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Multiple Monitors

by jas2 / November 3, 2004 12:20 PM PST

I have a Gateway Solo 9500 laptop that I want to use 2 monitors with. Gateway tech said there is no way to do it. The ealier notebooks didn't support 2 monitors. I have it working with an external monitor. How can I use both screens for different views? I want to use the 1 to monitor something and the other to work on. Is there way to do it without buying a new laptop? Thank you for your advise.

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Re: Multiple Monitors
by Wellander / November 3, 2004 2:54 PM PST
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Hi,
Is there a function key (FN) and a key with a monitor looking thing on it?
Look at your keyboard to find these.

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Re: Multiple Monitors
by jas2 / November 3, 2004 10:31 PM PST
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There is not a monitor key on the keyboard. Gateway even told me that they don't have a new video card that we can buy to replace the old one with.

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Re: Multiple Monitors
by Wellander / November 4, 2004 3:22 AM PST
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Hi,
Then maybe your laptop is not commpatable to do that.
Read the users and documation guides that came with it to see.

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Re: Multiple Monitors
by HerbChong / November 14, 2004 10:10 AM PST
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if you want them showing different things, you need a very special Cardbus video card and that is very expensive, about the same cost as your computer. only a few high end portables have it built-in and you will have to pay top dollar, easily over $3K.

Herb...

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dual monitor device
by FirstHand / January 1, 2005 12:33 PM PST
In reply to: Multiple Monitors

Hi, I just read this message although it is a couple of months old but thought someone would still need the info I found. I wanted to do the same dual monitor setup with a laptop several months ago. I have not done it yet. I did however, find a device that proposes to accomplish the task. I have not used it nor am I affiliated with the company. It is supposed to cost around $100. It uses a USB port if I remember correctly. This is the link if anyone is interested. http://www.trittontechnologies.com/products/TRIUV100.htm

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