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a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
August 6, 2010 5:59:08 AM

Hello,
seeking suggestions on how to accomplish 2 monitors through laptop total of 3, including laptop screen.

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a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
August 8, 2010 2:27:17 AM

If you connect an external monitor to a laptop, the laptop screen will turn off automatically, i.e. not enough graphics power to deal with a laptop monitor and 2 others. If you want three, you'll have to get a splitter with three separate ports on it that will run off of your vga or hmdi port.
August 8, 2010 9:10:12 PM

Most laptops can run their own screen as well as one other, so a splitter with two outputs should work.
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July 27, 2011 5:06:55 PM

What if your laptop only has the one video port. Is it possible to use a USB 2.0 to Video adapter on a Dell Inspiron E1505?
November 3, 2011 6:44:51 PM

3 external and it's own lcd

dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

March 20, 2012 2:40:36 PM

someguy606 said:
3 external and it's own lcd

dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a603eee0cd&view=att&th=1336af3f2ac23bdc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_guk5trjt0&zw


Can you post your BIOS Revision and Video Driver version? Any BIOS settings you had to make?

I have an e6420 w/ a docking station w/ 2 HDMI/DVI ports and a VGA port, and I cannot get teh 2nd external monitor to light up no matter what I do. One external is cabled with VGA, the other is HDMI. Both are Dell 22" capable of 1920x1080 . . . do I need to use HDMI or DVI cables for both?

Thanks

Doug

March 20, 2012 2:41:16 PM

someguy606 said:
3 external and it's own lcd

dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a603eee0cd&view=att&th=1336af3f2ac23bdc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_guk5trjt0&zw


Can you post your BIOS Revision and Video Driver version? Any BIOS settings you had to make?

I have an e6420 w/ a docking station w/ 2 HDMI/DVI ports and a VGA port, and I cannot get teh 2nd external monitor to light up no matter what I do. One external is cabled with VGA, the other is HDMI. Both are Dell 22" capable of 1920x1080 . . . do I need to use HDMI or DVI cables for both?

Thanks

Doug

March 20, 2012 2:59:50 PM

someguy606 said:
3 external and it's own lcd

dell e6420 with dock station that has 1-vga and 2-DVIs
tested and works on 1200x1600 20" monitors

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a603eee0cd&view=att&th=1336af3f2ac23bdc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_guk5trjt0&zw


Can you post your BIOS Revision and Video Driver version? Any BIOS settings you had to make?

I have an e6420 w/ a docking station w/ 2 HDMI/DVI ports and a VGA port, and I cannot get teh 2nd external monitor to light up no matter what I do. One external is cabled with VGA, the other is HDMI. Both are Dell 22" capable of 1920x1080 . . . do I need to use HDMI or DVI cables for both?

Thanks

Doug
July 18, 2012 1:58:11 AM

Doug, did you find a solution? I have the same setup except I have vga, DVI and laptop screen. I can't get both monitors to light up.

Shane
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