Solved Detecting dual monitor

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Cheeseball81

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

Cheeseball81

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