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Dual screen help

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Danwraith, Jan 12, 2019 at 2:21 PM.

  1. Danwraith

    Danwraith Thread Starter


    Ive aquired two VGA screens which I'm looking to connect to my laptop to duak screen.

    My laptop only has a hdmi port so I'm confused as to how or if it's possible to go about it. A chap in the office supplies store said it was possible but they didn't have the kit. Pc world said it wouldn't work (but I think they where trying to pursuad me into buying new screens with hdmi).

    Does anyone know if I bought a VGA splitter and run it to a hdmi to vga converter of this would work or would this just mirror to laptop screen to both screens.
  2. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    If you send the same signal to both screens (which may not even work with a splitter) then the screens will show the same thing.

    You can get one external screen to work with an HDMI to VGA converter like this :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LESHP-HD...7131c47:g:8KYAAOSw651cJJ6s:rk:5:pf:0&LH_BIN=1

    Don't get an adapter cable, they usually don't work. You want an adapter/converter with electronics like the one at the link. I have one and it works well.

    You will also need a VGA male to male cable.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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