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Dual Monitors with HDMI and USB-C?

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Hi, I have the laptop here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-14-fq0000-laptop-pc-series/33690512/model/37747606/document/...

 

I am trying to connect both my personal and work laptops to a KVM switch. I got the work laptop up and running, no problem.

My personal laptop is an HP fq0013dx with specs at the link above.

 

If I'm reading that correctly, I should have at least two video outputs, the HDMI and the USB C. However, the symbol next to my USB C looks like a USB 2.0 symbol similar to here: https://www.quora.com/Is-USB-C-capable-of-transmitting-video-from-a-laptop

 

I'm running Windows 10 and I can see the connection in the Device Manager. It says Universal Serial Bus Device (and then under that is says BillBoard Device). I know its the USB C connection, because when I unplug it it disappears. I tried searching for drivers, but it says the correct drivers are installed.

 

My connection is really kinda convoluted. Starting at the laptop, I have a USB C (on laptop) to HDMI (on KVM switch) connector which gets me from Laptop to KVM Switch. The KVM switch outputs using a HDMI (KVM switch) to DVI (Monitor) cable. Monitors are decade old Hyundai and have VGA and DVI ports.

 

I've used the HDMI to DVI cable before, so I know it works. The USB C to HDMI cable is new, but the picture on the box shows a laptop (USB C) and a monitor (HDMI) so I'm pretty sure its the right cable.

 

I see a couple of USB A slots with the 3.1 symbol, but I have no cables that go from USB A to HDMI.

 

Under Device Manager, USB Controllers, I have:

AMD USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (microsoft)

Generic USB Hub

Generic USB Hub

Generic USB Hub

USB Composite Device

USB Composite Device

USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)


How can I hookup the laptop through the switch to these two old monitors? Or, first step, how do I tell if my USB C port is 3.1 and can output video or not?

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@BiggerMoney 

 

Its it an HP Laptop - 14s-fq0013dx machine ? Its specs

 

          https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c06656953

 

It only has 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 5Gbps signaling rate port which won't give video signals to connect to an external monitor. You can only use HDMI port to connect to a monitor.

 

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Hi Banhien,

Can you recommend a docking station or splitter that will allow me to have two external monitors?  Would this one work: https://www.amazon.com/USB-Dual-HDMI-Adapter-External/dp/B0725K1MHH/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=HDM... 

 

 

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