I was given an old monitor (KDS) to improve my WFH situation (I already use a VGA-HDMI converter to connect my Dell laptop to a Dell monitor). When trying to use the converter on the KDS monitor, I got the message "Mode Not Supported H:67.5KHZ V:60.0HZ".
I've attached a document with the specifications I am able to get on the 3 devices.
Question 1: Is there a way to connect the KDS to the laptop?
Question 2: Is there a way to connect both monitors to the laptop so the monitors are my screens and the laptop can be closed? (The ports I have are the USB-C charging, HDMI, USB-A (which I use for my wireless keyboard/mouse), a USB-C port that also charges and has what I think is a USB PowerShare symbol.
In the picture it says the (KDS) monitor has a VGA input. If you are using a HDMI to VGA adapter from your laptop to your monitor it should work.
This can be achieved in a few different ways. You can either get a docking station or try an adapter.
Option 1 Adapters
USB C to VGA. This depends entirely on your laptop. Not every USB C is the same. It is worth finding your laptop manual to see what that port can do.
USB A to VGA/HDMI adapter
Option 2 Dock
This is a USB A dock. It does dual displays using one HDMI and one VGA.
This is a popular Dell dock
Dell USB 3.0 Triple Display UltraHD Universal Dock D3100
There is a way to close your laptop and still use it. This is called closed lid mode.
There is a good guide here:
Thanks for reaching out,
Error just means the resolution it's trying to set is out of range. You should be able to change the display settings from your main laptop screen and set it properly on the second monitor. As for adding two monitors, the D3100 @Vladdy listed works well and all you need is a USB 3.0 Type-A port. You will need to install the software for it. It's DisplayLink. Better to stick to a USB to VGA for what you're trying to accomplish though.
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