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Old 02-18-2007, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop - 2nd Screen

Im thinking of getting a TFT monitor to use with my laptop -


if i plug in a 2nd screen, will the screen attaced to the laptop sill be on, or will it go black?

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Old 02-18-2007, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends what type of video card you have in your notebook.
look at your vidoe props
type in the run box desk.cpl
hit enter
click properties , what do you see?

usually though, yes one will go off when the other goes on unless connecting through an AV port,,, i did say usually so try with a monitor. Some notebooks , especially older ones you have to set which monitor in the bios.
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