HP Pavillion 23 does not detect monitor

August 10, 2018 at 08:06:35
Specs: Windows 8.1
The previous same-issue post seems to have mysteriously vanished, so here we go again!

HP Pavillion 23, an "AiO" PC (not quite all-in one, I daresay, as it doesn't even have video outputs), running Windows 8.1, won't detect a 2007 LG Flatron L1953S-BF monitor plugged in via a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (drivers for the latter of which are in place). Monitor itself is (seemingly) perfectly functional but won't "react" to being plugged in. USB ports are functioning just fine as well.

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August 10, 2018 at 15:53:26
Did you double post about the same issue? If you did, that's why one of the posts was deleted.

What is it you're trying to do? Is the screen bad on the AIO or are you attempting to run dual screens? I'm guessing it's the latter because I don't think you'd be able to install the drivers for the adapter otherwise. How about posting the make/model of the adapter? Have you tried the adapter on another system to confirm it works? I wouldn't expect a less than $10 eBay cheapie to work but the StarTech for about $75 supposedly works well, or the one from HP.



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August 11, 2018 at 04:18:43
I don't think yours is capable of adding a 2nd monitor. According to the website in the FAQ section.


But still possible according to this forum.


I don't need to be right, but I am never wrong.

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August 11, 2018 at 06:29:24
@riider Nope, just replied sarcastically to unhelpful posts.

Dual screens it is, and you guessed right - the adapter has set me back exactly 10$, and doesn't appear to even have any indications as to what entity has produced it, let alone the model. And no, I have not - no spare machines around. Is cheap adapters not working a rampant problem?

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August 12, 2018 at 05:41:49

Very few posts here are unhelpful. Any input - unless clearly meant as a humorous aside (and the Brits especially are very good at that...) invariably goes some way (no matter how small) towards producing a solution; if only as one item to eliminate from the problem solving. Occasionally a response may be given which is completely off the mark; and as such may receive a little adverse comments from one or three of the regulars here (and even the actual poster/initiator of the thread).

Often those responding here with suggestions have no true idea of the the OP (Original Poster) has tried prior to posting here (or any other similar forum). Thus it is quite likely that some suggestions may be proffered which have already been tried by the OP and found not to be the solution.

Fair to say that one person's humour may not always come across as such to another; and sarcasm is a style of humour that can cause offence; when none intended. I personally didn't find your response offensive; possibly a little sarcastic, perhaps a little short; but nothing more than that. And it was written in a style familiar to me and likely many here from another time; and occasionally adopted by some comedians, some serious playwrights, and even a politician or three.

As regards cheap adapters; whatever kind they may be... My experience with some adapters - various types - is that often "el cheapo" isn't always what it claims to be. But also there are occasions when "el cheapo" is perfectly ok and does deliver what it claims. Equally not so "el cheapo" may also fail to deliver too...

The adapter is a usb 3.0 to vga if I read correctly? Any chance you can test it on a chum's computer to the same end? Also any prospect of a usb 2.0 to vga adapter being tried on your hp and elsewhere? This is just a long shot suggestion; and occasionally such suggestions work...

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August 12, 2018 at 07:04:24
"just replied sarcastically"
Then just don't do it. Help here is given in folks spare time for free.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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