VGA Laptop to DVI Monitor - Compatible?

  Catsmile 17:22 15 Feb 2011


I was given a Hazro 27" monitor by a programmer friend to use as an additionional screen with my laptop.

I've spent weeks now trying to get it recognise the output from the laptop with no joy. Tried the DVI-D cable that came with it first - then realised that this wouldn't work because the laptop (Toshiba Satellite) has a VGA port (doesn't even have a HDMI port - so a bit basic even though only bought it a year ago?). Using an adapter didn't help so I guessed the Laptop output was ananlog (no good for DVI-D).

Also tried a DVI-A to VGA cable - no joy. Then tried DVI-I to DVI-I with adaptor - no luck.

Am I right in assuming that the monitor is purely DVi-D and would never recognise a signal from a standard VGA ported laptop or pc?

So basically I need to give the monitor back to my friend or buy a very expensive pc to match the monitor?

Your honest advice would be very much appreciated.

  GaT7 18:15 15 Feb 2011

Look in your laptop's manual for the combination of keys you need to press to display to an external monitor (click here).

If no joy with that, the laptop's graphics card (or integrated graphics) may be the main stumbling block. It may only work with a graphics card capable of supporting a large/r resolution.

You don't mention the exact model number, but the 27" Hazros I found have a [whopping!] native resolution of 2560 x 1440. G

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