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How can I utilize my old Vaio as a dual monitor?

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#1 Castleheart

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:49 AM

I just replaced my old Vaio, model VGC-LV140J, with a new all-in-one, the VPC-L232FX/B.



I want to know how I can utilize my old Vaio as a dual monitor for my newer one. I've tried connecting them both up via HDMI cable, but I wasn't able to configure a new monitor that way. How can I correctly do this?



The old Vaio has Windows Vista, and the new one is running Windows 7. Is this a problem, or is this not significant? Also, the older Vaio has an S-Video input. I mention this because I suspect that I may need an HDMI to S-Vid cable.



Looking very forward to any word from the community.



My deepest appreciation.



#2 Silly French

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

It is menttionned in the description of your new VAIO "2 HDMI ports (one for input from a TV or gaming console, one for output to a second monitor)"
Try to connect to the other HDMI port, maybe you tried to connect to the input instead of output ;)

#3 Castleheart

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:16 PM

Oh, wow. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. This may mean that my old Vaio has an input and output as well. Going to take a closer look when I get home, and I'll report my success!




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