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Additional Monitor to attach to laptop

I want to attach additional monitors to my laptop when I am at home so I can work on 2 additional screens utilizing a total of 3 programs at one time.

I do this now at my office with my desktop that has additional Monitors, but I would like to also be able to do this at home.

Can you please tell me what I would need to buy to accomplish this?

Thanks

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Yes no problem. to be able to perform this you need one of two things. one- video out put ports on your laptop two- a docking station for your laptop. if you email me what type of laptop your are using i can give you a more detailed answer. netrecov@yahoo.com

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The power. Is on the computer is running, however. The screen is blank. What wrong no picture


See if the problem is in the Display Assembly, or the graphics chipset.

[ The Display Assembly is essentially the laptop's monitor.
A) The plastic Display Bezel in the front.
{Thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen, and surrounds the LCD screen. Resembles a picture frame}

B) The LCD screen assembly.
{An LCD screen is composed of layers. The layers are held in place by a metal frame. This frame also resembles a picture frame}

C) The screen Inverter.
{Converts the electricity from the laptop for the Backlight, and LCD screen}

D) Webcam if installed

E) Backlight
{An LCD screen does not produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

F) Brackets on each side of the LCD screen assembly, plus various screws ]

[Graphics Chipset:

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

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

The graphics chipset is a GPU.
Graphics Processing Unit,

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

Most of the time with a laptop, the GPU is soldered directly to the motherboard in a laptop.
Not removable ]

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach a VGA monitor to the VGA connector on the laptop.

The VGA monitor can be a CRT monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor with a VGA cable.

This is an example of what the VGA connector will look like on your laptop. May be on the back, or on the side, (Top right of page),

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

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT monitor allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on. By default the display should automatically be on the external monitor.
(VGA monitor)

If not press, and hold down on the Fn key, and tap once on the display toggle-over key.
(One of the F function keys at the top, (F1, F2, F3, F4, etc), will have a monitor symbol on it, with an arrow, or another monitor symbol close to it. This is the display toggle-over key.

If I knew the Model Number of this IBM laptop, I could tell you, and possibly show you, where the VGA port is on the laptop, and what key is the display toggle-over key)

Still no display on the external monitor? (VGA monitor)
Tap the display toggle-over key again. (Remember, you have to hold down on the Fn key at the same time)

No display on an external monitor, means there is a problem with the graphics chipset.
Generally requires motherboard replacement.

Display on the external monitor, means there is a problem with the laptop's internal monitor.
(Display Assembly)

As stated, an Inverter converts the electricity from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is a bad Inverter.

Average cost of an Inverter varies, from $22 to $45.

Post in a Comment as to the Model Number.
This is in a white Service Tag, or sticker, on the Bottom of the laptop.
Perhaps I can find an HMM for this laptop.
(Hardware Maintenance Manual. Essentially a Service Manual)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 09, 2011 | IBM Computers & Internet

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Ve an acer travelmate 4001LCi how do i check motherboard if there is a problem with computer when i power on? all i get is black screen, please help..


Diagnose the problem one step at a time.

1) Does the Power On LED light come one, and the Harddrive activity LED flashes?
Hear the fan running?

Attach an external monitor to the laptop. See if you get graphics on the external monitor.

If so the problem is in the Display Assembly. More on that in a minute.

If Not, the problem is the motherboard. The graphics chip may be faulty.
(If so the usual culprit is a loose mounting of graphics chip to motherboard )

You can use a VGA monitor for an external monitor. Another term is CRT monitor. Looks like a small TV.
OR, alternatively if you have an LCD flat screen with a VGA monitor cable, you can use it.

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


1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF. Plug the VGA cable of the monitor into the laptop's VGA connector.
(Back of laptop)

Turn the VGA monitor on, let it warm up. Now turn the laptop on.

No display shown on the external monitor?
Press, and hold down on the Fn key, (Bottom Left), and tap once on the F5 key.
(Display Toggle-Over Key)

Still no?
Tap once more.
There are 3 options;

1) Just the display screen of the laptop
2) The display screen of the laptop, AND the external monitor
3) Just the external monitor



A) Display on external monitor?
Problem with the Display Assembly. (Acer = LCD Module)

The Display Assemblies main parts are;
1) The Display Cover. The cover that surrounds the LCD screen (Acer = LCD Cover)

2) The Display Bezel. The thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen. Looks like a picture frame.
(Acer = LCD Bezel)

3) The LCD screen assembly. {An LCD screen is composed of layers} (Acer = LCD Panel)

4) The screen Inverter circuit board

5) LCD Panel brackets (2)

6) Video Cable (Acer = LCD Cable)

7) Hinges {2}
Plus various screws.

Primer:
An LCD screen does not produce light. It needs an additional light source.
The additional light source is a Backlight.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

An Inverter is used to convert the power from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

90 Percent of the Time the Problem is the Inverter

Acer TravelMate 4000 series of Notebook PC - Service Manual (Free)

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

Scroll down to the Travelmate heading.
Go down to the 4th line (Begins with 3230), and scroll across to 4000.
Left-click on 4000.

After you click on the file name (4000) it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.


B) No display on external monitor?
Problem with the motherboard.
Most generally the graphics chipset.

(ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ATI_Graphics_Processing_Units#Mobility_Radeon_Series

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit )

The graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard via a BGA surface mount.
(Ball Grid Array,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array )

To explain a BGA surface mount;
The older Intel Pentium 4 processors that used a Socket 478 processor socket, had contact pins on the bottom of the processor.

A chipset using the BGA surface mount does not have contact pins.
It has Solder Balls in place of the pins.

There is no socket with socket holes. There are Copper Pads.

The chipset is set into place with the Solder Balls lining up on the Copper Pads.
Then a specified temperature, and specified length of time is used to melt the solder balls.
This solders the chipset to the Copper Pads, which in turn solders the chipset to the motherboard.

Excess heat, due to the laptop is overheating, can partially re-melt the solder connections made, and cause a poor contact.

May be caused by the laptop is dirty inside, and the cooling capacity of the cooling components, has dropped tremendously.

May be due to a poor cooling system design in regards to the graphics chipset.

The cooling system may be adequate enough to keep the Processor within it's specified temperature operating range, (Thermal Limit), but NOT adequate enough to keep both, Processor AND graphics chipset cool.

Using the HP Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC, this video gives information on the problem in more detail,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My team and I are trying to fix an Acer Laptop who is is being charged and screen does not turn on. We thought it was the power adapter and apparently it is not. So we guessed it might be the motherboard...


test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) Ide/Sata make sure they have a secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem

a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust in its socket
hope this helps

Sep 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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LG r380 laptor screen refuses to come on, but I can feel the heat being blown out of the heat sink even though I cant see any thing on the screen. The laptop was well turned off (Shut Down)...


Heat? Hmmmm?

Makes me wonder if the cooling system is inadequate to cool both the Processor, and graphics chipset. (Nvidia GeForce 8200M G)

Let's see if the problem is the Inverter, or graphics chipset.

An LCD screen cannot produce enough light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to the Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.
(Average size of a typical Backlight is half the thickness of a No.2 pencil, and 3 to 4 inches long)

An Inverter is used to convert the electricity from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

90 percent of the time the fault is the Inverter.

Laptop on take a flashlight and shine it at the screen. Move the flashlight at various angles.
Do you see faint images?
If you have an external VGA monitor available, laptop off, monitor off, attach it to the VGA connector on the back of the laptop.
Laptop on, monitor on, press the Fn key, hold it down, and press the toggle over to external monitor key.
Do you get graphics on the external monitor?

If so your graphics chipset is good, but you have a bad Backlight, or Inverter.
(I'm still betting on the Inverter being bad)

(VGA. Looks like a small TV, unless you have a flat LCD screen with a VGA hookup)

The thin plastic frame that surrounds the LCD screen, and is in front of the LCD screen, is a Display Bezel.
Once removed the Inverter is located at the bottom side of the LCD screen.

This isn't an LG R350 Notebook PC, but it gives you the basic premise on how to access your Inverter,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-lcd-screen-lg-xnote-laptop/

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 02, 2011 | LG Computers & Internet

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I'm using this as an additional monitor for a HP 10" netbook and the picture is stretched & distorted & doesn't fill screen. The vertical adjustment just moves the whole thing up and remains...


Solution goes this way, to maintain the aspect ratio of the monitor, take note of this. Your HP 10inch notebook have different resolution compare to your additional monitor, But I'm sure you selected the dual view mode or the duplicate mode that is why you have distorted display on your additional monitor, to let the additional monitor decide and maximize its resolution, try using the extended view option, you can change the resolution of your additional monitor without affecting the resolution of your 10 inch laptop.

Oct 21, 2009 | Acer X183HB Monitor

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How to make the screen darker if fn keys don't work?


Hai,

1. Attach the connector lead of the monitor to your laptop
2. So you don't see the display? :D
3. The laptop has an Function key (Fn key next to the windows start key) on the keyboard. Press and hold the key, and hit the F5 or F8 key or that F key which has the monitor icon on it (it is F5 on toshiba and F8 on dell).
4. This should fix it.
5. Sometimes a high resolution to an extended screen can also be a cause of non-display. Just reduce the resolution of your new (additional) monitor to 800X600 and that must fix it.
6. If these two still don't fix, then your next bet is re-installing your display device drivers.

Hope this Helped!
Good luck!!

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Display is fuzzy


Go into monitor controls on monitor and adjust as they come up. Unhook monitor, power up computer, cut off, plug in monitor power up computer, right click on screen, settings, adjust for screen size and additional monitor by clicking 2 and saying yes in box. Hope this helps.

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Video controller


If it's the drivers for the laptop, you can find them at Dell's support site. If it's the drivers for the monitor (some monitors need their own drivers in order to work) you can find them at the monitor manufacturer's site or driverguide.com

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Change the monitor properties from clone to dualview

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