An external display is a display device, such as a TV, projector, or extra monitor, that is not the primary display for the computer. Use this tag if your question is specific to the external display, rather than about multiple monitors in general.

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xfx radeon 7870 can't support dual monitors

I've been on multiple threads trying to figure this out. I have a few different monitors and only one will work at a time on my computer. I am currently only using the VGA to DVI adapters and only the ...
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Does the Samsung NP700Z5A feature a Mini DisplayPort?

These are the specifications of the Samsung NP700Z5A: From these specs, here's a screenshot of one of the port sections: Does the 'Display Port' in this screenshot correspond to a 'Mini Display ...
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No signal found Spectre X40 LCD TV, hdmi

I hope this is relevant to this forum. I am attempting to connect a small Android powered device with an HDMI output to a Spectre X40 LCD Television. No matter which port I use, I still receive a ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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why my lcd displays like out of signal

My external monitor appears like in image on random time, I have to power off the monitor and on again to get working. It is making me crazy. I am using: Macbook pro 2012 model external monitor ...
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Slave a computer screen display through USB port

I usually slave my university computer displays by hooking up a vga cable from my laptop to the screen, but recently the uni has upgraded their PCs and the vga ports are hidden behind a locked port ...
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What is the process for diagnosing a ViewSonic Monitor? [closed]

I have a ViewSonic monitor that has been busted for quite some time. I've been researching it and i still have no clue as to why it doesn't work. It doesn't turn on. Or rather, it will turn on, but ...
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2560x1440 Landscape matching pixels-per-inch with 1920x1080 Portrait

I currently use 2 x 1920x1080 27" monitors, but find on a large screen size the resolution is lacking at times. I am looking for a main 27" monitor @ 2560x1440 in landscape, and a second 21.5" ...
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External Monitor for LapTop - screen displays “modern art visual”?

Connected a never used (new) HP Monitor to my Dell LapTop 4 days ago. All worked great for 2.5 days. Next time I turned on the laptop the external screen displays a "modern art" visual. I've ...
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External Acer monitor says “cable not connected” when hooked up to Toshiba laptop

I hooked up my Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista to an external Acer monitor. The monitor shows a "cable not connected" message. I double-checked all the connections and they are hooked up correctly. ...
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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 ...
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Monitor identified as Generic Non-PNP monitor

My Dell Latitude running Windows 7 64 bit will not recognize my monitor - it comes up as Generic Non-PnP rather than ACER 231H. Based on another comment on this forum, I've run DumpEID: DumpEDID ...
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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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How is an external monitor recognised?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (and also on Snow Leopard as far as I know) external monitors are somehow recognised and remembered by my laptop. For example: When I change the wallpaper on the external ...
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Does a micro-HDMI (type D) cable with an adapter work normally for computer-monitor connection?

I'm considering using a micro-HDMI (type D) to HDMI cable with an adapter on the micro-HDMI end to connect my computer to my monitor. I want to use micro-HDMI because I'm passing the cable through a ...
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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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How do PC monitor integrated menus work? [closed]

Your PC monitor usually has a menu button which allows you to directly control the monitors configuration like sharpness, aspect, volume, etc.. On mine there is an 'overlay' menu when you press the ...
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Having trouble getting full 2560x1440 resolution output from a Mac Book Pro

I just got a Dell U2713hm to hook up to my Mac Book Pro. I thought it was a 2560x1440 monitor but I'm only getting 2048x1152. I'm using the mini display port to VGA, am I just stuck with the lower ...
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Viewing Long Documents on Projector Vertically

Is there any such thing as being able to use a projector vertically so that you can view entire documents that are usually narrow in width and longer in length without having to scroll? In our ...
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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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Using extern monitor with multitouch to control pc - which cabel to use? [closed]

I have NEC MultiSync V321 monitor to testing and I want connect it to my notebook. I have hdmi cabel and display is fine but I can't control it. So I am asking if somebody knows that I must do some ...
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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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Docking solution for ultrabooks [closed]

I am seeking to interface with my Samsung Series 9 ultrabook through a larger screen and separate mouse/keyboard, ideally in a manner similar to how Lenovos are commonly docked in corporate ...
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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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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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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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Zotac NVida GT640 2GB Video Card Mini HDMI output

I cannot get my 42" Samsung TV to show my computer on the HDMI cable which has a mini HDMI cable hooked to the computer. It works fine if I use the DVI connections from the tv to the computer but I ...
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What will put more strain on eyes? 19“ Monitor or 15” Laptop screen? [closed]

I have purchased 19" Dell Square Monitor (E1690S) with 1280x1024 resolution, so that I can easily look at the Source Code at a glance in Visual Studio and read other things well. But, I am wondering, ...
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Macbook pro crashes occasionally on dual monitor

I'm using a Macbook pro 13' mid 2010 running OS X Lion 10.7.5. I just got a Viewsonic 24' monitor (2450wm-LED), and I connect it to my mbp using a miniport to VGA adapter (this one on Amazon). However ...
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Any option to turn off laptop display when I remote login to it from desktop?

My laptop has Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (Dell latitude E5420). I am using MSTSC on desktop computer, which also has Windows 7 Ultimate installed on it. Is there any option to turn off laptop ...
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How many external monitors can be used with the 2012 iMac with a 2GB video card?

Apple allows for the latest iMac (released late 2012) to be upgraded to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5 video card. Does this upgrade enable more than the standard two external monitors that ...
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Can I achieve a higher resolution with an external monitor for my mac?

I have an old ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB graphic card with my late 2006 MacBookPro model. The system preference display only a 1440 x 900 resolution and all documentations I found say the same. My ...
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Display fails about ~2 minutes. Just stops outputting to monitors

I am experiencing a strange problem... I am on a windows 7 system with dual monitors. Same config for about 2 years... nothing has changed. Just now, the monitors stopped responding ( as though they ...
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6 monitor setup via ExpressCard using ViDock with External graphics card on T420s

I am planning on getting a 6 monitor setup for my home office. The problem is, I want to use those monitors with my Lenovo Thinkpad T420s. The T420s supports only 3 external monitors by itself. ...
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Make WinXP believe that there is a second monitor? (ATI Radeon Mobility 9000)

See the screenshot below. It shows the Windows display properties in German. I can configure a second display, although I have not connected one. So far, so good. Only it does not work: When I click ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 does not detect Dell External monitor P221 2H

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 and recently got a Dell Monitor P221 2H. The issue is that the Laptop is not detecting the external monitor and Monitor is displaying "Entering Power save mode". I tried ...
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“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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Does the Microsoft Surface Pro support multiple external monitors over displayport?

Has anyone tested a Microsoft Surface Pro with daisy-chained monitors? How many monitors are supported and at what resolution?
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I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my laptop’s video RAM? I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad. It has lines and flickers and doesn't look good on a ...
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What are the advantages of 10-bit monitors?

To support 10-bit color the following are needed: A monitor supporting it. A GPU supporting it (only AMD FirePro and NVIDIA Quadro support this?). Compatible software. Unless I am mistaken there are ...
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How do I choose the right monitor for a multiple-monitor setup? [closed]

I want to have a multiple-monitor setup. I plan on using a stand from a manufacturer such as Ergotron. How do I choose which monitors to purchase?
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Calibrating external monitors (HDMI, Mini DisplayPort)

I have a Dell XPS L502x laptop and two LG IPS235 monitors. One of them connected through HDMI-HDMI, another through Mini DisplayPort - HDMI. Although these are the same monitors, if I set them to ...
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How to install Windows 7 using an external display?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF115FM. Through a lot of research online, I've come to find out that this laptop has external video ports (VGA & HDMI) that only work once the operating system loads the ...
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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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Display monitor pivot software

I've acquired a Samsung SyncMaster 172N which (when originally sold) had the software to pivot it. I don't have the original disks. I've tried to use the LG Forte Pivot Softweare which came with my ...
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Is it safe to use an external monitor at a screen resolution higher than specified by my laptop?

I have an ASUS Eee PC 1005PX laptop computer. As the screen on it is rather small, I bought an IBM brand flat screen monitor and connected it to the VGA port of the laptop. According to my laptop ...
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How to turn vsynch ON for secondary display?

I've just got myself a new computer (Acer Aspire 7600U AIO) and I've just plugged it in to my TV (LG55620T) on the AIOs HDMI-out-port to mirror the screen so I can play games and watch movies on the ...
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Display problems when booting into Linux

I bought a new Samsung monitor and booted into Linux and the display was horrible (extremely bright and poor contrast). I tried to change settings but I was not satisfied with the ouput. I then booted ...
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3 Monitors on Dell Latitude E6520 (NVidia NVS4200M) Display Keeps Disconnecting

I am trying to setup my Latitude E6520 with 3 monitors, 2 External and laptop display. THe setup should be as follows: Primary - Laptop (1920x1080) - Embedded Secondary - Acer X233H (1920x1080) ...
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How do i activate the motherboards monitor slot?

I have a 32 inch plugged into my HDMI, a 40in plugged into my normal monitor slot on my video card, but i want to plug in my 24in to my motherboard for misc. stuff. What do I do? Motherboard: ...