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How to add a second monitor on my Gateway GT5220. But I'm going thought the monitor I have now's DVI port on the monitor. I can't find anywhere that allows me to do this.

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Your video card most likely has only one VGA (video) output. There are video cards available that have two slots for as low as $30 online. These are rather simple to install on desktops.

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You will need a graphics card that supports dual DVI modes.

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SOURCE: Acer x1200 I have 2 monitors 1 dvi and 2nd

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If you have an aftermarket video card go to vendors site and download latest vid drivers, usually solves problem.

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IF you have an unused USB port, it is possible to plug a USB to Video adapter into the empty port. These devices are fairly new and will not provide the refresh speeds you get with the internal video adapter. If your second monitor has a fast refresh rate (a CRT or even a fast LCD) it may be acceptable. If you Google USB video adapter" you will get lots of hits. I cannot recommend any of these devices because I have no personal experience with them. I would select a USB to Video adapter using the same requirements and standards that I would use for an internal video card.

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you need a dvi to vga adapter not a dvi to vga plug and you must also go into your graphics card setup catalyst control center if its ATI Nvidia Display manager for Nvidia if you boot the computer with it pluged in and you can see the boot screen on bolth displays then its an os thing just right click and select the display manager the activate all display's through the managers

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Help Adding a 2nd Monitor to ALL-IN-ONE


Try using a VGA to VGA cable or a dvi to dvi cable because dvi-d and hdmi tend to lack the necessary pins to be converted to an analogue signal. A hdmi to dvi cable may also work

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I would like to hook up my old monitor, product LT782s, model 700P, to my new monitor so I can have duel monitors. The cord has 2 screws to attach. The new monitor does not have any place for a "scr


You need to connect both monitors to a computer. Monitors do not daisy-chain (in general). The exception are some SCART-enabled monitors.

What is your source (desktop)? What is the make/model of your new monitor? Please add a comment with the video outputs/inputs for your source and second monitor.

Many newer desktops have two or three outputs. (Some video cards have display port outputs which with active adapters can support 2 monitors each.)

If your computer has two or more outputs and your new monitor has an input compatible with the extra output, get the appropriate DVI, DVI-HDMI or HDMI cable for your new monitor. See the next section if both monitors have VGA input.

If you have a desktop with only one video output, you may be able add a video card to support two monitors. (Depending on your computer, you may need to upgrade the power supply to support a video card.) Then get the appropriate adapter or cables to add the second monitor. (Note: if both of your monitors have only VGA inputs, check the specs for video cards carefully. Not all modern cards support analog outputs on their DVI, HDMI or Display Port connections. These digital outputs would require a digital to analog converter to give the VGA out.) However, if one of your monitors will accept DVI digital signals and the other VGA, add a card with one of each of these connections and a DVI cable to match. (This is an if needed extra; many monitors still ship with only a VGA cable.)

Then turn off your computer, open it and add the video card. Install the drivers with only one monitor attached. Then power down the computer and connect the second monitor. Turn on both monitors before turning on the computer again. Most of the time, the second monitor should be recognized (by Windows) and the appropriate refresh rate and resolution chosen. If not, you may need to enter the Display settings to set the monitor up.

I have seen some computers/video cards where only one output is initially enabled. You may have to go into the device settings to enable it. (Laptops often need their external video ports enabled in the BIOS.) Bad video ports/cards/cables do happen so RMA if needed.

The USB video adapter, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812225007 , can be added to a desktop to give a second VGA output but it isn't the best solution. USB bandwidth limits are significantly lower than those for a PCIe x16 slot or an old AGP slot.

I hope this helps. Please add more information about your system if you want more assistance with this problem.

Cindy Wells
(who has done dual monitors with older and newer computers. My old Pentium 4 with a Radeon x1350 video card was fine for driving a VGA monitor and an HDMI monitor (using a DVI to HDMI cable). My second generation i5 and P8Z68 motherboard system is also fine using the on-CPU video graphics for those same monitors. A video card would improve gaming but isn't required.)

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No signal from secondary monitor


YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO DISPLAY PROPERTIES IN CONTROL PANEL OR THE GRAPHICS CARD CONTOL PANEL AND SET UP THE SECOND MONITOR.

Jun 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Gateway with 2 data ports


The "Connect monitor to alternate video port" message suggests that it is the motherboard video port. Since your computer has a video graphics card, the motherboard connections are disabled in the BIOS. (This avoids conflicts.)

Many video cards have several display ports each of a different type (VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort (less likely on a low-end desktop)) . Some of these cards can drive two monitors at the same time. Look at where your current monitor is connected, then consider an adapter to connect the second monitor to that video card. (For example, a DVI to VGA adapter will let you connect a VGA monitor cable to the DVI port.) Some DVI ports will let you run two monitors from the one port with a splitter.

Gateway has support documents for their computers here: http://support.gateway.com/us/en/support/default.aspx . You'll need to use the model number and look for the User's Guide, Top Answers and support documents tabs.

The only way to use the blocked port would be to enable it in the BIOS (usually press F2 on start up for Gateways). Press this key repeatedly from power on until it responds. I frequently miss the timing, just shut down and try again. However, first you would need to remove the graphics card drivers (uninstall program (Catalyst for AMD/ATI) and the drivers) from your Windows OS. Then remove the graphics card from the desktop. Since this requires opening the computer, you will need to be careful to remain grounded relative to the computer. (Use a ground strap or work carefully touching a metal surface of the case.)

Please add a comment with your computer's model number and I'll be glad to give you specifics on running two monitors from your system.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 21, 2012 | Gateway GT5694 Desktop Computer

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What cord do I need to connect my 1810 gateway monitor to my tower


Your either going to need VGA or DVI. You need to check the back of your computer and monitor to see which type of connection you have. Then plug in the appropriate cable.


Pic of VGA cable: http://www.ccrzone.com/attachments/Image/VGA_M-M_6_.jpg
Pic of DVI cable: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2995518986_9deb622bff_o.jpg

Jul 19, 2011 | Gateway FPD1810 18.1" LCD Monitor

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How to add second monitor to asus cg5270?


The Asus Essentio CG5270 is a desktop computer, so I see it was placed in the wrong category. No prob!

Certain selected models of the Essentio CG5270 come with a graphics card. If you have this graphics card, you can use two monitors at the same time. (Dual monitors)

If you do Not have one of the selected models with a graphics card, you have to purchase, and install a graphics card.
You can purchase a decent graphics card that has dual DVI ports, and is relatively inexpensive.

Looking at the back of your computer,

1) View the purple PS/2 port. The port where you can plug in either a Keyboard, or a Mouse.

Come straight down to the blue VGA connector. This port is to connect a VGA monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or an PCD monitor that has a VGA cable.
(Flat screen monitor)

Look to the immediate right of the blue VGA connector. This white port is a DVI connector.
You can connect an LCD monitor to it that has a DVI cable.

This two ports are Onboard graphics ports. (On the motherBoard)

You Cannot connect a monitor at the same time to these ports.
BIOS will only recognize one port.

You have to have a graphics card also.

You can connect two monitors to a graphics card,
IF, it has two graphics ports. For this model it looks like the best they are offering, for connecting two monitors is a DVI port, and a VGA port.

You Cannot hook a monitor up to the Onboard graphics port, and to the graphics card port.

BIOS will only recognize Onboard, or a graphics card. It won't do both.

IF, you have a graphics card.

There are four horizontal slots, on the bottom of the computer tower. IF, you have a graphics card it is usually in the second slot down.

It - Should have a white DVI port on the left, and a blue VGA port on the right.


Again as stated above, you can purchase a graphics card that has two, (Dual) DVI ports on it. Then connect two monitors to the graphics card.

(Digital Visual Interface:
A DVI-I female port is White in color, and has 3 rows of 8 holes. To the right of the holes is a metal bar, shaped like a Plus Sign.
{ + }
There is a hole in each of the four corners, of the Plus Sign.
Four holes in total.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

VGA:
The VGA female port is usually Blue in color.
There are 3 rows of 5 holes. They are staggered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

If you wish you can plug 1 monitor into the VGA port on a graphics card, and the 2nd monitor into the DVI port on the graphics card.

They also make a Male DVI to Female VGA adapter plug. Has Male DVI pins, and female VGA socket holes.

This is for a monitor that has a VGA cable, and you are adapting it to plug into a DVI port on the graphics card.
Useful if you have two monitors with a VGA cable.

(They also make a Female DVI to Male VGA adapter. Make sure what you want, and what you are purchasing)

NOW, (Not shouting),

The following applied to Windows XP. I see the Essentio CG5270 comes with Windows Vista.
See if the following will crossover to Vista.

1) You have two monitors plugged into your graphics card. Monitors are On.

2) Computer is turned on next. Windows loads up.

3) Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.

4) In the small menu that comes up, go to the bottom, and left-click on Properties.

5) In the small Display Properties window that comes up, left-click on the Settings tab.

6) You will see a large blue rectangle with the number 1 in it. This is your Primary monitor icon.
This is your main monitor.

You will see a smaller rectangle in the background, and it will be 'ghosted' out. This is your Secondary monitor icon. This is the second monitor you hooked up.

Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon.

7) The Secondary monitor icon will 'light up'.

NOW,
IF, your Primary monitor is sitting in front of you, and your Secondary monitor is sitting on the Right, it's okay.

IF, your Secondary monitor is on the Left, you need to make a change.
Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon, hold the mouse button down, and drag it over to the Left side of the Primary monitor icon.

Why?
Because you need to have those icons sitting the same way, as your two monitors are sitting on your computer desk.
More will be revealed as you read on.

8) Go to the bottom of this window. You will see -
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor,
and a square box to the left of it.

Left-click in the middle of that square box.
Go to the bottom right, and left-click on Apply.
Go to the left of Apply, and left-click on OK.

Bling! Your second monitor has your desktop on it!

When you go online with your computer using dual monitors. Your Primary monitor will have the what you see online. Your Secondary monitor won't.

Go all the way to the Left side of your monitor screen, with your mouse cursor.
Left-click, and hold the mouse button down. Drag your mouse to the Left.

You should see what you're seeing on the Primary monitor, being dragged over to your Secondary monitor.

No?

Then go to the Right side of your Primary monitor screen, and drag it the other way.

Questions?

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DVI output problems with Acer Veriton M464


If you are comfortable with opening the case, you can try this: Unplug the power supply, make sure are constantly grounded (touching metal)remove add-in video card. Locate the "Clear CMOS" jumper (usually 3 pins in a row with two shorted via a plastic jumper). Remove the jumper and short the other 2 pins (if originally pins 1-2 with 3 open, short 2-3 with 1 open) for a few seconds. Then replace on original pins. Plug monitor into motherboard video port and power on. If it works, you can leave as is or try to re-install your video card following the same precautions when opening the case and probably changing BIOS settings to utilize the add-on card.

Sep 12, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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No signal from computer to monitor 8/13/08!


I had the exact same problem!! Drove me crazy for days. Couldn't find any answers online, contacted Gateway tech support and they told me my warranty was expired but they'd be happy to discuss my issue for $2 per minute. Gateway can **** it!!

At first I thought the problem might be a malfunctioning NVIDIA card, a problem with my DVI cable, or the monitor itself. But, after turning off the computer, unplugging the DVI cable, replugging the DVI cable and restarting the computer, I noticed I could get the firmware flash screen to show, including the BIOS menu boot and the Gateway system reinstall screen to show. As soon as the Windows flash logo would display, however, the monitor would drop out and display the dreaded "No Signal" error.
This indicated the problem was a software one and not hardware! The cable, monitor and video card were all working fine. Then I remembered that Windows installed its automatic update a few days prior. In fact...

THE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE A WINDOWS UPDATE INSTALLED A FEW DAYS PRIOR.

After succesfully booting into safe mode (F8 during the flash/bootup screens), I went to Add or Remove programs in the control panel, clicked on the "Show Updates" box on the top, and uninstalled the Windows update from a few days prior to the occurance of the error. After a reboot the problem was solved.

I hope this will help anybody else struggling with this error!

Aug 15, 2008 | Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television

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Duel monitor


Which connector are you currently using? They should be white and blue.(hint: the blue is VGA, the white is DVI). If you're using the VGA connector on both monitors, you will need to purchase an DVI to VGA adapter. Fairly common and can be found online for less than $5 here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814998101

Now, if you're wanting to use two DVI monitors, you'll need to buy a video card that has two DVI connectors already on it, as you cannot convert VGA to DVI.

Mar 16, 2008 | Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor

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Can't use DVI with monitor


You have 3 ports on your graphics card(VGA - 15 pin D-Sub x 1, DVI x 1, and S-Video x 1)Now if you want to use DVI just connect the DVI port to your monitor thats all..
Enjoy!

Oct 19, 2007 | Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor

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