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hmpilleh

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Hi,

I have an all-in-one PC and I wanted a second screen. I connect my laptop via a HDMI cable which didn't show up on my PC. I pressed the Second Screen Only on my laptop and it has now gone black. I have tried turning it on and off again, nothing is working I even tried to use to shortcut Windows tab + P then pressing down to get the option without seeing it.

None of this has worked, can someone please help!
 

TerryNet

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I even tried to use to shortcut Windows tab + P then pressing down to get the option without seeing it.
Just to be complete, after pressing the down arrow to select a different option you have to press Enter. Did you press enter?

Also, have you tried booting the laptop with the HDMI cable disconnected?
 

hmpilleh

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Yes - I have tried it and pressing enter as well. I have tried rebooting my laptop without the HDMI as well.
 

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I have an all-in-one PC and I wanted a second screen. I connect my laptop via a HDMI cable
I think I skimmed over that way too fast! :( Just took it as connecting a PC to an external (or second) monitor.

But, now that I read it again, did you connect two computers via normal or regular HDMI cable? If so, you may have caused serious harm to the electronics in one or both computers. I do not know what happens in this case.
 

hmpilleh

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Thank you for your response.

It has taken me the best part of a day but, I just disconnected my battery at the back, once I did this and turned my laptop back on it worked.

Thank you.
 

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Interesting. Have you tried with the battery again?

You're welcome.
 
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