed once for something else, but it was greyed out:

A search online suggested that I could go into the intel monitor options and change it in there, but that selection was not on my screen, either.

When I searched I found that other people had the same issue with this graphics card, and they were instructed to download the most recent drivers. I did that, and when I tried to install them it said they were not validated on this computer. I looked and found that manufacturers can build their computers so that you can install drivers from them and not from anyone else, and apparently I can only use ASUS drivers and not intel drivers.

A few individuals suggested using the keyboard commands, ctrl and alt with arrow, but that didn't work either.

I guess my only option is to completely uninstall the Asus monitor device and reinstall the intel ones? But I'm afraid that if I do that I will not get them installed correctly and won't have a way to get it back.

A few sites suggested making some registry modifications but I'm not sure if that would work.

A:What is making it so I can't rotate my monitor

Is it the same if you try option two of this tutorial?

Screen Orientation - Change in Windows 8

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bought this monitor from best buy a few weeks ago, connected via HDMI to my desktop. i had read up a little on my issue, but hadn't found a fix, and had read that HDMI sometimes has a problem with monitor sounds if there isnt actually a fix, and its just noises and not damage happening, i suppose the noises arent that bad i have tried disabling the monitor's audio via windows' playback devices, noises happen anyway. the noises are usually a pop sound, but sometimes (i think toward the top) is more of a crackle, somewhat like a house-settling sound i also turn it off at night because sometimes the pops are bad for my bed time (it still pops in sleep mode)

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Most likely it would be cool if I could rotate one of my monitors. I know that Windows makes this an option.

Windows 8.1 version 64 bit. ASUS S200E. Intel Graphics HD 4000

When I go into the setup, it is not an option:

It displayed once for something else, but it was greyed out:

A search online suggested that I could go into the intel monitor options and change it in there, but that selection was not on my screen, either.

When I searched I found that other people had the same issue with this graphics card, and they were instructed to download the most recent drivers. I did that, and when I tried to install them it said they were not validated on this computer. I looked and found that manufacturers can build their computers so that you can install drivers from them and not from anyone else, and apparently I can only use ASUS drivers and not intel drivers.

A few individuals suggested using the keyboard commands, ctrl and alt with arrow, but that didn't work either.

I guess my only option is to completely uninstall the Asus monitor device and reinstall the intel ones? But I'm afraid that if I do that I will not get them installed correctly and won't have a way to get it back.

A few sites suggested making some registry modifications but I'm not sure if that would work.

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It started 2 years ago when I first saw that my Crt monitor screen has became red. I went to a shop and they repaired it. But now I'm again facing this problem. This time it is changing colour blue, green, yellow, black, red everything. And if I power off the monitor by pressing the power button on monitor and turn it again it is all black. After sometime if I restart my computer I can see the screen if I'm lucky. My monitor was plugged into ups. Few days ago I repaired my monitor (there was some problem on the large board chip the mechanic said)........ but still I'm facing this problem. It was going worse day by day. Sometimes if I unplugg the CPU to monitor cable or power cable of the monitor and put it on again monitor screen was ok. A few days ago I plugged my monitor in the main switch board and The monitor was almost ok. But now the monitor screen is going off sometimes like it's blinking eye. There are scars are appearing on the screen. And still it's changing colour slightly. I wanna know If the monitor can be fixed. What is wrong with it. I'm not in a situation to buy a new monitor. So pls help me.
 

A:Pc monitor is making me crazy !!

Can it be fixed? Probably. With enough money, you can fix almost anything however it is not cost effective to fix the monitor. A modern lcd widescreen monitor is < $90 at the egg. It will cost more to fix it than that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254061
 

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I have all the neccessary equipment(video card with TV-out, S-Video cable, a compuer and a tv)It seems i do everything tright, because when i go on the monitor to switch the video output to the television the moniotr goes black and no error seems to be found, but i cant figure out how/where the channel to view it is on, i check input and channel 0 and one.....any suggestions/ideas?

A:Making A Tv Your Computers Monitor

Hello,1. Right-Click an empty part of your Desktop and select the Properties option from the menu.2. Click the Settings tab from the Display Properties window that appears.3. Near the bottom of the window, click the Advanced tab. This should open up your Video Card options. There should be an option that allows you to configure which Monitors or TV's you would like to use. It will probobly be named something like Displays. Then, just choose the options that best fit your needs, apply the settings, and try it out.If for some reason the options panel is not where I suggest, look for them under Control Panel.Hope this helps,nos

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I have an hp pavilion a705w and a sanyo flat screen tv. I have the original soundcard which doesnt have anything on it, no svideo plug in, nothing. I want to be able to use my tv as my monitor. I play alot of poker online and my mothers in a wheelchair and she likes to watch, but she always complains about it being too hard to see whats going on because the letters are so small, so I wanted to get her this for christmas. I just want to be able to show whatever Im doing on my computer on my TV screen. I realize Ill need alot of stuff. Im thinking a graphics card, a tv scan converter, and then some other cables. Can someone give me direct links to what I need? THANK YOU VERY MUCH
 

A:Making my computer my monitor, Help please :D:D:D

Actually, it wouldn't take very much at all... just simply upgrading your videocard and installing one with TV-OUT.

That HP Pavillion does not have an AGP slot, so you are limited to a PCI videocard. What you also get is a much, much better 3D card in the process as just about any aftermarket videocard will be LOADS better than the internal integrated intel video.

While badly obsolete by today's 3D standards, I'd recommend an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI. I recommend this card specifically because it's TV-Out, Theatre Mode and dual-display drivers are very, very easy to setup exactly what you are trying to do. Here's one, retail box, with the cables you'd need for $56:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131284

Installation shouldn't present too much of a problem. The only tricky part should be getting the on-board video disabled, so you may wish to check the BIOS or manual first to see how difficult this may be. Sometimes a BIOS update is needed but unsure for that particular model.

With the above videocard, the ATI drivers allow you to configure a second monitor using the TV-Out port either with a composite RCA-style cable (included) or svideo cable (if your TV has an svideo input). You can also set a nice "Theatre Mode" which will allow you to use your desktop for windows on your monitor while a DVD or streaming video outputs to the TV-Output. It's very easy to use, configure and install. Fo... Read more

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hey so my sisters computer has a problem

well i dont know if it's a problem but it certainly is annoying

the monitor will out of nowhere release a high pitched ring and it wont stop for a few minutes then i'tll go away, and later on it'll come back, it's loud enough you can hear it from the entire room and the monitor goes off the ring stops. (which makes me think it's the monitor)
any ideas as to waht it is and weather she should be worried about it
 

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I am presently using a Laptop, specifics of which are listed below. And while it is fine, I still prefer the desktops that I lost in hurricane Katrina.

What I miss most is the large monitor screen with large type, graphics, etc., that I enjoyed with my old CRT monitors. ( At 72 my eyes are not what that used to be.) I was thinking about the possibility of adding a 19" LCD monitor to my Laptop. I know it's possible since when visiting my insurance agent he used a laptop while my wife and I viewed everything he typed on his laptop on a large LCD monitor turned to face us.

What I was wondering, is how complicated is this to set up? I do not consider myself a "guru" and so am wondering if I would have to hire someone to set up. Or, is this something that I could just plug in and play, so to speak.

Before I go any further with my thinking on this, I would appreciate some input from you guys as to what you think and what your experience might be in this regard.

Thanks,
Red Boy

Computer specs:
464-8171] Inspiron 9300,Pentium M 750 (1.86GHz/533MHz FSB)
[320-4539] 17 inch Wide Screen XGA+ Display for Inspiron 9300
[311-3732] 1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm, for Inspiron 9300
[320-4339] ATI Mobility Radeon X300 64MB HyperMemory Video Card for Inspiron 9300
[341-1805] 60GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 9300
[463-2282] Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
[412-0689] Image Restore
[420-4830] DELL SUPPORT 3.0
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A:Solved: Another Monitor for Laptop

Easy enough to do. You should have a VGA video connector on the back of your laptop. Just connect the external monitor to that. Sometimes using the keyboard you'll need to press a key to toggle the external display on/off. You will be able to use either a CRT or LCD monitor.
 

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Can I hook my emachine to my sisters laptop and use her laptop as a monitor?
 

A:Solved: Laptop as a monitor?

probably not very complex lots of wiring involved
 

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I am trying to get an acer AL1912 monitor to run from my laptop, which is a Samsung V20. Both screens work up until the winXP Welcome screen, then the Acer monitor goes blank.

Going to control panel>>>display only shows one icon for a monitor - not two as the help and support says it should.

Can I disable the laptop screen, and use the Acer monitor by default?

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A:Solved: Run monitor from laptop

You should have hotkeys that can switch modes mine is Fn+F5.

If you right click on an empty place on the desktop go properties>settings>Advanced are there any settings in there for monitors?
 

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I will be receiving a laptop from my office tonight and they want me to use it at home with a second monitor, in other words the laptop screen being monitor one and a second separate monitor. Then when I go to work, I would unplug the second monitor.

When I get it, how do I get the laptop to recognize the second monitor? Is there a key conbination or configuration that I need to do?

Any help would be appreciated.

Can't give you more info as the the brand as I haven't received it as of the posting.

Thanks.

 

A:Solved: 2nd monitor (LCD) to Laptop?

Hiya,first connect the cable from the laptop to the second monitor,then go to control panel>personalization>display>connect to a projector>extend,then turn on the second monitor,then configure for brightness etc.
 

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Okay so i have two monitors, and an NVIDIA 8400GS i want to use both of them for my fullscreen games.. as in make them both look like one big monitor.. how can i do this??

A:Help setting up Dual monitor(Making both one)

Simple answer is that you can't.

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Bought an Acer this morning.I searched all the settings for display and tried various things but nothing changes.On this website, the page changes from gray to yellow tinted.Everywhere else it just appears to get brighter and dimmer.I am using a planar monitor that was working perfectly until I plugged it into the Acer.I had to buy an HDMI conversion plug to connect it.Thanks.

A:My new Aspire is making my monitor get brighter & ...

I tried to take screen captures displaying both the normal & yellow tinted screens but it doesn't appear in a screenshot.

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Bought an Acer this morning.I searched all the settings for display and tried various things but nothing changes.On this website, the page changes from gray to yellow tinted.Everywhere else it just appears to get brighter and dimmer.I am using a planar monitor that was working perfectly until I plugged it into the Acer.I had to buy an HDMI conversion plug to connect it.Thanks.

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