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Dell Insprion 2305 help

by eperjesikevin1 / May 17, 2013 3:52 AM PDT

Hello, My Im trying to connect a monitor to my dell. here is how my dell looks like on the back http://www9.pcmag.com/media/images/238724-dell-inspiron-one-2305-io2305-3114msl-back.jpg

as you see i don't have a vga cable or anything to connect so will it be possible to connect another monitor to my computer. Also does my computer have hidden ports, if you look at the picture above, and look at the right side, you will see a picture of a lock and then a little opening what is that and how can i get that open? is that extra ports behind that?

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Re: dell
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 17, 2013 4:03 AM PDT

Can you post a link to the user manual? That's much better for describing the ports and connections than a pic.

Kees

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by eperjesikevin1 / May 17, 2013 4:05 AM PDT
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I don't have a link to the user manual

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Here's a conversation
by itsdigger / May 17, 2013 4:14 AM PDT
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by eperjesikevin1 / May 17, 2013 4:19 AM PDT
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my computer doesnt have any hdmi or vga inputs so i dont think that link can help me sorry

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it says usb
by itsdigger / May 17, 2013 4:22 AM PDT
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not hdmi or vga

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Check Dell support website
by Willy / May 17, 2013 4:22 AM PDT

Is there a reason why you can't check the Dell support website for detailed info you're looking for? It will be there and I provide the webpage it leads to:

ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-one-2305_service%20manual_sr-yu.pdf

You can also use your service tag#, enter it and follow the website for what you need for other items. Isn't this PC an AIO type, isn't your display not working. If so AND WHAT IS FOUND ON MANUAL @WEBSITE, you need to replace the video card in order to get it to work or if you find no ext. video port, that option was part of yet another video setup. basically, does yours have any at all?

tada -----Willy Happy

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by eperjesikevin1 / May 17, 2013 4:30 AM PDT

my computer only has a ac adapter on the port on the back, a few usb ports, Ethernet cable and that is it. no vga or anything like that to be able to add another monitor now where can i add my service tag? look in the first post on that picture that is what my computer has in the back

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For this model you have to use USB video cards.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2013 4:48 AM PDT

Nothing spectacular is needed but the performance is only good enough for web surfing, word editing and such. Not for video or gaming.
Bob

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by eperjesikevin1 / May 17, 2013 5:02 AM PDT

ok thanks. i so wanted to use another monitor

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You can get it to work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2013 5:20 AM PDT
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But from the looks of things you need one of those USB video cards.
Bob

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by eperjesikevin1 / May 20, 2013 3:13 AM PDT
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by eperjesikevin1 / May 20, 2013 3:13 AM PDT
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That's for a lock.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2013 3:24 AM PDT
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To tie it down to slow down a thief. It has nothing to do with the topic so far.

Odd you ask. Are the sellers and vendors unwilling to show or document what they sell?

Look up Kensingon Laptop cable Lock on amazon for an example.
Bob

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Inspiron One 2305 touch does not support an external VGA
by kabila626 / May 21, 2013 3:53 AM PDT
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Please don't shoot the messenger, but the Inspiron One 2305 touch does not support an external display. The ports you see are for input only. Dell should have realized, what a blunder!

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well i called dell and they told me to buy a vga video card they told me that is the only way so i can connect another monitor. so i got one and my computer DOES detect the vga connect/other monitor i have set it to extend both displays however on my second moinitor it is still showing a black screen. again my computer detects the monitor but it is still showing black on the monitor im trying to connect any help

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How odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2013 1:43 PM PDT
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I've used USB VIDEO CARDS for years to solve this issue. Wish you were closer so I could demo it.
Bob

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by eperjesikevin1 / May 23, 2013 5:51 AM PDT
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this can be closed, i ordered a more expensive one and now i can finally connect another monitor

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