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Kaimalino
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Adding a 2nd monitor

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Envy 23-d027c
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

1st gen Envy 23 (no HDMI port)

My kid hit the screen (touchscreen). It is cracked and not responding well (even with the mouse).  I want to see if I can bypass that by adding a 2nd monitor externally.  Can I use a USB to VGA cable and place the new monitor in front of my all-in-one PC and just work with that for a few months?

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Installing a USB to DVI/HDMI/VGA adapter will allow the use of an external monitor.  It should provide an adequate display.  A "USB to VGA cable" probably will not work unless it is active - more than a cable.  I like the Plugable brand as they are very good

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Graphics-Multiple-2048x1152-1920x1080/dp/B00A2E1MQA

 

You can possibly find cheaper but not better.  Depending on the monitor.  This adapter will work an most any monitor except displayport.


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Installing a USB to DVI/HDMI/VGA adapter will allow the use of an external monitor.  It should provide an adequate display.  A "USB to VGA cable" probably will not work unless it is active - more than a cable.  I like the Plugable brand as they are very good

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Graphics-Multiple-2048x1152-1920x1080/dp/B00A2E1MQA

 

You can possibly find cheaper but not better.  Depending on the monitor.  This adapter will work an most any monitor except displayport.


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Thanks a lot for your reply. It confirms what I had read on this site before and makes me feel better about purchasing that "active" cable. Happy holidays to you!

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Thank you and Happy Holidays to you, too.


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