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SoulReaver19
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Lenovo z580 external monitor

Hello,

 

I have a lenovo z580 with an nvidea gt 630m 2gb. I accidentally dropped my laptop, and now the screen is broken. I can still see a bit, but not much.

 

I was wondering if it was possible to connect it to an external monitor (18,5 inch, but the same resolution as my laptop) using a VGA cable? My laptop has a place where I can enter the VGA cable (15 pin port). I would just like to know if it is possible before I buy the monitor.

Tinderbox_UK
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Re: Lenovo z580 external monitor

Get yourself or borrow a 15 pin vga cable and try it on your hd tv, lots of them have the 15 pin connector also.

 

John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
SoulReaver19
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Re: Lenovo z580 external monitor

Thank you. I have another question.

If I use a VGA or DVI cable to connect to an external monitor, will I still be able to use my headphones? Or is sound completely disabled or something?

Tinderbox_UK
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Re: Lenovo z580 external monitor

You headphones or notebook speakers will work fine, the vga or dvi does not have any audio, so no problems.

 

John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
bowenac
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Re: Lenovo z580 external monitor

Can you not extend via HDMI... why would you suggest using a VGA cable on an HDTV seems odd...

 

Try the HDMI cable if you have a modern monitor or an hdtv. Not sure about this model, I guess I can try it but usually there is an FN and Key to enablei a second monitor.

SoulReaver19
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Re: Lenovo z580 external monitor

The monitor I want to buy only has a VGA and a DVI port. My laptop only has a VGA port, meaning I will only be able to use VGA.

 

Right now I'm just wondering if I will experience bad quality with a VGA cable. The monitor I want to buy is only 18,5 inches, 1366*768 pixels. So it is not a big screen.

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