How come I have to disconnect my second monitor for my power splitter to work?

by on May 30, 2012

Q: I run windows 7 x64 with dual monitors. Me and my girlfriend like to watch movies in bed so I purchased a VGA splitter so that I could connect the TV to the computer.

This worked great, besides the screen being slightly darker than normal.

I then bought a powered VGA splitter to get rid of the darkness issue. Unfortunately the TV now says `No Signal`.

The strange thing is, if I disconnect the left PC monitor (the one that isn’t being split) then the TV receives signal again.

I could really do with a solution that does not mean always switching wires, my girlfriend is disabled so she can’t switch them herself.

Thanks very much.
Danny 🙂


One Response to “How come I have to disconnect my second monitor for my power splitter to work?”
  1.  

    I have to admit this is a difficult one and is impossible to trouble shoot without being there.

    My first question would be where is the power splitter and can you move it closer to the TV? By this I mean can you do the old splitter you had before then past that do the new power splitter with it split off to nothing?

    I suggest this because you said it works fine when the power splitter isn’t connected to the other monitor and because you said it seemed to work fine with the old splitter it was just dark.