Second Monitor without dock?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Tehlib, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Tehlib

    Tehlib New Member

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    Is there a way to connect a second monitor without a dock to the SP3? I have a second monitor with a VGA input and and DVI input on it. I purchased a Cable Matters Mini Display Port to DVI adapter:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Cable-Matters...ni+DP+to+DVI)+Supporting+Eyefinity+Technology

    When I have this connected to the SP3 and a DVI cable from it to the monitor, I get no signal to the monitor. I just took this monitor off my old PC so I know it works fine. I've also tried three separate DVI cables as well.

    Shouldn't this work?
     
  2. hughlle

    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It should. I bought a generic adaptor that output to hdmi/vga/hdmi and it was simply a case of plugging it in. Its a while ago but I have a feeling I had to plug the monitor cable into the adaptor, and then plug the adaptor into the sp3.
     

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