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Using 2 monitors with laptop

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#1 Julia-the-PCGP


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:18 PM


A friend wants to connect 2 external monitors to her Windows 7 laptop - it has connectors for HDMI and VGA. One of her monitors is DVI and the other HDMI.

However, only one output on the laptop can be used at one time, so I bought her a HDMI splitter with outputs for both HDMI and DVI. However, it won't connect to both monitors and when I asked the supplier for help, they said it obviously wasn't compatible with the laptop.

At the moment, she can only use the built in laptop display - and either her HDMI monitor or her DVI monitor as an extended display.

Is there a way to resolve this problem ?

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#2 LucheLibre


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

What is the manufacturer and model of the laptop?

Perhaps you already know, but an HDMI splitter will/should simply make both monitors display the same thing.

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