I want to add a second monitor to my HP TouchSmart 610 Series AIO, & someone suggested the plugable usb 2.0 to vga / dvi / hdmi video graphics adapter for multiple monitors. I can’t seem to find any info about it working with an all-in-one PC. Suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for the post! Based on the specs I believe this would probably work for you, however I always recommend running the DisplayLink compatibility check tool (http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/…) to make sure there are no hardware or software conflicts. That said, this product is mostly intended for office/productivity software and web browsing. We do not recommend using it for video, gaming, or resource intensive applications.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know here, or contact us directly at email@example.com
I am not a gamer so I don’t need to worry about that. I just downloaded DisplayLink & will run it shortly. The Plugable Adapter just came today so I will be setting it up tomorrow. Fingers are crossed. Wish me luck.
Fingers AND toes crossed! Like I said before, if you have any issues just let me know.
I have run into a problem. I apparently need some sort of adapter but don’t know what to buy. When I attach the VGA cable to the monitor, that leaves me with a female end to attach to a female end.
I’m sorry to hear you’re having an issue, but hopefully this will help:
In a standard setup, the way it should look is like this
Plugable Adapter: Female
VGA cable side 1: Male
VGA Cable side 2: Male
Monitor Port: Female
It’s also important to note that VGA ports have 15 pins. While there are other cables that look similar, they usually have a different number of pins on them. If the cable you’re using does have 15 pins then it sounds like you’re using a VGA extension cable, and you would just need a standard VGA cable.
If what you’re seeing doesn’t look like either of those situations, could you tell me what gender you’re seeing on the following ports and the number of pins on each:
VGA cable side 1:
VGA Cable side 2:
Ok, I bought a new monitor cable. The one I was trying to use was apparently an extension cable. Everything is hooked up. The color is vastly different from my main monitor. I also can’t figure out how to get the pdf or text file I want to read onto the second monitor. I really appreciate your patience with an old woman & all the help you’ve given me. I will figure this out. I refuse to let it defeat me.
Just a word to the wise guys; I am 71 years old & don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. T’ain’t so!
Hello again! I’m happy to help. The good news is that the hardest parts are done. I’d recommend taking a minute to watch these two videos, since they will help you learn a little about setting up and working in a multiple monitor environment:
Introduction to Multiple Screens: https://youtu.be/0jDgITDfZAs
Introduction to Spacial Orientation: https://youtu.be/kajujwoPsT8
Give those two a shot, and once you’re done, let me know if you have any questions.
Those helped me tremendously. I was worried I did something wrong when all I needed was learn to make use of it. I am feeling more comfortable with it now & it does exactly what I wanted it to. You folks are the greatest. Great customer service.