a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Plug one end of the VGA connection cable into the VGA port on the external display. Tighten the knobs on the VGA connector to secure the cable to the monitor. 2
Plug the other end of the VGA connection cable into the VGA port on the on your Compaq 6910P. The VGA port is located on the back of the device. Tighten the knobs on the VGA connector to secure the cable to the laptop. 3
Plug the external display's power cord into a wall outlet. Power on the device by clicking its "Power" button. 4
Boot your Compaq 6910P. 5
Click on the "Start" button in your task menu. 6
Select "Control Panel," then click "Appearance and Personalization." 7
Click "Personalization" in the window that appears. 8
Select "Display Settings." 9
Select "Mirrored" from the New Display Detected dialog box to have your displays mirror each other. 10
Select "Extended" from the New Display Detected dialog box to have your display function like one, large workspace. 11
Select "External Display Only" from the New Display Detected dialog box to use only your external monitor. 12
Click the "OK" button to keep the changes and exit the setup.
HDMI is digital
VGA (the 15 pin connector) is analog.
If your connector has the digital to analog interface it should work, but likely it does not have that chip and thus will not work.
Your description of the problem tells me it may never work as you have it connected. Possibly it might be that the monitor is required to be powered on before the laptop is booted, but that only works in some cases.
I have also seen some work if a 2-step connector is used.
VGA to DVI connector, followed by DVI to HDMI connector.
DVI was the step toward digital that came before the HDMI standard was implemented and was only partially digital. DVI and VGA do not carry control signals nor audio. HDMI carries both those as well as the video.
YMMV but I think it would be cheaper and more efficient to actually purchase a monitor with a digital input (HDMI or DVI).
Without the digital/analog converter interface a digital output device (your laptop with HDMI out) can never operate an analog device (your Dell monitor with VGA input).
If the VGA driver is missing you can download the from various internet sources man..
There are different website where in you can download the compatible VGA driver for your laptop
Some of the top software site are like.. Brothersoft.com etc.. please do look for it and you can download as per your requirements.
Make sure the laptop's external VGA port is turned on. There will be a function key somewhere on the keyboard (location varies by manufacturer and model) that controls the connector. If the connector has gotten turned off the external monitor will go to sleep because it's not getting any input.
Couple of things to try:
Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 after you press start button. In safe mode try Last Known Configuration.
If that does not work then: reboot and log into safe mode with VGA. This will allow you to go into Device manager and see if you have a bad video driver. Try those two things and let me know what happens..