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How to Add a Second Monitor

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Be sure you have the correct cables for the ports on your monitors and computer.
How to Add a Second Monitor
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One monitor just not doing the trick for you? Or maybe you have to give a presentation and having people peer over your shoulder at your 12-inch laptop screen just isn't going to cut it. Whatever your reason for wanting a second monitor attached to your laptop, it's an easy task to complete. These steps will walk you through how to add a second monitor to your laptop.

Ports will either be classified as DVI, VGA, HDMI or Mini DisplayPort. The picture shown above is one of a VGA port (left) next to an HDMI port. Connect the second monitor to the laptop and turn on the monitor.

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