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Use VGA and HDMI at the same time

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ssjdx1, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. ssjdx1

    ssjdx1 Member

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    Hi All,

    I'd like to use my monitor (connected via VGA) and my TV (connected via HDMI) which are both connected to my laptop at the same time. The issue i'm having is that my VGA port is next to my HDMI port thereby making it impossible to plug both wires in at the same time.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to any adapters or slim VGA cables that I could use? Ideally i'd like to avoid use of an adapter to ensure full visual quality.

    Thanks,
    ssjdx1
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    shave down the 1 side of the vga cable connector closes to the hdmi port.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, I had to take off the face of the VGA cable for it to fit in. The issue is that I now have pins going into the laptop and i'm worried that it's now very easy for a pin to snap, is there any type of slim VGA cable I could get ?
     
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    how did you take the face off the VGA cable connector?
     
  5. Angelina Franklin

    Angelina Franklin Newbie

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    have you searched for any extender/convertor?
     

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