Display issue

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Pasta88, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Having trouble with displaying 2 monitors or a tv and a monitor at the same time. At first I could hook up my tv to my laptop and view the picture on each one without issues. It was connected by an hmdi cable. I also had my laptop and another monitor connected to eachother via hdmi and vgi and able to view it fine on both monitors.

    I tried using an hdmi spilitter to allow me to view all without unplugging and switching cables. I could not view either tv or other monitor via hdmi splitter. I went back to original hookup but i can no longer see tv or other monitor while set up seperately. When I show display in control panel and show display settings it shows one monitor with a 1 and 2 in it divided by a an up and down line such as this ! without the period below it.

    How can I resolve this issue so I can use all displays without unplugging cables or to go back to my original hook up.

    thx
     
  2. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Guys, plz?
     
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    cmon guys, a little help plz.
     
  4. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    So you have a laptop and another one screen connected but you cannot see anything on the tv / monitor that is connected or do you have two extra screens connected ???

    Graphics card ???

    First off you need a pretty good built in GPU in your laptop to put a decent picture on a tv , secondly i personally would not use splitters. Unless you want to spend big bucks on high end splitters.

    Go to screen resolution settings ( right click desktop) check "display desktop on 1 / 2 " dependant on your display setup. Restart your machine with all extra displays unplugged. Recreate your original setup one step at a time, may need to setup up multiple monitors in GPU control panel depending on your GPU.
     
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  5. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Also, just because someone doesn't answer you quick enough, doesn't mean you can double post rubbish, it's called spamming and it'll get you banned.

    Some kind forum member will eventually help.

    Here is a link to the forum rules should you need to refer to them.
     
  6. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    ok, all set as i see what i was doing wrong. thx
     
  7. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    sounds like you can only use 2 displays.