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I have a acer al1706 monitor connect to my hp pavillion notebook hooked up by a hdmi to vga adapter so i can have a dual monitor setup all it says is input supported

I when on to display settings it couldnt detect the other monitor and when i went to control panel i couldnt find the usual display icon

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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Sep 11, 2018

    Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    we need lots for information what is connected here. I guess screen #1 is the internal screen? and 2 is the AL1706 vga >HDMI and Pavillion? what Pavillion is model.
    my wild guess is >
    1: Pavillion not set to dual mode. (see manual)
    2: that unknown hdmi adaptor is not working.
    3: aL1706 tested ok, it's old and old monitors do fail,for CCLF back lamps dead, (4:5 square screen monitors are mostly dead now. )
    4: PC runs windows. windows what?
    5: PC will not see, the old 1706 connected via HDMI, how can it, ?
    6: the AL1706 has poor resolution, so you will need to lower (poorer) to get it to work at windows PC. 1280 x 1024 or it will not work.

    step 1, take your 1706 and its vga cable
    and test it on any PC made with a VGA jack.
    and test it at above resolution first
    that mean set it first, in windows
    then plug in the the 1706 next,.
    i bet the monitor is dead, as 99% are ow.
    the CCFL tubes die fast, and go DEAD.
    fast means 5 to 10 years.
    yours is 11 years old, 3 year before those far batter LED LCD monitor took over the market.
    id retire it, i have 2 in the attic now.
    both went yellow lamps (near ***** )
    ugly yellow for white.

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