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

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

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 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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My P70 is displaying some very odd behavior when I plug in multiple external monitors. When I have the laptop LCD open and running, it seems happy, but as soon as I close the laptop lid it goes haywire and 2 of the 3 external monitors keep flickering and dropping in and out every 5-10 seconds. monitor 1: built-in laptop LCDmonitor 2: external monitor connected to mini-DPmonitor 3: external monitor connected to Thunderbolt 3-to-DP-adaptermonitor 4: external monitor connected to HDMI System is happy if all 4 monitors are up and running. As soon as I close the laptop lid monitor 3 and 4 start flickering every few seconds. At that point Windows 10 is constantly trying to switch and re-scale the desktop for 1, 2, or 3 monitors. I have the latest NVidia and Intel P530 graphics drivers provided by Lenovo (updated yesterday) installed for my M3000M and Xeon 1505M processor. It sure smacks of a graphics driver issue to me. Or a driver hand-shake issue between the discrete and internal GPUs. Anyone else seeing a similar problem. Not sure that very many people are running 3 or 4 monitor setups out there so I might have discovered a corner case. I would like to close my laptop lid at work so it's not turned on all day degrading its life. 

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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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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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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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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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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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My laptop's monitor is broken, so I use an external monitor plugged in through an HDMI cord. I updated to Windows 10 and can't figure out how to toggle between display settings. I know you can do Windows + P and select expand, but seeing as I have a broken laptop monitor I can't do anything.

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Hello,I need an advice.
Dell Vostro 1510 (version nVidia) does not function LCD - very little light.External monitor works OK.LCD - brightness up and down works. Closing cover notebook to sleep - works OK.
Test another inverter and LCD.It's the same :(
Please, give me an advice.Thank You.

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When my laptop is plugged into an external monitor, the laptop screen is the "primary" display, where programs automatically open, etc. Is there a way to make the primary display not the laptop screen but the external monitor screen? Here's the catch--is there a way to do it *without looking at the primary monitor*?

I have this strange request because my laptop's screen recently died. I have connected an external monitor, and so can still use the computer--more or less. The problem is that I can't see my start menu, etc--they are all on the laptop screen, ie, the dead one.

I know, normally, how to switch the display: I would right click on the desktop and select "personalize," then "display" But when I do this, it opens the display in the primary monitor (the broken laptop monitor) and I can't see it to change the settings. It's a sad catch 22.

If anyone could help me with this is would REALLY appreciate it. Thank you.
 

A:Switch Primary Monitor from Laptop to External-Without Looking at the Primary Monitor

Hi nomonitor, and welcome to TSG

Check your user manual for the laptop to see if has has a special key or a Function key that lets you toggle between the internal display and external monitor.
 

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Hi,

i have a notebook lenovo y570 that has a intel 3000 and a nvidia gt 555m card. My external asus vg248 monitor used to work through hdmi, but now it doesnt. I test with another laptop and the monitor works through hdmi... i must have changed some setting in my lenovo. The monitor says no hdmi signal.

I think something is wrong here:

help please!!

A:Asus monitor not working as external monitor for notebook

See if this helps:

Extending the desktop to the attached monitor with Microsoft Windows Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
In the Display Properties dialog box, select the Settings tab.
Click the Display list and select your external monitor.
Note: For help identifying the monitors, click Identify.
Select Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor, then click Apply or OK.

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Need help with dual monitor setup. First time trying to do it.

2 Problems
1.
Second monitor does turn on, but is only showing native resolution (1024 x 768) but it has the ability to go up to 1280x1024.
I want to to be able to set it to 1280x1024.

2.
Second monitor will not boot up along with computer.
I shut down my PC, the monitor is still plugged in, and it doesn't wake up automatically.
Things I've tried
- Updating drivers, obviously. (Nvidia, etc.)
- Uninstalling default driver of second monitor in Device Manager then rebooting computer, then plugging out and replugging the monitor back in (so it reinstalls) because it doesn't boot up on its own.
- My Power Options is set to "High Performance" so that's not the reason why my 2nd monitor isn't booting up with my PC.
- I have tried plugging in the VGA cord of my second monitor into the mother board but it didn't come up.
General Information
- The second monitor is an HP Compaq LE1711
- The second monitor is plugged into my GPU? via a VGA cord into an HDMI to VGA Pigtail Adapter (company: ATIVA), into an HDMI port.
- The main monitor (1920x1080) is plugged into my GPU?, via a VGA cord into VGA to DVI-I Dual Link Adapter, into a DVI-I port.

Picture of what I'm seeing:


I'm pretty sure I've got some of the terminology wrong (I'm not a computer expert).

Any help is appreciated!

DXDIAG

DxDiag.txt

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I recently purchased another monitor so I can run dual-monitors on my newly upgraded-to Windows 8 desktop. I set the monitor up last night, and I haven't had any major issues so far... One issue that I've run into, though, is the secondary monitor (regardless whether it's the monitor I owned first or the one I just bought) flashes randomly. Last night, a restart fixed the issue, so I didn't think anything of it. Today when I started it up, it was fine again for about 5-10 minutes. Then it began to flash randomly. It's not a constant steady flash, it only happens once every 3-10 minutes, but it shouldn't be happening. Does anyone else have the same problem and/or have suggestions on how to fix it?

Add'l info:

Monitors (both connected via HDMI, primary to primary gfx card, secondary to secondary gfx card)
1x Asus VW246H 24"
1x Asus VE248H 24"

Both set to 1920x1080p resolution, left as primary, right as secondary.

GFX:
2x EVGA Nvidia GTX 560 Ti's in SLI Configuration

Most recent stable Nvidia drivers are installed. I'll test the beta ones later and update this if anything changes.

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Hello all,
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PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 

A:1 monitor (Phillips 32" flat screen), 2 laptops, only 1 laptop detected by monitor

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 had my laptop hooked up to my tv an dead using it as dual monitors. I was listing to Pandora and surfing steam which I'be Done hundreds of times. Then my computer froze up an did turned it off for a bit. I turned it back on and I got a Windows error recovery. I ran start up repair but when it got to the Windows lock screen the login part was completely gone.

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I didn't know if I should have put this in the general discussion page or the video card page but here it is.

My laptop has been acting up today. I would open the lid and it would have strange colors. For example blues would be a strange red color. But it would automatically fix itself and go back to normal colors.

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.

Than the fun began It would show me the splash screen Dell when you first boot it up like for some it would say ASUS or such depending on the mobo they had installed. It to had messed up colors only it did not correct this time than the screen went black. I waited a few minutes hoping it would wake up and give me a screen.....witch it never did.

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.

After close observation I noticed there was something on the screen it was just really dark and barely readable. It said something to the effect of "Windows has failed to start" and gave me the option of booting normal or startup repair.

I eventually shut the lid and got a secondary monitor and tried to use it. Apparently shutting the lid disables the primary monitor and lets you use the monitor you plug in. And now I have a screen again. It worked.

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A:Laptop monitor dilema. Is it the monitor or the intigrated video card.

Hi computergeekguy,

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:
- Power off the laptop
- Press and hold down letter <D> on the keyboard
- Power the laptop back on (continue to hold the letter <D>)
- Laptop enters in the 'LCD diagnostic environment' (check the performance)

If your laptop does not enter the diagnostic mode, you may also try to release the 'flea power':
- Power off the laptop
- Unplug the AC Adapter and Battery
- Press and hold down the 'power button' for 10 - 15 seconds
- Plug the 'Adapter cable' back in and launch the 'LCD BIST' again

Do reply if you have any further questions. I would be glad to assist.

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I recently moved my studio downstairs, and the only thing that has changed is that I now use a Wacom Intuos 6" x 11" tablet. When running Corel Painter 11 the right monitor is sluggish, but the other one is fine.

For example if I drag any painter window around on the right monitor it is really sluggish, but if I drag it to the left monitor it's fine.

Monitors on same ports as before, and I did not have this issue before I moved my studio.

Driving me crazy, and I need to get back to work! Any help, suggestions greatly appreciated!

A:Dual monitor issues. One Sluggish monitor?

Moving the rig around could have loosened a connection, or the video card itself. Check all connections, and reseat the video card.

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Vista home premium
Friend's laptop "wouldn't boot up" HP G6-247CL
Turned out video output was channeled to the vga port Fn+F4 on this model switched back and forth.
Cleaned out tons of viruses, everything good now, but laptop boots up with monitor #1 (Generic PnP monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G) as remote vga jack, and monitor #2 (default monitor on NVIDIA 8200M G) as my laptop screen as disabled.
 
When I try to make the laptop screen enabled (by extending the screen to it, then selecting "this is my main monitor), and click apply or save, it asks me to confirm, but doesn't take.
 
Deleting the drivers can sometimes get the laptop display running as primary, until the next book, then it all reverts to the remote vga port as primary.
if I boot with a linux disc - Kaspersky rescue, for example, it uses the laptop screen just tine.
So what, in a perfect world, should be my primary screen (the laptop screen) is identified as monitor 2 in DISPLAY SETTINGS. My VGA jack should be secondary but is always monitor 1
 
other notes: Fn+F4 no longer does anything ... will not switch between, I guess because my laptop screen is disabled.
 
Please help!

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I am one of the few people to still have one of those bulky monitors of yesteryear. I've got an broken laptop and the screen looks to be in good shape. I don't know how to go about making it work a desktop monitor or it it would even work but I'll tell you all I can ahead of time. It's a 15.4" screen from a Compaq Presario X1000. The frame to it is gone so all I have is a screen connected to the rest of it hanging by some wires. The wires it's hanging by are a flat collection of wires that seem to be laminated together or something. There are 14 wires laminated in total. There is a bare copper wire followed by three wires that are metallic red, followed by 9 metallic blure, followed by another bare copper. The red and blue seem to be painted or something as opposed to the insulation I'm used to as a residential electrician in training. When the lamination ends it is wrapped in gray nylon. This goes into the laptops screen hinge. There is more wire coming out from the gray part, wrapped in black nylon with a white plug type thing at the end. This is plugged into something labeled SPS-Inverter, It's a green board with some stuff on it. On the other end of the inverter there is white plug recepticle with a white wire and a pink wire plugged in it. This is my first real computer DIY aside from swapping out a power supply and adding ram, keep that in mind.
 

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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I am running vista on a toshiba satellite x205 laptop, which has an nvidia GeForce 8700M gt graphics card. I've hooked this up to my 65" lcd tv and it works flawlessly so I know the external port is functional. My buddy gave me his lat panel monitor which I know works because I saw him use it just yesterday, I plugged it in and set it as extended monitor and it wont come on, it just says its in power save mode, every once in a while it will continuously blink on and off but never will stay on!!

any help please would be appreciated!
 

A:External Monitor Issues

Your buddy's monitor may not support the video format (number of horizontal and vertical pixels, refresh rate) being output by the computer.

Check the specification of the monitor and see if you can configure the computers external video output to match. If the monitor has more than one video input jack, see if it has any set-up menu to change which input to use.
 

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I've just received DV9700. The inverter needs replacing but I can't get any display on an external monitor via VGA or HDMI cables. The notebook's screen is working as it is producing an image. I've tried cycling the fn+f4 keys without any change and in personalize only 1 monitor is detected. Any help solving this one appreciated.  Thanks.

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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
W

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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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 donít 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 !!
 

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

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Hello,
I just reinstalled windows xp with sp2 on my dell latitude. The problem i am having is that now the whenever i drag windows around, they move really choppy on screen. I checked out the device manager and it said the video controller (vga adapter) driver was not installed so i installed it thinking that would fix my problem but it has not. It installed mobility radeon 7500 adapter i believe. Does anyone have any advice. Also, when i look at the display properties, it says i have multiple monitors attached when i do not.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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

A:Laptop monitor all choppy - monitor problem?

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

Next, go to dell.com and see if there any drivers for your laptop's lcd. This could solve the problems your having.

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I am having issues with external monitor resolution in my netbook with Windows 10

Monitor: HP Pavilion 22cw, (my current desktop monitor) using VGA

If I select "Extend desktop" then the monitor is set to 1920x1080 just fine and the netbook's screen shows fine.
But if I select it to output just to the external monitor, then the resolution menu is greyed out and the resolution is stuck at 800x600. Obviously, the netbook screen turns off.

AFAIK with Win 7 I hadn't any issues.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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Please helpI am trying to connect my new Yoga 900 to an external Full HD monitor Samsung syncmaster b2430hd using the following adapter which I connected to the USB type c of the Yoga and to the HDMI port of the monitor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00X4S5C7G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 However, the picture on the external monitor look fuzzy and the taskbar is hardly visible.I?ve tried reducing the resolution to the native for the external monitor i.e., 1920 x 1080 but still did not help.Are there any adjustments to the display settings that I can make to improve the picture on the monitor? 

A:Connecting Yoga 900 to an external monitor issues.

Welcome to the forums!
 
I have a suspicion it has to do with the video scaling setting on the SyncMaster. If you go to Picture > Advanced Settings > Picture Settings, look for Size. Change it to Screen Fit. There may also be a button on your remote to change the Video Mode / Aspect Ratio or something similar.

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Well, running w7 ultimate on a Dell xps m1330 laptop. Everything looks good, but at work I am connected to a matrox triple-head-to-go device which is connected to (3) 22' monitors (3840x1280 resolution). Now when I connected it, ran the nvidia app, it found it and worked great.

Problem is I get home, no external connected, so running off the laptop with the basic resolution, I am trying to start apps (firefox, stickies, etc.) and I guess they were in other spots at work as I don't see them. I forced a close on FF, then re-started, rt clicking and maximizing which worked, but then other apps like stickies don't have that option. An alt-tab shows it running in the lower right (see screenshot), but there is absolutely no way of getting to the app! I did close the app completely and restarted, but it does restart in a location not on the screen.

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.

A:External monitor display issues when not connected

Right click desktop.
Screen resolution.
Select appropriate option.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?
 

A:laptop with external monitor

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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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Hey all. I got a new laptop and it uses windows 10. My goodness things on windows 10 is a lot different than 7 and not in a good way.


First off, i tried to connect external Monitor to it. It connects without an issue. With my windows 7 laptop, i use my 24' external monitor as my main display and the laptop screen as the other one. Most of the time, everything is on the main display with nothing on the other screen.


My issue is I can do this... except if i want to drag something to the laptop screen... the laptop is on the left side of the desk, the monitor is on the right, i have to drag it to the right which is the complete opposite of what i want. I could fix this on windows 7 easily which i recall switching the 1 and 2 box. Im having tons of issues with this on this new laptop with windows 10. I did a lot of trial and error and can't fix this. I know its extend display and trial and error doesn't work. The other thing is if you look at the laptop screen, why are there icons and everything else in the taskbar? There should be none of that on the 2nd monitor. So why is it there?


The other thing is there is absolute no sound on my external monitor which is my primary monitor. I could fix this on windows 7 very easily. I have no idea how to with this.


Also when i click on a picture, with windows 7, you could just use the scroll mouse on the mouse to get a larger image of the picture. On windows 10, all that does is go to the next picture etc.... Read more

A:Windows 10 On New Computer, External Monitor and Sound Issues

Doesn't the windows key + P allow you to toggle through display options? And I believe if you right click on the desktop and select Display settings/Advanced Display Settings will get you where you need to be to switch screen orientation.

Could be wrong.

Dag.

ps this is the Windows 7 forum not Windows 10, just saying

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When we connect an older ADI 19" monitor to a Vista laptop, it shows no images even though the monitor power light is green, indicating a video signal.

I played with all the display settings (refresh rate, resolution), the function-F5 key to select the display, etc. In display properties it shows the monitor as a non-pnp generic monitor.

When I connect a different monitor to the laptop it runs instantly.

When I connect the ADI monitor to a different laptop, an older WinME laptop, it works fine instantly.

I looked online to find a monitor driver, but when I tried to install it, Vista said it already had the most up to date driver installed. And monitors usually run anyway even without the driver, so I am not sure if looking for a driver is the way to go.

Any ideas?
Thanks

A:Connecting external monitor to a laptop

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo


When we connect an older ADI 19" monitor to a Vista laptop, it shows no images even though the monitor power light is green, indicating a video signal.

I played with all the display settings (refresh rate, resolution), the function-F5 key to select the display, etc. In display properties it shows the monitor as a non-pnp generic monitor.

When I connect a different monitor to the laptop it runs instantly.

When I connect the ADI monitor to a different laptop, an older WinME laptop, it works fine instantly.

I looked online to find a monitor driver, but when I tried to install it, Vista said it already had the most up to date driver installed. And monitors usually run anyway even without the driver, so I am not sure if looking for a driver is the way to go.

Any ideas?
Thanks




Might be of more use if we knew your system specs (lower left corner) so we know what video card, memory, etc

Ken

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Hi, I've looked on this forum for the solution for this problem and couldnt find one.

My laptop has 1280x800 resolution and when I connect it to my external monitor (samsung 22" TFT) and I change to a higher resolution, its fine for that session. But when I reboot my laptop, the screen that appears on the samsung TFT is completely different resolution to the high-res one I chose prior to shutting down.

So everytime I reboot, I have to reset the resolution to the high one and the settings never get stored! Its very annoying because it wastes time and also the desktop icons get messed up on each bootup.

Anyone have any ideas on how to make the settings stay in memory so I dont have to switch back to high-res at each startup??

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop and external monitor problem

Is there a control application for your laptop? If so, check the options and settings there.

Best,
-- Andy
 

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Bought a new monitor for my laptop and I am having some trouble. When the monitor is plugged in an I go to te monitors properties only the external shows up not the laptops. When I change the resolution for what is labeled as the external it changes the laptops screen. The monitor goes right to sleep when I plug it in and their is no dual screen option. I updated the drivers anyone have any ideas?

A:Laptop external monitor problem

Hi and welcome to TSF please post the make and model of your laptop

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I recently got a 24" 1920 x 1080 external LCD monitor for my laptop. It's awesome. I've been using laptops only for many years and now I'm very sorry I waited so long before getting one. But, on to my issue:

I want to only use the external monitor and keep the laptop screen turned off. The problem is that when I resume from sleep sometimes, but not always, the laptop display comes back on showing only the desktop wallpaper. So I then have to hit the windows key plus "p" (for projector) and select projector to get the laptop display turned off again.

I know how to select the external monitor in W7. Basically, one goes to screen resolution from the desktop right click context menu and make the proper selection under multiple monitors (see screenshot below).

But windows 7 seems to forget this setting sometimes and it's a mild annoyance to have to check the laptop monitor and if it's on, hit the windows key plus "p" each time (or almost each time).

So I'm wondering if there's some way to force windows 7 to remember to use only the external monitor and keep the laptop monitor off until I tell it otherwise? I suppose this issue is likely due to some bug in one of my drivers but I am using all the latest drivers.

A:Issue w. laptop & external monitor

Why not just keep the laptop lid closed? The external monitor will display, and your laptop display will be turned off. OR, are you using the keyboard and touch pad on the laptop? If that's the case, do yourself a favor and get a full size keyboard and mouse, and plug it into the laptop, push the laptop off to the side, and keep the lid closed. Alternately, you could invest in a docking station so you don't have to plug everything in each time. That's what I do at work.

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The two screenshots below illustrate the problem. Resolution in both cases reported as being 1920 x 1080, but there's a clear difference.  Monitor is Asus 24 inch, using HDMI connection.Grateful for any assistance. Thanks. (On edit: The screenshots don't show the difference as clearly as I'd hoped, but maybe someone has had this happen and has a solution.)  Lid open Lid closed 

A:Resolution on external monitor changes when using laptop wit...

Hello @kiwi-di, Welcome to the HP Forums! I have taken a look at your post and notice the resolution on the external screen is not clear when the HP Pavilion 15-ab101ax lid is closed. I want to help you resolve this issue. What is the model number of the monitor? Please begin troubleshooting with a hard reset. Once that is complete, follow the steps in this graphics troubleshooting document: HP Notebook PCs - Green Screen and Other Video Playback Issues (Windows 10) You can also try setting the external screen to Screen 1 before closing the notebook lid. 1. Right-click on the desktop2. Select "Display settings"3. Click on "Advanced display settings"4. Set the Asus monitor to the default screen I look forward to your reply!

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I have an HP DV7 laptop here that didn't pass the drop test. The display is completely shot. I would assume the laptop would auto-detect an external monitor and light it up on boot; but, that isn't happening.

I downloaded the manual and can't find any information on the subject besides where the external VGA port is.

Anyone know what I might be missing?
 

A:How to activate external monitor on this HP laptop?

Found some information that suggests tapping the F4 function key toggles between different internal and external video modes.
 

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Hello,

I'm looking for a comprehensive (as best as can be) site or link to understand how and the limitaions, needs and capabilities of using my TV as a monitor to play movies from a laptop or external HD. I think I can use the AV input jacks on the DVD player, but want to find out and understand the formats that they need to be in if necessary. The manual for the DVD player has no information and I can not find any information on line. The player may not have that capability, but I need to understand what I need so I can purchase the correct one. Right now I have XP on a desktop and one lapto and Vista on another laptop.

Thank you

A:wnat to use TV as monitor from external HD or laptop

With a little more information muzzles, someone here may be able to help you out:A list of the output jacks on the desktop, and 2 laptopsA list of the input jacks on the TV, and DVD playerMake and model of the desktop, laptops, TV, and DVD player

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Please help. I have an HP DV2945SE Laptop with Vista. The laptop screen broke and I successfully hooked an external hp vs17e screen. However, this has slowed down my system when playing smaller games like Zuma, or watching videos etc. There is a severe lag. How can I eliminate this. My computer ran very fast with these types of things before I had to hook up an external screen. Pleeeease help me I am practically computer illiterate, but otherwise fairly intelligent. THANKS
 

A:HP Laptop using external monitor issue PLS help

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Hi, this may be a bit tought to answer but I currently have a Sager 5620 laptop for about 2 years now and around 2 monthes ago the LCD on the laptop decided to die thus it only displays a "White Blank Screen" at all times when it is on. The rest of the laptop works fine so I decided to use my Hyundai L70S LCD monitor as the external monitor. My problem is that whenever the laptop boots up it goes straight to the Laptop's LCD and attempts to switch to the external monitor but the monitor displays "Video Mode Not Supported" but once it goes to Windows XP Log On screen it works fine. The reason I need to get to the boot-up screen is because I need to access the BIOS but since I can not see the actually BIOS I seem to have a problem. I have tried a CRT monitor but it displays some frequency error but works fine once it reaches the Windows XP Log On screen.

Thanks for all your help!
 

A:Problem with External Monitor and my Laptop

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Ever since I switched to Windows Vista Enterprise Edition 32 Bit I have been having some problems with my dual-monitor set up. My computer is a Fujitsu Tablet PC and is about 2 years old, and my external monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster941BW.

For some reason once I go and use the intel display options and set up the extended desktop everything appears to be fine. However when the Windows Vista security screen pops up asking for you permission for a specified action it gets rid of my extended desktop and just kicks everything back to only my laptops display. This also happens when restarting the computer and doing "Ctrl + alt + delete" to open the task manager. It is extremely frustrating and I was wondering if anyone else had this problem?

I am not sure if it is just a problem with vista or if I need a new driver since updating from xp, even though my computer says it is the latest driver for the monitor.

Thanks

A:Problem using an external Monitor with Laptop

What security screen?
Have you got adaware or any other program installed that may protect the registy?
Try disabling UAC to see if this helps.

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Dear all,

I bought a new laptop a couple of weeks ago and connected it to an external monitor. It's Ben Q 1080p monitor and I noticed that when I plug it into my laptop and play a game on it (Injustice) I was getting quite bad latency. Not only had the game slowed down in speed, but the characters were out of sync with their voices.

I've always been a desktop man, so I don't understand why plugging an external monitor into a laptop will give latency. I purchased an HDMI 2.0 cable in order for it to work as I got no image with an HDMI 1.0 whatsoever.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:Latency on external monitor from laptop

Have you updated the NVIDIA drivers? Many times, new PC's do not come with the latest drivers. Get them direct from NVIDIA.

Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies

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Hi, Just got an Asus G73 laptop. It has an ATI 5870 1Gb. It also has a HDMI port. Question is: Will playing games on external HDMI Monitor diminish game quality performance. The fact of using an external monitor, does it make the graphics card work harder thus decreasing performance.

A:External Monitor on Laptop performance

  
Quote: Originally Posted by steve1855


Hi, Just got an Asus G73 laptop. It has an ATI 5870 1Gb. It also has a HDMI port. Question is: Will playing games on external HDMI Monitor diminish game quality performance. The fact of using an external monitor, does it make the graphics card work harder thus decreasing performance.



Possibly

It depends on the frame rate, and resolutions you would run on the computer screen and HDMI monitor. In either case your 1 Gig GFX should be able to handle it

What would be more important? having a higher frame rate on the LCD, or better resolution on the HDMI monitor?

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I just bought an external monitor to use with my laptop at home. Would there be a problem with installing the drivers for the monitor? Would it conflict with my laptop display?
Thanks,

Bernie
 

A:external monitor for laptop question

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hey everyone,

Im just running into some major issues and i need some assistance please

Well My gf has this laptob and the screen part snapped off but the hardware/comp is still running and efficient so i boguht A Hp flat screen monitor for it and Hooked it up directly into the laptop.

At first the Screen would say moniter sleepmode and nothing else so after a while of research i found these settings to turn this off, It was working normally in windows but a few times the screen would turn off and say No signal? then all of a sudden the monitor says NO input the computer starts up hear the windows intro the beeps but nothing just no input on the screen?

So i booted into safe mode and it would recognize it fine and eveything but then somehow something changed and When I try to run into safemode it goes thru the diagnostic screen and hangs up on a Code??? it never done this part before but it has done it recently.

Any suggestions Please?

all i want is this external monitor to work with this laptop and it showed life but not its just a mess for some reason??

ANY help would be appreciated as i do not understand why the moniter would show up as working but then in normal windows mode it shows no input with nothing on the screen, safe mode monitor showed fine working and then no it wont even get into safe mode anymore past the cmd command screen it brings up???

PLEASE assist

Thank you,

Its a acer laptop and A HP monitor

Jeremy,
 

A:Please assist laptop w external monitor!!

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Hi there, I have seen some posts on internet, concerning connecting an external CRT Monitor with a Laptop computer. They pretty much said that there might be a blue cable with, and one can use it to connect that monitor with laptop. Now I am confused that mine monitor has two cables; one of which is blue and the other one is white, having three larger pins inside. Both these wires are connected to my desktop CPU. Now my question is that, it is obvious that the blue wire can be connected to my laptop but what about the other one, this wire is connected to the power supply of my desktop pc, and when it comes to laptop, would mere one wire (blue) suffice for the electricity or other things? Thank you for reading, waiting for your replies. Thanks!

A:How to connect an External Monitor with Laptop?

Typical video connections on a laptop are

VGA usually blue

DVI usually white

HDMI usually gray or black but can come in other colors..

What connection does your laptop have and match that to your monitors connector..

do not plug your laptop video output to you computer video output!!

connections are from computer or laptop to monitor

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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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A have a HP ProBook 450 G2(2015) connected via HDMI to an external monitor LGM2762D
I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10approximately two months ago
Every morning when I start the laptop itappears to take approximately 20 minutes to synchronize with my externalmonitor
I have tried everything in the meantime toresolve this problem:-
? Upgraded Graphic card drivers -Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
? Replaced HDMI cable
? Rebooted laptop
? Disconnected monitor power andHDMI connection
? Connected laptop via HDMI tothree other monitors(TV?s etc), same problem.?
My only current solution appears to bepower up the laptop in the morning and return in 20 minutes when laptop has synchronizedwith my LG monitor and I can therefore see what I am doing
Prior to upgrading toWindows 10, I had no such problem with Windows 7.?
I would be mostgrateful for any suggestions from this forum please
Many thanks

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I would like to use an HP ENVY All-in-One Desktop - 27- b025se touch as an external monitor for my Windows-based laptop. Is that possible?

A:Using AIO desktop as external monitor for a laptop

@Henrique_2, welcome to the forum. Henrique_2 wrote:I would like to use an HP ENVY All-in-One Desktop - 27- b025se touch as an external monitor for my Windows-based laptop. Is that possible?Yes, you can connect your AIO to your laptop if the laptop has a HDMI port.  There are two HDMI ports (In and Out) on the AIO.  You will use the HDMI Out.  You will have to buy a HDMI cable.  Port #2 in the diagram is the the HDMI out. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have a HP Pavilion laptop with a 180 degree turning monitor and touch screen. The laptop shuts off 1 second after turning it on. I would like to use the monitor as an extended display for my current PC also and HP Pavilion Desktop. I connected my video card (Nvidia 440 GT, It has 1 DVI [used for my current screen] 1 VGA [which i want to use for the laptop] and 1 HDMI) I connected my video card to the laptop using a VGA cable and the buttons around the monitor light up. The screen is NOT detected by Windows(7) but i can choose to connect to the screen anyway by clicking on the multiple displays and choosing to connect using VGA anyway. Basically i can connect to the laptop monitor but am not able to see anything on it, my coputer acts as if it had an extended display. My Question is if i can use this laptop display as an extended display fo my desktop.
 

A:Use broken laptop as external monitor?

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Hi

I have an Acer Aspire 2920Z. I have been connecting it to a Samsung Syncmaster 2333t external monitor using a VGA lead and it has been working fine for about a year. Today, it stopped working. At first when I connected the VGA lead, I got a message "Multiscreen application error monitor not found". Then a 'check signal cable' floating box appeared on the Samsung screen.

Now when I try to plug the VGA lead into my laptop, my laptop screen goes black.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop cant connect to external monitor

Did you try to re-install the video card drivers ?

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My laptops screen resolution is 1366 x 768 and I plugged in a external monitor via hdmi and it's recommended resolution is 1920 x 1080. Everything on my monitor is too big for the screen and the taskbar is cut off along the bottom and when I go to full screen, stuff across the top is cut off.

A:External monitor connected to laptop

Hi DaaamRon,

First, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .

Second, a silly question. Have you gone into "Screen Resolution" to adjust the added screen? If not please give that a try.

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Hi All,

I bought a new laptop without OS, it's a XMG advanced with i7 4700MQ CPU, an Intel HD grafics 4600 chip and an NVIDIA geforce 765M GTX.
I installed win 8.1 and updated all drivers. The laptop itself works fine. Now I wanted to connect an external Monitor ( HP w2207h) The laptop recognizes that there is an external Monitor and that it is an HP w2207h and tries to extend the desktop to it, but the monitor itself says that there is no input signal via the HDMI input and it goes to sleepmode.

When I connect my old Laptop to it, it is no Problem, the monitor shows the extendes Desktop, so the monitor an all cables are OK. (old Laptop : Win7 core 2 duo CPU geforce 9600M GT )

With the new Laptop I have the same problem, when I try to connect it to my LG TV set via HDMI, the Laptop recognizes the TV and tries to extend the desktop ( I can move the mouse out of the internal display to the TV ) but the TV says there is no input signal.

I have set the Output to 60 Hz and different resolutions and tried to duplicate the display or only use the external one. Nothing helped.

I can't force the Laptop to use the Gforce, he decides which one he wants to use.

A friend bought the same laptop and made the same installation, but when he connects to his external moniotr everything is fine, but I don't know what kind of monitor he has and I have not connected my laptop to his monitor.

Does anyone have any advice? I'm getting a little desperate.

Thanks

A:external monitor on laptop won't show anything

Hi,

Try another cable. (Yes, I have read what you said about it.)

Update motherboard bios. Check settings there too.

Have a link to the video driver package you installed?

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My friend gave me his old laptop, he bought a new one.
The screen is crack making it totally useless.
I'm trying to boot from a USB stick but can't because I can't see what's going on.
If the system boots normal windows will show up on the external monitor.

Sony vaio

VPCEH33FD

Intel i3 2.3 ghz
6 gb ram
Intel video card
500 gb hard drive

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop, external monitor no picture.

You could try pressing fn+F7 to see if it cycles to the external display while booting, if it does then just press enter to confirm and save, it's not done via windows but the Sony hardware, so give it a go and good luck.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Qosmio G20.
(http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?lg=en&section=1&group=1&product=5006&part=4134#spectop)

It says in the specs it can do up to 2048x1536. I have an external Sony LCD monitor (Sony SDM P234, 23''). Yes it's quite a monitor and laptop too

Installed Sony drivers, latest Nvidia GO drivers from Toshiba web site. The best I can do is set the external monitor to 1600 x 1200 (with black bars on each sides). Called Toshiba once, the guy didn't had any clues for me

I tried what they said in the Toshiba support web site, no luck yet...

Any professional here would have any ideas ?

Thanks !

Guillaume
(sorry if my english is not perfect...)
 

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HI everyone,

So I have a Lenovo Ideapad y550, and I am using windows 7 home premium. I have an Acer lcd external monitor that I want to run. I bought a DVI to VGA adapter to connect my monitor to my laptop. So whenever I plug it in my laptop to recognizes in completely, but the external monitor is still blank. It has a blank screen and the power light is a solid amber color. I tried updating the drivers, but seeing as I just got my laptop a couple of weeks ago, there are no new drivers for video/monitor display. I tried seeing if my connection was loose. It was not. the connection is fine. I have hit Fn + F3 which sets it up for extended use. I know it is working but my external monitors screen is blank. Any suggestions please? Thanks.
 

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S3 laptop, running Windows XP Pro Sp2. When I plug in an external monitor, the laptop automatically starts up with the external monitor as the primary display and I can then go into settings and extend the display to the laptop screen. All fine so far. However, what I want to do is to play video on the external monitor and have other applications such as web browser on the laptop screen. However, no matter what I try, I cannot get this to work.

I can play the video on the laptop screen and other programs can be viewed on the external monitor, but I don't want that. The reason for the external screen is so that I can view video at better quality than the laptop screen will give me.

If I move the video window to the external monitor it goes there OK, but the video continues to play in full screen mode on the laptop screen as well. If I try to move other application windows to the laptop screen, the full screen video stays on top and the other windows cannot be accessed. There are no video controls accessible from the laptop screen, only from the video software on the external screen.

Can anyone tell me what I have to do to have the video only play on the external monitor, and have the laptop screen available for other things? The video software I have been using is VLC and Windows Media Player.

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When we connect an older ADI 19" monitor to a Vista laptop, it shows no images even though the monitor power light is green, indicating a video signal.

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When I connect a different monitor to the laptop it runs instantly, so the VGA port and laptop work fine.

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My buddy has alaptop that the screen is going on it so hes plugged in an external monitor..When he boots up it shortly says going to standby and the monitor turns off.....Is there a setting to make the external monitor stay on..

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F4 - normall works - and keeps the setting for external monitor
 

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before plugging the hdmi side into the laptop my monitor say check signal cable. when I plug the hdmi side into my laptop the check signal cable disappear and it say digital power saving and then it stay in that mode.
 

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This is a real tricky one, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Basically the problem is:

We have a laptop, which like many laptops has an external display connector (standard 15 pin D-SUB VGA) but also like many laptops looks for an external monitor & if it can't find one (presume via the sense lines) disables the external output.

3 Modern flat panel displays I have tried work fine but 3 older CRT's do not (they come up initially when the computer boots then at a point it the startup when it does the check the external signal shuts off). I have to get it working with one of the CRT's.

Yes, I can force it to output with keys function/F12 but it has to be an unattended feature during power cycling.

In the cable can I short a combination os sense pins to mimic the newer screens so that the external VGA output is always on.

I have tried shorting pin 11 (Sense ID 0) to ground and pins 4/11/12 (sense ID 0,1 and 2) simultaneously to ground but still the laptop does not detect the monitor.

This should be really simple but it isn't I have spent hours and hours researching on the Net to no avail.

Hope someone can help.

Regards
Lee Gibson
 

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I have a laptop which is connected to an external monitor through a HDMI cable. Sometimes when I'm using the external monitor for watching a movie or playing a game I close the laptop lid. If I need to type for a second, when I open the laptop it automatically changes from the external display to the laptop display. This sometimes crashes certain applications and games. I would much prefer if it didn't automatically change my current screen when I plugged in a HDMI cable or when I opened the laptop lid. Is this possible?
 

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Change the power option setting to do nothing when you close the lid.

Control Panel - Power Options

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Hi All,

I was running the Windows 8 CP on my PDC laptop up until this weekend when that machine died.

I picked up an Asus R500V from Micro Center. Everything seemed to be OK, but when I hook a second monitor up to the laptop nothing happens. The laptop my come out of power save for a second or so, but goes right back to thinking it has no signal. I've tried with several different monitors and with both the VGA and the HDMI ports. No luck.

I went out to the Asus website and downloaded the NVidia driver from the Asus support site. Now it's got this weird thing where it thinks "something" is connected (I can drag the mouse over) but it doesn't really seem to know what it is and doesn't recognize when it's disconnected.

This is the third laptop I've installed Windows 8 on this weekend where there was some sort of show-stopper; tried an HP, no drivers for the WiFi, tried a Dell, no drivers for the main display. I'm getting a little worried and can't keep taking laptops back to the store.

Does anyone have any advice? I'm getting a little desperate.

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A:Help! Can't get external monitor to work on my new laptop

Hey,

Drivers are no problem. Let me know whatever you need and then I'll request a little specific info. Once I have it, it's all butter from there.

As for the external monitor, first thing is to check that Windows is set to supply 60 Hz for the refresh rate to it. If it is set at anything other than that, change to it.

After doing that, if there is still no luck, try running a Windows Update while the monitor is connected to the machine. It might give you a monitor driver.

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before plugging the hdmi side into the laptop my monitor say check signal cable. when i plug the HDMI side into my laptop the check signal cable disappear and it say digital power saving and then it stay in that mode.

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I've already try the fn+f key it doesn't work. i try another monitor and it work but i don't why this monitor wont work

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Have you checked your Display Options?

With the monitor connected, right click on the desktop and choose Screen Resolution. In the window that opens you can (should) see two monitors, and options for using them.

If you don't see 2 monitors, the click the Detect button and see if it is recognized then.

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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.
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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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 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

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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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Does it even pretend to try to work when you press Fn/Fx (whatever key combination IBM uses)?

Look in the Advanced properties of the video drivers. I know the Dells we use sometimes require a kick start in the drivers.
 

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Hi everyone.

I have a MSI GS60 ghost pro gaming laptop which has Intel HD graphics 4600 and Nvidia GTX970M GPU, CPU i7 4720HQ, running Windows 10. I study abroad, several months ago i went back home and plugged-in my laptop to the TV via HDMI for gaming like normal. Yesterday i bought an ASUS VC239H external monitor and tried to do the same thing, but there is no HDMI input signal, the Laptop cannot detect the monitor (include display settings, intel HD graphics settings, nvidia settings). This is what i tried:

- Fn+f2, Fn+f8 keys, windows P switching to duplicate or extend or anykind of options
- plug the monitor into my friend's laptop with windows 8 through that HDMI cable and it works fine, the same with other laptop running windows 7==> cable and monitor are normal
- plug my laptop to my neighbor's smart TV. There was ''connected' symbol which appears on the TV but black screen instead of image, Laptop couldn't detect the TV
- reinstalling nvidia and onboard-graphics drivers and update to the latest
- Made a clean install of windows, tried windows 8 also but the same result
- Updated my BIOS and EC
- Bought an adapter HDMI-Mini Displayport to use the mini displayport with HDMI cable

nothing works

Im sorry that i copied my thread from other forum to here therefore some problem with the text color

A:My laptop cannot detect any external screen/monitor

Is there a setting in the BIOS that controls the use of the HDMI output - perhaps it has been inadvertently turned off.

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I have a laptop as my main computer and I have it hooked up to an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Sometimes I like to unplug everything and just use it like a normal laptop. When I use the Fn+F5 key to change to the internal display, the resolution is still the same from the other display. It is still readable but there is a black space where the screen could expand to. I tried to (while hooked up to the external display) change the resolution of the secondary monitor (the internal one) but it keeps just copying exactly what is on the first display (the external one). If I change the resolution on one monitor, they both change to that. If i click "Identify" it shows a number "1" on both monitors. I could just change the resolution every time i switch monitors but then when i plug it into the external one it is a little distorted (enough that i could navigate to change the resolution back though)

Or is there a batch or vbs script that could toggle the resolution between the two?
The two resolutions are: External: 1024 x 768 Internal: 1280 x 800

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