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1answer
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Connecting Lenovo E545 laptop to HP ZR2740W display - low resolution

I have Lenovo E545 laptop. It has VGA & HDMI video outputs. AMD Radeon HD 8450G Graphics Display: HP ZR2740W It has DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs. First I bought following cable: ...
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Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry

I've tried a lot of things but I can't seem to get it working correctly. Below is my setup. Laptop is a Dell Latitude E6535, which has Video chip/card NVidia NVS 5200M. I have two external AOC IPS ...
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1answer
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Are there any contraindications for using laptop vertically?

I'm planning to purchase a separate monitor for using with laptop (lenovo e520) but due to lack of space on the desk I'm going to put laptop into a vertical position with closed lid. Is there any ...
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1answer
190 views

Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop in 2013? [duplicate]

I know about the 2009 question: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? It's 2013 now and I want to know if anything has changed. I want a laptop with two external displays, to make three in ...
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1answer
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Adding a 3rd Monitor to my HP pavilion g7

I currently have a HP pavilion g7 laptop with a samsung 17" monitor plugged in via a RGB port. I am currently considering purchasing another screen so that i can run 3 screens in total. If i purchased ...
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1answer
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multiple laptops to monitor

I have a monitor which i have connected to a laptop. The laptop and monitor are connected using some kind of USB wire. This allows me to connect my keyboard and mouse to the monitor. I am using VGA ...
0
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1answer
411 views

Laptop connected to external monitor results in desktop overflow

I have a laptop (MSi FX600) connected to an external monitor (Toshiba 19AV500U) with the screen resolution set to the monitors recommended setting of 1440x900. The problem is the desktop is ...
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2answers
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Closing laptop lid and using external display causes mouse to move on it's own

I plugged my ASUS Taichi Laptop into an external monitor via the VGA Adapter that it comes with. It was working fine, but then I configured a power option so I could shut the lid without it going to ...
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1answer
45 views

Laptop as External Screen

I've the following laptop: Samsung 700G7C and I want to use it as external monitor for my DELL Server, wonder if it's possible at all and if so what do I need to do that.
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3answers
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Unable to get 2560 X 1440 resolution to work

Problem - I can't get 2560x1440 high resolution to work on my Dell 27" U2713HM Monitor. Details - I have a Dell E6520 LAPTOP running 64 bit Windows 8. The highest resolution on the laptop is ...
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1answer
140 views

Remove lvds and use external monitor

My laptop hinges recently broke off and I wish to use my laptop sort of like media player connected to a TV. For now, I can just switch to external VGA display after the OS boots. I want to remove ...
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1answer
148 views

Use laptop display screen with usb

I have a separate HP laptop monitor. I wanted to know if possible how can I use it with another laptop. That means I want to connect a monitor to a laptop. Is there any usb converter for this, to ...
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1answer
1k views

“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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1answer
484 views

Using HDMI output from Dell M1530 with a dead screen

I've got a now fairly old Dell M1530 laptop (that has had various problems due to the well documented overheating issues) that has in the last week had its LCD panel die on me. It's not the inverter ...
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3answers
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Cannot enter BIOS due to broken screen

Lately my laptop(hp g42 247sb) screen is damaged, so I hook it up with a external monitor(LG something) and it works fine now. But the only annoying thing is I cannot navigate the BIOS menu for some ...
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2answers
827 views

Trouble getting external monitor to connect to laptop

I have a Dell XPS M1530 whose display card seems to have fried out. Nothing shows up on the screen although I know the laptop boots up just fine. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor ...
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1answer
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Portable Display doesn't work anymore [closed]

My USB portable monitor will not work since I installed the hard drive onto an HP laptop. I have installed all the new hardware drivers and do not have any more device issues in device manager view. ...
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0answers
210 views

My EliteBook is not auto picking 1080p for external monitor, poor display on forcing

I'm connecting my Samsung LED S22A300B to my HP EliteBook 6930p through VGA out. Laptop has Intel 4500MHD video card. I have latest drivers installed for both card and monitor. Only 800x600 and ...
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1answer
939 views

Windows 7 laptop screen stays blank after unplugging external monitor

I have an HP ProBook 4730s with ATI video card (don't know the exact type atm). At work I use an external monitor. But when I booted my PC today the screen stayed bank during the entire boot process ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 scales down image on external display

As the title says and you can see in the image: The monitor is connected through HDMI to my laptop. My screen settings are as you can see on the image, full res on both displays (1080p on external, ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I connect the screen of a laptop as an external display?

I do not want to use a functional laptop as a display. I have a brand new replacement screen for a laptop that I would like to mod into my desktop computer case. I want to connect it to the computer ...
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1answer
193 views

Dual monitor laptop recommendation [closed]

I'm considering to bu a laptop, which should have two HDMI ports for external monitors, and with which I can create a tripple monitor setup (2 external and laptop's own). My google skills could not ...
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3answers
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How to find the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card?

I have an older laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset as its graphics card. At the moment, it connected to an external display with a resolution of 1680x1050 (this is the native ...
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1answer
2k views

Picture becomes blurry when connecting Laptop to HD TV via HDMI

I have connected my new Acer S3 to my P2270HD Samsung 1080P TV. I selected 1920x1080 and adjusted the picture as good as possible, but the picture is very blurry. Previously I used the VGA input from ...
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2answers
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Will my laptop support HDMI HD resolution if it doesn't support VGA bigger than 1280x1024?

I have an issue with using external display on my Acer travel mate 5742G with Windows 7. I have connected it to my montor through VGA and it cannot get bigger resolution than 1280x1024 while having ...
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3answers
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Laptop delivers blurry image to external monitors

I have 3 laptops in my hand at the moment. One Old Toshiba, a DELL and a Sony Vaio. The only one that delivers a crisp image to my external monitor is the Dell. Both others have blurry, bad quality ...
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Can a DELL Latitude E6420 run 3 external monitors?

I am trying t find out if there is a way my DELL E6420 can run 3 external monitors? I currently run 2 with the laptop screen as the third using a Dell docking station. The docking station still ...
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1answer
566 views

How to use second PC as extended monitor

I have 2 PC's (notebook). Both have Windows 7 32bit. They are cross connected with LAN cable. How to use PC 2 as extended monitor of PC 1 ? I want to achieve same effect as I would connect external ...
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1answer
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How do we “freeze” the display on an external display?

I currently have an external display connected to my laptop. How can we temporarily "freeze" the screen of the external display, such that we can continue using the laptop without having the screen ...
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1answer
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Laptop screen is cracked, external monitor only mirroring the broken laptop screen

I did something stupid. When my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop screen cracked and went all crazy and I couldn't see anything, I attached it to an external monitor and pressed Fn + F5 and it worked. But ...
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3answers
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Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop lid close

I have a new dell XPS laptop. My external Dell monitor attached to my laptop.Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached ...
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3answers
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Asus Windows 7 laptop's external monitor has a yellow tint

I bought an Asus G73S laptop and plugged in my old monitor but noticed it had a yellow hue. At first I thought it was the cable but figured out that if I went to display settings and used the ...
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1answer
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Laptop resolution on external monitor?

I own Compaq CQ62 15.6" with Intel HD Graphics card, its max resolution is 1366 x 786, I like to increase the resolution but the only option which I figured out is to get an external monitor, I have ...
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1answer
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Prevent laptop with external monitor from reverting to built-in screen after waking from sleep

I have a new HP Mini Note running Windows 7 Starter. It mostly stays on the desktop with an external widescreen and whenever I'm not using it I close the lid, thus putting it to sleep. Now more often ...
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2answers
596 views

Nvidia GeForce GT 240M to 3 external monitors?

I have an Acer Aspire 8735G-6502 that has an Nvidia GeForce GT 240M chipset and only one VGA port for an external monitor. I am looking to set it up with something like 3 external monitors, but I ...
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1answer
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Connecting an external monitor

I plan to connect my laptop to a 22" external monitor. My earlier laptop crashed a few days ago because of the video card problem. I am not an expert in this, but still would like to know connecting ...
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3answers
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How to turn off the laptop monitor when using an external monitor?

I have a Toshiba Laptop and I have searched all over the place for a solution to the following problem. I use a Toshiba DynaDock to connect to an external monitor. I used to have Windows Vista, and ...
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3answers
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Two virtual computers using one laptop?

I have a laptop and an external display. I am able to use the external display either as extended desktop OR duplicate desktop. I also use a separate keyboard and mouse. So effectively, the laptop ...
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2answers
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Can I connect two other monitors to my Dell Studio XPS?

I currently have a Dell Studio XPS laptop that I connect to an external monitor with the standard VGA output. I have also bought a Display port to DVI connector that I would like to connect to ...
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1answer
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Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected

I have had a bad day. Among today's events, the LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until ...
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1answer
1k views

How to make Ubuntu to detect my secondary (a CRT with a laptop) display?

How to make Ubuntu (10.10, today daily iso build) to detect my secondary display (a 18'' Dell CRT attached to a laptop with Intel 82852/855GM graphics)? Currently it "sees" only one "unknown" 0Hz ...
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1answer
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Prevent laptop from going to sleep when I close the lid, but only if I'm connected to an external display

When I'm connected to an external display, I would like to close the laptop without it going to sleep. When I'm not connected to an external display, I would like to have closing the lid put the ...
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3answers
1k views

Dead laptop screen rewired to external only right from boot-up?

I have a Compaq CQ50-215CA laptop and after a year and 5 months, the screen is completely distorted now. I plan on removing the screen soon, but I realize that the BIOS screen, OS select and Vista ...
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3answers
3k views

How can I quickly change display settings from dual monitor to single monitor on laptop?

I have my laptop (running Windows XP SP3) at work hooked up to an external monitor. Whenever I unplug the external monitor (time to go home!) I have to manually change the display settings. This ...
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3answers
4k views

Is it possible to use a laptop as an external monitor?

I need to create a multi-monitor setup for my desktop computer but I have no additional monitors with me right now, aside from my laptop. Is it possible to use my laptop screen as an external monitor? ...
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2answers
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3 screens on W500 + ATI V5700 + docking station

I've got Lenovo W500 with D-SUB and DVI ports. Most of the time I work with a docking station which has D-SUB and DVI ports, as well. I used to have laptop + 22" monitor (DVI) configuration. Now ...
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2answers
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“Input not Supported” on external monitor

when it rains, it pours! Im helping a friend with his Dell Inspiron 1520. The hdd crashed and and top of that, the screen is cracked. I've replaced the hdd (SATA-5400), but the lcd replacement is ...
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2answers
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Toshiba Satellite U500 - Totally Damaged LCD

I accidentally damaged my Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop which resulted in a totally unusable LCD. The LCD panel has some cracks on it, and I can only see black & white spots; the laptop frame ...
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3answers
925 views

My external monitor flickers when using with Vista, but not with XP/Linux

I bought a new Dell Monitor ST 2410 model (24 inch). It works great when I connect my XP laptop to it or my Linux box. But when I connect it to my HP Laptop (Dv 6000 series) which has Vista on it. The ...
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setting external monitor blind. laptopscreen broke

my laptop screen is fully broken cracked all over so i cant see anything at all but i believe the computer still thinks the screen works so when i plug in an external monitor nothing happens because i ...