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TadpoleAnnie
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how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

How do I hook up a second monitor to my HP touchsmart computer?

 

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Neptus
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Re: how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

Can you tell me your product number? I need to look up some visuals for your computer.

 

Realistically though, this is a really simple task. Simply put: connect the dots - The monitor needs the Power cord which should be the same as the cord that hooks into the back of a desktop tower, VGA (Blue cables), OR HDMI Cables. If you're using a flatscreen LCD television just look on the back of your television for a VGA Port or HDMI port.

The other end of the VGA or HDMI cable will plug into your laptop. For VGA look for a Blue port with a bunch of tiny holes or if you're hooking up HDMI look for a small quarter of an inch slit it will be a Longer port but smaller.

 

Let me know how this goes for ya.

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dianebrat
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Re: how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

Unfortunately Neptus does not understand that Touchsmart desktops do not have any video out capability.

You will need to buy a 3rd party USB to VGA/DVI or HDMI adapter to connect a 2nd monitor

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Neptus
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Re: how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

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Thanks for clearing that up diane.

 

Apologies for the misleading information.

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Deljohn
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Registered: ‎09-16-2011
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Re: how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

Exactly how is this done using the HP IQ775

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dianebrat
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Re: how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

On an IQ7xx you use the mini-VGA out adapter, if you do not have it, then you will need to get a USB to VGA/DVI or HDMI adapter from a 3rd party.

 

The mini-VGA adapter is all but inmpossible to purchase at this time and has been that way for several years.

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Deljohn
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Re: how do i hook up a second monitor to my hp touchsmart?

Thanks, I am going to start my seach for the USB to VGA/DVI.

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