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gordonisnz

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#283968 22-Mar-2021 19:46
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On a WIN10 Pc. i have a in-screen PC (no extra box), and a second screen connected by a cord/wire (forgot what its called)

 

is there a way to find

 

a) Which screen is the main computer / CPU etc..  and the other is just a screen..

 

and

 

b) the name/type of the second screen (not the PC) - so i can tell the retail store what ive got.

 

ba) the type of connection i have (I forget the word)

 

 

 

Ps Ive switched screens in the past so screen 1 is screen 2 and screen 2 is screen 1. so i cant rely on the screen numbers.


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  #2678762 22-Mar-2021 19:49
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right click desktop > Multiple displays > make this my main display (depends on which screen is selected a the top)


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gordonisnz

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  #2678765 22-Mar-2021 19:54
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Jase2985:

 

right click desktop > Multiple displays > make this my main display (depends on which screen is selected a the top)

 

 

 

 

I dont have that right-click option. However I DO know how to swap displays (if i want to).

 

 

 

But that doesnt tell me WHICH one is my main PC & which is the 2nd-screen 


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  #2678768 22-Mar-2021 20:01
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Unplug the cable connecting the two. Whichever one still works has the CPU.




  #2678769 22-Mar-2021 20:05
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sorry i missed a step

 

 

 

 

right click desktop > display settings > scroll down to Multiple displays > make this my main display (depends on which screen is selected a the top)

 


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  #2678833 22-Mar-2021 21:41
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You'll also probably find that the actual computer is heavier, thicker, and has things like an Ethernet port, headphone sockets etc.


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  #2678844 22-Mar-2021 22:10
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Jase2985:

 

sorry i missed a step

 

 

Mighta missed the point with that one (have a re-read what OP is actually asking) ;)

 

All-in-one + monitor.

 

 

 

Now to the question at hand. There will only be 2 cables to the LCD. Power, video in. And a lot more to the all-in-one.

 

As for model. Back panel near said input holes. Front panel menu button will show on OSD incl model of a pure LCD if newish

 

Or if that is hard on then run up 'powershell' and use these 3 lots of commands

 

1 Model and make of PC

 

2 Serial number of PC

 

3 Monitor detail

 

__

 

Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem | Select Manufacturer,Model

 

__

 

Get-WmiObject Win32_BIOS | Select SerialNumber

 

__

 

 

 

function Decode {
If ($args[0] -is [System.Array]) {

 

[System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetString($args[0])

 

}

 

Else

 

{

 

"Not Found"

 

}

 

} echo "Name, Serial"

 

ForEach ($Monitor in Get-WmiObject WmiMonitorID -Namespace root\wmi) {

 

$Name = Decode $Monitor.UserFriendlyName -notmatch 0

 

$Serial = Decode $Monitor.SerialNumberID -notmatch 0

 

echo "$Name, $Serial"

 

}

 

 

 

 


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  #2678863 22-Mar-2021 23:00
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What if we go the simple route... The fatter one is probably the PC



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  #2678865 22-Mar-2021 23:04
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As for connectors. Colour coded. And google can help

 

White - DVI,

 

Blue - VGA,

 

Black with kink 1 side and a 'D' - DisplayPort,

 

Black with curved kink both sides like your TV cables - HDMI

 

 

 

 


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  #2679446 23-Mar-2021 17:23
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Pictures say a thousand words.


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Mehrts:

 

Pictures say a thousand words.

 

 

Gosh, I think you meant OP should post pictures of  his set up. 🤣





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  #2679460 23-Mar-2021 18:33
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gordonisnz: ... is there a way to find ...

 

a) Answered above by granada29 and SomewhereSomewhere and andrewNZ

 

 

 

b.1) Generally, the manufacturer has a logo on the bottom frame. Next, find the model number on the sticker at the back.

 

b.2) Post legible pictures of the front of your monitor & the sticker into this thread.

 

 

 

ba) See my post above

 

 





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  #2679469 23-Mar-2021 18:38
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Actually, dumbest option... which has the power button that you push to turn the whole thing on? That's the actual computer.


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  #2679482 23-Mar-2021 19:26
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which one has more USB ports?

 

which one do you plug the keyboard into?





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Mehrts
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  #2679488 23-Mar-2021 19:43
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ANglEAUT:

 

Gosh, I think you meant OP should post pictures of  his set up. 🤣

 

Well, it would make answering their initial questions much easier.. 🤷‍♂️


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