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2 Monitors to work on 1 laptop

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#1 JohnBoi


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 03:15 PM



I have a HP Pavilion 17-e117dx laptop. I am trying to connect 2 monitors ( 2 monitors and laptop screen). Laptop has 1 VGA and 1 HDMI. I don't believe that I can hook 1 monitor to each video output. I am wanting to know what it would take to be able to do this.


ALSO, for some reason, I can hook both of my TV's to my laptop via HDMI, but when I connect the monitor my laptop via HDMI, it is not recognized.


Any help here would be greatly appreciated



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:42 PM

if you can't get it to work, you might consider one of these Plugable USB 3.0 to VGA / DVI / HDMI Video Graphics Adapter for Multiple Monitors. I have one that I use with my laptop to allow me to use a larger monitor.  It works great for that and with all the adapters i have found it works with almost any monitor or TV when I travel.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:56 AM

You may only be able to use two monitors, either two external or one external and the laptop.   It will depend on what the video card in your laptop supports.  As Smsec mentioned a USB to video adapter may resolve your issue.


The monitor may use a different version of HDMI or there may be an issue with the cable.

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