How to Use DVI and VGA Outputs on an HP Docking Station 3 Monitor Display

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How to Use DVI and VGA Outputs on an HP Docking Station 3 Monitor Display
Connect multiple devices to your computer with the HP Docking Station 3. (monitor multi image by Nicemonkey from Fotolia.com)

The HP Docking Station 3 has multiple cable connections allowing you to hook up additional equipment to your desktop or laptop computer. Two of the connection ports are VGA and DVI so you can connect two monitors to your computer at once. You no longer have to be limited to working on just a single monitor. Dual monitors are used by stock traders, bankers and in a variety of other business applications.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • VGA cable
  • DVI cable
  • Two computer monitors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the HP docking station to your computer using the provided USB data cable. Plug the cable into one of the USB connections on the station, then plug the other end of the cable into a USB port on the computer.

  2. 2

    Examine the rear of the HP Docking Station 3 where most of the cable connections, including the VGA and DVI ports, are located.

  3. 3

    Connect one end of a VGA cable to the VGA connection port on the docking station. Hand tighten the screws securing the cable to the docking station. Plug the other end of the cable into the VGA port on the back of your first monitor.

  4. 4

    Connect one end of the DVI cable to the DVI connection port on the docking station. Plug the other end of the cable into a DVI port on your second monitor.

  5. 5

    Power on both monitors to display the video output from your laptop of desktop computer.

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