Extra monitor not detected

  1.    11 Jul 2016 #1

    Extra monitor not detected

    Extra (2nds) monitor not detected

    plugged id a working Acer G185H VGA LCD 18' monitor with DVI adapter to my new system
    and the display reads Cable not connected
    Yet my TV that's plugged in via HDMI works fine

    Tried win+P,Tried my nvidia adapters settings and normal Windows display and it's not being detected

    Ideas? (all drivers are current)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Jul 2016 #2

    Your system specs tell that you have a notebook computer. Usually laptops and notebooks can only use one external display at any given time, maximum two displays one of them being the laptop / notebook display.

    Short: you cannot use two external displays at the same time. Disconnect the HDMI / TV if you want to use DVI / VGA display.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 Jul 2016 #3

    that was my old system info... I just updated it on my profile and below

    Mother Board - 990FXA GAMING (AMD 990FX & SB950 Chipset)
    Processor - AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core Processor

    Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    RAM - 32GB
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    12 Jul 2016 #4

    Are you sure the DVI output is DVI-I or only DVI-D
    Did you check the adapter, just in case it's defective
    What brand and model of video card? assembled or reference card
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Jul 2016 #5

    i have an adapter of each niter works
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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