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Solved Detecting dual monitor

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Cheeseball81, Nov 8, 2016.

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  1. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Vostro 3500 running Windows 10. I hooked up a second monitor but it refuses to detect it.

    I have tried Fn + F8 - I have chosen Duplicate and Extend. It just refuses to display anything on the second monitor.

    I've gone into Display Settings. It will show 2 monitors but if you hit Identify it does not identify the second monitor.
    Yet if I go into Devices > Connected devices - it clearly shows the monitor is connected.

    I've gone into Display adapter properties > Intel(R) Graphics and Media Control Panel > Graphics Properties
    I've tinkered around in every mode. Even in Multiple Displays it shows 2 monitors.

    There are no errors in Device Manager and when I try to update the driver, it says the driver is up to date.

    I don't know what else to try. It's just annoying that the laptop is showing it is connected but it refuses to display anything.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
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    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Have you confirmed that the given monitor input and cable are working correctly, say by connecting to some other known working video source?
     
  3. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator Thread Starter

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    It ended up being a bad VGA cable. I swapped em out. All seems fine now.
     
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