-4
votes
1answer
35 views

How do I buy a standalone LCD Inverter? (For Science)

I was searching Ebay for an LCD inverter to connect a naked laptop LCD to a VGA port... for science. Some things I know, some things I don't. But for the sake of simplicity and ADHD... ill spare you ...
6
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

External monitor very dim via laptop VGA

I have an HP DV6 2115sa laptop running Windows 7, and have been using an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) using the VGA port. Having previously worked perfectly, it now suddenly seems to be an ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

How to connect one HDMI and one VGA monitor to a laptop?

I have a Lenovo P400 with Windows 8 oprationg system laptop and the graphics card is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. Currently, I have a 20" LCD external monitor connected to the laptop through a VGA ...
-2
votes
1answer
38 views

Why Laptop's Secondary (better) VGA doesn't work properly? [closed]

I have a laptop with switchable graphic cards and while the secondary VGA (the more powerful one) on some video games encounters fail ("close program" error) while the primary VGA can open the ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Unable to get video from my Samsung laptop's VGA port to display on my projector

I have SAMSUNG RV511 laptop, and it's VGA port seems to not pass video to the projector. When I use different laptop with same cable and same projector it works fine, note that the graphic card ...
4
votes
4answers
72 views

Using laptop vga port, misunderstanding

I'm wondering if a VGA Monitor connected to the laptop, will act exactly as the inbuilt monitor? More specifically: I have the monitor connected to the laptop via VGA port. I Start the laptop. On ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

Display a message on a monitor without using a laptop

Is there a cheaper, simple, smaller solution to having to use a laptop to drive my DELL LED monitor? All I want it to be able to do is say "Congratulations SO & SO". Maybe if it had some cool ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

External screens not being detected

I have a Lenovo T430 with a docking station and I have extended my screen to three screens: 2 X HP COmpaq LA2205wg 1 X HP ZDisplay 1 X Laptop's native screen So there are total 4 displays. Now, it ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

How do I test the motherboard on a laptop with a broken screen?

I've got an Easynote LJ71 which I've been tasked with repairing. The screen appears to be dead. The machine powers on, but the screen does not. I can't even see a tonal change like the screen going ...
1
vote
0answers
111 views

connecting monitor to docking station

I recently got one of these docking stations (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FIKV524/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It all works perfectly (keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer), ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

Lines in the External Monitor Display

I'm hoping you can help me. I got a new Lenovo Thinkpad T430 for work. I use an external monitor, attached via vga cord, and I'm having a problem: I get little horizontal lines on the monitor. It's ...
-1
votes
1answer
345 views

Multiple monitors using Docking Station

I want to buy a laptop that has both HDMI and VGA. Since I can't connect two external monitors at the same time (to have 3 displays in total), I'm thinking about buying a docking station (this one or ...
3
votes
0answers
957 views

How can I be sure that a certain laptop (Lenovo Y500) supports two external screens? [closed]

I would like to buy a Lenovo Y500 laptop, which has an nVidia GeForce GT 650M SLI video card and Intel® HM76 chipset. The laptop has two video outputs, one HDMI and one VGA. I would like to use it ...
-1
votes
2answers
301 views

Plugging two monitors into my laptop [closed]

On my DELL laptop I have two video outputs(HDMI and VGA). I plugged one monitor into the HDMI port and it works perfectly. I unplugged it and plugged it into the VGA port. This also works perfectly. ...
1
vote
2answers
213 views

Laptop screen and Vizio monitor both as dual screens for my desktop

Note: Laptop: Dell, Windows 7 Desktop: HP, Windows 8 I have a monitor connected to my desktop using a VGA cord. The desktop has two of these VGA ports, so I simply connected my laptop with 1 VGA ...
0
votes
2answers
640 views

How do I connect my laptop (VGA port) to a TV (HDMI port only)

I have a laptop which has a VGA port only. I want to connect it to a TV which has a HDMI port only. As expected, the TV has a HDMI cable only. So, what would be the simplest way to connect my laptop ...
0
votes
2answers
411 views

Connecting windows XP laptop to hdtv

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Windows XP) to a 32inch TV that I got over the holidays. As it is an older laptop it has no HDMI port so I can only connect it using a VGA cable. I can't find the ...
5
votes
1answer
790 views

VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Multiple display with a laptop

Is it possible that I can get two different displays when I hook my laptop to a Projecter /LCD via a HDMI or a VGA cable that, I am able to continue doing my work and let a certain be displayed on the ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Connecting my Toshiba L655 Laptop to LCD TV with only VGA?

I read through the specs and looked at my laptop. I dont think it has a HDMI port. So I guess I am left with VGA port to connect to LCD TV. I need to know is it possible to connect my laptop to HDMI ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Why is there electricity flowing through my VGA and other ports?

I am using Windows 7 on a Sony VAIO laptop. When I connected my PC to the charger, I felt a little electric shock when I touched the VGA and other ports. I tested with a current detector and found ...
2
votes
1answer
707 views

How to switch GPUs without using the tray app of Power Manager (Lenovo T500)

So.. the laptop got two GPUs. Intel and ATI. I can switch by opening the tray app, and choosing the VGA. However, it's got a "non-standard" size, it makes my tray look weird. Is it possible ...
0
votes
2answers
385 views

VGA-out problem on Packard Bell Ipower 5243

I've got an old Packard Bell Ipower 5243 laptop. The screen is broken but the VGA-out port still works... kind of. See: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And I have no idea what the cause is. ...
0
votes
1answer
737 views

Acer laptop screen broken external monitor suddenly not working

I have an acer aspire laptop that has a broken screen, I have been using it for the last few months connected to an external monitor via VGA. I have never had any issue with this setup until the other ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Mini-HDMI to VGA for presentations on laptop without VGA out? [closed]

Are there any mini-HDMI to VGA cables that actually work for presentations on a projector (no copy-protected movie viewing required)? All of the ones reviewed on Amazon have one star and are marked as ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does my vga cable keep causing tv monitor to flash?

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7, and use a monster vga cable to connect to my tv so I can watch DVDs. However lately the tv has been pausing/flashing at regular intervals and it gets really ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Benefits of using HDMI connection over the normal VGA port [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advantage of connecting laptop to monitor through HDMI to VGA I can connect my laptop with an external monitor via VGA port or via HDMI. Which way is preferred and why?
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Need to connect laptop to an analog TV

I have a somewhat recent, but already outdated, albeit nice analog TV. I also have a dell laptop and a MacBook (with an adaptor for standard VGA monitor). I wish to use one laptop or the other (but ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Lenovo T500 - Can't update my Intel driver (driver won't install)

Back then I opened a topic about updating switchable driver. When you can use both cards. This is kinda buggy, makes explorer crash, doesn't worth it. I switched to static cards so to say. For a ...
4
votes
6answers
4k views

Laptop cannot recognize my VGA-connected PnP monitor

I originally had my laptop plugged into a docking station, and then the docking station connected to a monitor; I don't recall whether it was connected via VGA or DVI. I've since moved and no longer ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Multiple monitors (3) in notebook using HDMI and vga port, with a graphic card only

I have a HP dv9830us laptop. It has a vga-out and a hdmi-out port. I want to know if it's possible to use 3 devices, each one with different displays, using just one graphic card - NVIDIA GeForce ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

VGA to S-Video/Video converter showing mashed up picture

Earlier I asked this question. As a result I acquired this item. It just arrived and now I am trying to get it to work. The manual is not very informative other than telling me, this is the vga in, ...
6
votes
3answers
12k views

How can I connect a DVI monitor to the VGA port in my laptop?

Is there a device I can buy that will convert the analog signal to digital?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Laptop VGA Output Stopped Working

I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop. Today, when I booted up, the external monitor refused to work--it just keeps going into power save mode. I tried a different external monitor and ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

DLP projector has odd colors

At my place of work, we have several different video projectors, but they all use DLP technology, and the colors are wrong: for instance, yellow looks more like green, and all other colors are ...
3
votes
1answer
385 views

two external monitors

Can i run two external monitors from a dell 1525? I already use one connected via hdmi, and plan to connect another (if possible) via the same method - using an hdmi / vga adapter, as the 1525 only ...
1
vote
2answers
785 views

Hooking up a laptop to an HDTV via VGA

I have a 2-3 year old laptop running XBMC, and I have an HDTV that I'd like to connect it to. The only output that the laptop has is VGA (and S-Video - I don't know if the TV supports it) . The TV ...
1
vote
1answer
861 views

ATI Radeon HD 4650 poor performance in battery mode

I have an AHTEC Sense XHLB2 (a relabeled version of the Compal HLB2) that has a VGA ATI Radeon HD 4650. When I switch off the power plug and run into battery mode the perfomance of the laptop is ...
1
vote
4answers
12k views

VGA no signal on LCD monitor attached to laptop

I bought a new Asus vh242h LCD monitor for use with my lenevo T60 laptop running XP professional. Display info under control panel says "Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family". I am connecting via ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Fix Laptop VGA port

We have an Dell Inspiron 1521. Everything runs fine except that external displays are no longer getting a signal. It just stopped working the other day. If you get the VGA cord just right it will get ...
1
vote
6answers
852 views

Gain access to laptop without seeing the display

My friend's laptop went through a car crash recently. Everything still works as far as I can tell, except the display, which is cracked beyond recognition. I've tried external monitors, including the ...