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Q: Adding external monitor to laptop

I plugged a HP monitor,(mfg date 2003, supported Win 2000, XP) into the VGA connector of my laptop computer but my computer does not seem to recognize that there is a monitor connected because the monitor screen shows message "check video cable". The cable is a VGA to VGA and is brand new. The monitor power cable is supplying power to the monitor. My laptop uses Win 7, I tried all 4 options in the display setting and none of them send an image to the monitor( duplicate, extend, projector). Besides no video image being sent to the monitor, when I tried the extend choice in the display settings, still no image being sent to the ext monitor and also my laptop screen goes completely dark and I have to unplug the ext monitor in order to get my desktop screen back on the laptop.
The monitor seems ok. It should be able to work with my laptop, right? If anyone can help with this I'd appreciate it.

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A: Adding external monitor to laptop

See if Control Panel -> Windows Mobility Center -> Display tells you anything useful.

Try restarting the machine with the external monitor attached.

You might not get anything on either display, but give it a shot.
There's a key sequence to switch monitors, but I can never recall it.

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I have a Pavillion 23xi backlit monitor which I have had for about 3 years.  I just purchased a new HP Pavillion 15t notebook.  I want to hook the monitor up to the notebook and I don't understand the steps that I need to do.Thank you

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Hello,

I have an HP laptop fitted with an external monitor port, is it as simple as plugging the monitor in to extend the desktop, or do I need to configure the laptop in someway.

Regards....Mike
 

A:Solved: Adding an external monitor to a laptop

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Can a External Monitor be added to a HP Pavilion All-in-One - 23-q152m CTO (Touch) ?











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A:Adding External monitor

There is an HDMI output port at the rear of your PC. You will need a display with an HDMI input port and an HDMI cable. See the following image for the location of the port.   

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I would like to install a 2nd monitor on my PC (Lenovo H50-50)
I plugged a 2nd monitor with the upper VGA port of my computer but the computer don't recognize this 2nd monitor.
How can I do ?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I would like to install a 2nd monitor on my PC (Lenovo H50-50)I plugged a 2nd monitor with the upper VGA port of my computer but the computer don't recognize this 2nd monitor.How can I do ?

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I am unable to connect an external monitor to my ThinkCentre All-in-One.The ThinkCentre seems not to even recognise the additional device although both cable and monitor have tested as working on another machine.Tried adding device but not recognised I have read mention of displayports and VGA but presumably as the machine is all in one the internal monitor is already configured to displayport.Obviously as there is no alternative the external moitor is connected to the VGA output. Any ideas please

A:Adding external monitor to Thinkcentre All-in-One

Hello barthes and welcome to community,
 
Please make sure you are using the updated version video driver to use dual display.
 
If them also the issue continues then share the system 7 digit machine type number.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I cannot figure out how to connect this to my tv screen??? I can hook all my laptops with just an HDMI, but this all-in one machine only has USB ports and a serial port---any ideas????

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I want to view Netflix "view now" videos online with an external monitor. What's the easiest way to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Adding a 22" Dell External Monitor to 15" Dell M70 Laptop

Get a 22" Dell monitor and connect it to the vga port on your laptop. There is an Fn + (some other key) that will enable the external monitor. You can press the Fn+(some other key) combination so that either the laptop display is used, the external display is used or have it set so both are used for the display. Typically the combination is the Fn key plus one of the F keys at the top of you keyboard.
 

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I have a Dell XPS 13 9360. I connect it to an external monitor (HP LE1901w) through a Dell DA100 adapter. I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and as a driver for the adapter I use the latest given by DisplayLink.
If I want to use both monitors (the built-in display and the external one at the same time, the latter with VGA connection) I get problems with the size of the windows. 
Just for information, for the built-in monitor I use a rescaling of 2, and I really need to do that otherwise it would be impossible for me to read it.
I figured out that, going into System settings-Monitor, one has necessarily to choose one option for  "rescale the contents of the window to match:" and then one has to choose between the monitor with smallest or biggest controls. Both choices are bad for me, because either the external monitor gets windows too big or the built-in montior gets windows too small.
How to fix that?

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

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

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I recently bought an Averatec laptop and wanted to plug my DVD burner into it through USB. I installed all the software and when I plugged in the drive, Windows says "New CD-ROM Drive Found" then instantly restarts. I'm using the drive right now on my desktop so it can't be the drive malfunctioning. This same thing happens when I try to plug a DVD camera into my laptop. Any other USB device works on my laptop except external CD/DVD drives. I've called customer support but they were no help.

Here's what I've done so far:
1) Updated USB drivers
2) Uninstalled then reinstalled USB drivers
3) Performed full system recovery via recovery disk that came with laptop
4) Tried all three USB ports on laptop, same result

The laptop has Windows XP Home SP2. Any help would be appreciated! :approve:
 

A:Laptop restart when adding external CD-ROM

try using other known good usb perhiprals on the laptop in question. if they don't work on the laptop, you're looking at a laptop with bad usb hardware.
 

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I have an old laptop, still in very good condition, and I want to attach an hdmi second dual screen so I can use the laptop screen for gui and the second hdmi screen for code.
Is there a converter I can plug into my vga external port that will connect into a hdmi port and work as modern dual screen technology does?
 

A:Adding an external dual screen to a vga laptop

Yes. There's many different kinds. Just did a search on Amazon.com for "VGA to HDMI" and the following came up. Click HERE
 

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When I try to add my external hard drive to my old laptop - Win98 - it asks me to reformat it. What can I do about this? Of course - I don't want to reformat it - I'll lose everything!
 

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Hello, trying to add a monitor to my laptop. I get a picture on both screen, however, when I close the laptop, I lose both screens. I have toggled every combination on the 'Display' screen in 'PC Setings' but haven't found the correct toggles as yet. Most of my periphials work(still adding) but not the display when I close laptop. Trying to make a desktop out of the laptop. I have it above me on shelf 18" above work area on a cooler/blower. Ideally, I want the laptop to come alive when opened, if and when I need to go to it for maintenance, etc. Where do I go to make my monitor the main screen? Monitor is a Samsung 24SD300. Thank you all for your help here!

A:Adding Monitor to Laptop

Power Settings. As for Screen decision, that is under the Mobility Center.

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Have a freshly manufacturer refurbished Latitude E6410 laptop running Win7 Ultimate, 64 bit, SP1. Can't get it to detect a free standing Dell monitor or a Samsung flat screen TV using the PS2 or USB ports. I do this all the time with my other Win 7 and XP machines. Does this thing not have a good enough graphics card for this or what's the issue? Should be simple but just won't detect it in display settings as other Win 7 machines do.

A:adding a monitor to a laptop

Hello Ridgerunner mate I would be inclined to use the VGA output as it will give you much better graphics - if your monitors have the same connection - see pic

The resolution on that machine I see is better than usual so why not use a better connector??

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I have a 17" HP Envy Touchsmart laptop and am trying to add my HP w2207 LCD monitor as a second monitor. My main purpose for adding the second monitor, was to be able to watch movies on a larger screen format. These are the following outputs on the monitor: DVI and VGAThe laptop has two HDMI inputs and several USB inputs I have connected the second monitor to the laptop using an HDMI to VGA adapter. The computer recognizes the monitor and when I  get into configuring the monitor that is where I am getting problems, or things aen't working as I expected. When I go into "Extend", all I see is my desktop on the second monitor minus the Icons and if I'm watchig a movie on the laptop, I lose the audio on the laptop. If I chose "Duplicate", there is no picture on the second monitor and on the laptop I have a picture but no audio. If I chose "Second Screen Only", there is a picture and my Icons on that monitor but no audio if I'm watching a movie. Not sure if what I'm trying to do is at all possible . Are my connections correct and are there settings I have to make that I hven't done?  

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Hello,
 
I added a Dell monitor to my laptop (duo core running Win7) in order to have a much larger screen space to work with.  It worked however the color flickers every 15+ seconds or so!  I made sure the proper driver was installed for this monitor (and it is), and I checked my connections (all good).  I even unplugged the monitor and replugged it back in, rebooted twice and still the flickering occurs.  The monitor is pretty much brand new as it has rarely been used.  It came with a Dell system I purchased of which I already had a larger, better quality monitor for.
 
???
 
Thanks for any tips/help in getting this fixed!
 
 

A:Adding monitor to laptop causes flickering?

Hello and Welcome -
Here is what may be your answer (found at the Dell Laptop Forum) -
 
> after connecting a monitor to your laptop via VGA port you have to press either "F1" or  "F1" & "FN" to switch between internal,external,extend etc options.
> during boot up you have to press "F1" & "FN" to see the BIOS or Boot menus
 
> VGA monitors can only work within a certain range of resolution and frequency but usually cope very well with normal laptop screen settings.Unless you use more than 10 year old monitors you should be fine....
 
Thank You -

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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Hi everyone!I have the V310-15ISK Laptop. I need to install the second battery for increase battery life using the DVD lector cage. In the Hardware Maintenance Manual , page 92 says I need to install the 2nd Battery, V310 CP/C L15C2P01 7.6V35Wh 2cell bty (PN:5B10L04162) or the 2nd Battery, V310 SY L15L2P01 7.6V35Wh 2cell bty (PN:5B10L04211) and the assembly Second Battery Board Q 80SY (PN:5C50L70682). THe question is if I need to buy this assy or maybe it is already installed on the computer. Is there a way to check it?. Or maybe be only necessary getting the battery and not the assy? My Machine Type is Model: 80SY02CKLM. All replys are welcome.THanks.

A:V310-15ISK Laptop - Adding the secondary (external) battery

Hi Jose,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
  
This system is configured with Optical disk drive (not a dummy) which needs to be remove first in order to use 2nd battery in your system. Also you have to purchase the Second battery board as system was equipped with ODD here, which contains the ODD board. 
You can check the components of your system by using Lenovo Parts lookup
 
I hope the above information helped you. 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Hi, How can I connect second external monitor to my  EliteBook 2170p in an extended view so that I can see different views on all three monitors .I mean I have one Laptop screen , another external Monitor connected to it via VGA or DVI cable.I can see or project onto the external monitor by selecting the extended option.Now I want to connect one more monitor and have it in extended view so that I have three different views .Please ask me for any information required.I have Intel HD Graphics 4000 card showing under the Device Manager under the Display adapters.Do I need any external Graphics card ?What hardware I require to achieve this?Thanks in advance !Regards,Softy

A:Adding second monitor to the EliteBook 2170p laptop

Hi, Probably the simplest option is to buy a docking station which supports two MORE monitors (or DisplayLink certified). There are many around inclucding USB 3.0 docks         http://www.displaylink.com/products/universal-docking-stations Regards.

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Hi All,
I have an external Envision flatscreen monitor that I have been using attached to my laptop for around a year. I have the monitor displaying on both laptop and the external Monitor. Just recently I had a pc issue which I have rectified and my external monitor since rectifying that issue now displays fuzzy. What can I troubleshoot to find out my issue. I've reviewed the Graphics and Display Properties. It is currently sitting at 1024 by 768, Color: True Color and Refresh 60HZ. The odd thing is that when I am in Display Properties, Settings tab, the left monitor in top is black (this should be my laptop) and the right monitor in the pic, which should be my external monitor is gr3y. When I have pressed on the black monitor, and press Identify it indicates 1. When I press on the grey monitor and press identify, it says it is not active, although I do have an image on my external monitor (fuzzy image). When I click the arrow on 'Extend my Windows Desktop this monitor' the right monitor then is black and when I press on it and press 'Identify' it says it is 1 as well. Is this correct. I know this has nothing to do with the fuzziness but still thought I might see if this is an issue or not.
When I right click on my desktop and go into Graphics Properties - I just get confused as to what this is all about. When I go into Display Tab the Monitor is checked, I can check on any of the others i.e. Notebook, Intel Dual display clone or Extended Desktop. Re... Read more

A:Fuzzy External Monitor - Laptop Monitor ok

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The laptop our family shares recently had its monitor broken. It displays half of the screen, but will not stop shaking. I have it hooked up to an external monitor, but I am unable to use it to display the laptop screen without changing the display settings via the laptop. Is there some command I can use to set the external monitor to display the laptop screen? Or do I need to replace the laptop screen?
 

A:using an external monitor as a primary monitor for a laptop

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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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Gateway ML6732 and Sanyo 42" LCD


I have a VGA to DVI connector and then DVI to HDMI into an LCD 42" tv.

I tried the Fn F4 key and only the screen flashes on the laptop. I tried going through display settings and no luck. There is a "detect external projector" function and nothing is detected. TV is not getting a signal.


Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

A:External monitor for laptop...

That laptop doesn't have Nvidia drivers, does it?
Have you tried changing the display settings?
Do you still have the manual for your TV?

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Hi, I am really need help. Trying many ways but nothing helps.
My laptop doesn't recognize my external monitor. 
I was trying to connect monitor to my friend's dell laptop (he have smaller laptop, but very similar with mine) and all works just instantly after connect.
At the same time, on my laptop external monitor was work after many actions with drivers, uefi, etc. And in the end I don't understand what factors can help me in past to connect with monitor. But I can say, that external monitor works at first time after install drivers and rebooting pc, I think.
Recently I reinstall my operating system and trying to connect external monitor again - as I expect - laptop doesn't recognize it again. To resolve it, I am install the drivers, trying actions, that helps me, how i think, in past. In the end - nothing works and laptop doesn't recognize the external monitor again, like in past.

All characteristics that can help are below.

Laptop - Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
Motherboard System - UEFI A14

Video Cards
Integrated - Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete - AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M Series (Mars)

External Monitor - IIyama Prolite XB2483HSU

Connection between laptop & monitor - HDMI-HDMI

My Thoughts
I really don't understand what happens. In past I have the experience to connect different laptops and external monitors and always it was very easy. Just put in hdmi cabel and all works! I can't understand what's wrong with my laptop. ... Read more

A:Laptop & External Monitor

Ok, I found the solution! From random posts in internet I was create list of different actions to resolve my problem & one of them help me.
Solution.
1. Disconnect the external display
2. Restart Windows, and disable SecureBoot from BIOS (also must be uefi boot mode instead of legacy)
3. Once you are logged into Windows, re-install the display drivers.
I want to tell more about this paragraph.
How do I re-install display drivers?
- Open Device Manager
- Delete Intel Graphic device & his drivers
- Delete AMD Graphic device & his drivers
- When you delete graphic devices & drivers windows must start to search for drivers in internet and trying to install them (windows must have permission to install drivers automatically)
- When install starts - just waiting for the end - it can install about 5-10 minutes
4. After install connect the monitor - if monitor still doesn't work (like in my situation), reboot laptop again and leave the monitor on & connect to laptop.
Monitor must work after this at Welcome screen moment.
5. If it doesn't work yet
- try standard fn+F1 combination (it must work already after all that you've done before)
- wait about 5 minutes for windows (it can start to download some drivers for monitor - I think it's the most important moment - at my situation this drivers start to download before last laptop reboot) and than reboot laptop again with the monitor on & connect to laptop
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okay i have just bought a 42 inch toshiba hd ready tv and i want to connect my laptop to it via vga. however when i do this the tv doesnt display on the whole screen (just a square part of it). i have tried to change the res settings on the laptop but the tv just says settings out of range or something. please help
thanks
smithy

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I have an Inspiron 8200 Dell Laptop and want to hook up an external monitor that I have. I plug the monitor cable into the back of the laptop and through settings can bring up the wallpaper on my laptop and drag items over to the monitor but what I want to do is to only utilize the external monitor. I don't want to have to drag items over across the screens. Is there a way to disable the monitor on the laptop and only use the external monitor?
 

A:Using external monitor on laptop

Press the function key, it's purple I think and says fn, and then press the F8 key CRT/LCD.
 

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But have no idea how to do it. Does anyone know how I might do this? I'd ideally like to rig it up to an HDMI adapter, but VGA would be fine as well.

A:Want to rig up an old laptop lid as an external monitor.

Kbronski, Sorry to tell you this but the screen on a laptop is not the same as a external monitor.. It requires the electronics from the laptop to drive it. So the answer is no.

Rich

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I just bought a laptop with a shattered screen. It's an HP Pavilion dv2315nr. Nothing custom or altered. It works fine, but with the screen broken, and me unable to afford a replacement yet, it's basically just a desktop for now.

My problem is that I've been trying to use it with an LCD monitor. I hook it up, but the picture doesn't automatically transfer to the LCD like older laptops did. HP designed it so that you have to press the FN+F4 keys to switch to an external dispay. No matter how many times I try, it won't switch to the LCD. I've tried it at various points during the startup, and varied the ways I press the key combo. It did switch a couple times the first day I had it, but Windows Vista has a password on it so I couldn't go farther. When I restarted to try and do a system restore, it switched back to the laptop's display.

I need this thing to immediately switch to the LCD when it turns on so I can do a system restore and use it until I get a replacement screen. To do a system restore, I have to press F11 immediately while starting up. I've done that, waited a few minutes, and tried to switch to the LCD. It won't do it. And I can't think of anything else to try.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Is it possible to use an external monitor as the only monitor via laptop besides setting the external monitor to the secondary monitor and closing the lid of the laptop making it as if the external monitor was the only monitor? I ask this extremely lengthy question because I am trying to run my display at 1360x768 but my laptop monitor is only 1280x768 crippling the display of the external monitor. (edit: this theory is incorrect. I can only blame the laptop driver's inability to display the higher resolution.For some reason it can display 1360x768, but only when panning in 1280x768)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I'm thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi, but I don't have a monitor I can use.  Is it possible to connect it to the HDMI port on my P50 laptop, and use the laptop as a monitor?  I've seen this done on Apple computers, and it seems like it should work here too.

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i have a samsung syncmaster 915N that i am trying to hook up to one of my laptops and am having no luck. i have two hp's one is a pavillion dv4, the other is a dv6000. i tried messing with every setting i could find on both computers and can't get anything but a black screen to show up on the samsung monitor. it came from a desktop that crashed so i know it works. i tried the function key that looks like the monitor as well.
any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

A:External Monitor to Laptop

You do not mention the operating system.Are you wanting to use both monitors at once ore are you experiencing trouble with the built in monitor?When you plug in the external monitor is it detected? Does it show up in Device Manager under monitors?If you are running XP. Go to Control Panel > Display > do not recall the exact path from this point. But under one of the tabs will be a black window. In the window should be two monitors. There will be options to set the primary and secondary monitors as well as an option to "Extend Desktop into this monitor" or similarly worded. Is it checked?

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Trying to use my laptop with an external HP monitor; I have them connected; using FN & F4 keys I can toggle between displays (monitors) or both.  However, when only external monitor is on (which I want), & I close the laptop lid (as the HP monitor is designed to slide the laptop under it), the laptop shuts off & the external monitor goes dark. How do I keep the laptop on when the lid/screen is closed?  (HP Tech Support wants $49 to tell me.) Thanks.

A:External Monitor with laptop

Hi, Right click the Battery icon in the Taskbar and select Power Options. In the following window, select 'Choose what closing the lid does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, next to the heading 'When I close the lid' set this to 'Do nothing' in the dropdown menu for both 'On battery' and 'Plugged in'. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the window to apply this change. Regards, DP-K  

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Hi

In general I use my laptop in one place, so I use external keyboard and monitor. Most of my stuff I do only on external monitor, but when i work (code and stuff) I like using both monitors (external as main + laptop monitor as secondary).

The problem is with switching between views. All I do is open laptop if I wanna use both monitors and close it if I don't need external. I have two problems:
1. After doing this operation (either open or close) windows will freeze for like almost 2 seconds before "adding" extra monitor - which is really annoying

2. I use my external monitor as default ALWAYS. But during this 'switching time' all applications which are set up to 'full screen' are changed to be 'still fullscreen' but smaller, like maybe 1-2 pixels smaller, and this is really annoying. To make it 'real fullscreen' again i have to switch it to smaller window - and maximalize again.
I hope You understand what I'm saying.
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I really have problem with fixing at least second problem. I would be happy with the way it was in windows XP - so "laptop-monitor" is always reachable for applications - even when it's not active.

I have windows 7 x64
Nvidia optimus with Nvidia gt540m and intel card graphic

setting default GPU to Nvidia or intel doesn't affect the problem

A:Laptop + external monitor

You probably have different resolutions between the two monitors, so a maximized window on one, won't be the same size on the other. You may not have this issue if the screens are set at the same resolution. I recall having consistent results back when I had a laptop + external monitor which both had the same (1440x900) native resolution.

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Hello

I have a laptop with two VGA (intel & nvidia). I can connect external monitor with HDMI (clone mode), only with intel (from intel's menu).
is there any way to connect the external monitor with the nvidia card?

A:laptop with two VGA & external monitor

If the nVidia adapter is VGA only you'd have to use an adapter/cable to HDMI.
https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.I1JZY1Of5H0

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i am temporarily using my daughter's old laptop. the screen isnt working so i have plugged an old monitor into it. unfortunately i cant get the settings changed for this monitor such as pixel size. any ideas on how i can ?
 

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Hello,

A recent tragedy has left the display on my laptop inop. only approximately 1/10th of the display in the top left corner remains. I have an old Dell flat panel monitor that I wanted to hook up to have at least some functionality while I pursued a new computer or a replacement monitor. (feel free to comment on this as well).

When I hooked up the monitor, it worked as I had hoped. I saw my entire desktop on the external monitor. The only issue was the resolution was different making everything appear too large for the screen. I adjusted the resolution, and next thing I know, the only option is to "stretch monitor across both screens". This leaves the toolbar and all icons on the screen that does not work. All I have been able to do is to drag the toolbar to the external monitor and just restore/move any windows that open to that monitor. This is very cumbersome and too much for my wife to deal with.

I have a feeling that adjusting the resolution is what started my trouble. Please remember when giving advice that my primary monitor has only about 10% usable space, this makes accessing many tools difficult.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions,

Scott

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1505 running xp media center. The video card is a radeon 256 and I think it is integrated, but I don't know the complete specs. Can get them from Dell if needed.
 

A:External monitor for laptop

If you use the ATI Catalyst Control you should be able to close the display to the external monitor.

Or Press FN and one of the F# keys on the keyboard and it should also enable the secondary monitor as an identical clone to the LCD panel.
 

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Dumb question?  To use an external monitor on my Inspiron, what port do I plug into on the laptop? 

A:using an external monitor on laptop

It depends on the system model -- specifically which type of port(s) it has -- and on the monitor, and the same.
No one can answer without knowing those two things.

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