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My monitor only has one hdmi port

My monitor only has one hdmi portMy monitor only has one HDMI port?

My monitor only has one HDMI port?

The solution is given below.

What do I do if I only have one HDMI port?

If you only have one HDMI port, you could:

  1. install  an HDMI  splitter to connect more than one devices to a computer
  2. use an HDMI switcher for better quality output and connecting more than one device to your computer
  3. look for other ports such as VGMA or a DVI port
  4. Invest in a graphics card

We have listed some of the cheap HDMI monitors on our website as well.

Can I have dual monitors with only one HDMI port?

Yes, you can connect dual monitors with only one HDMI port. If you want the same display on both monitors, you could buy an HDMI splitter. 

However, if you want more than one inputs, invest in an HDMI switcher. You can alternate between the two devices just by moving a switch. It will also allow you to connect more than one device (such as controllers, mouse, gaming gadgets) to your PC. 

Why does only one of my HDMI ports work?

When there are two HDMIs, there is usually an add-in video card. Since the motherboard only has a single HDMI, and the second HDMI gets disabled in presence of a video card, in order to utilize the second HDMI you need to enable it from the BIOS SETTINGS.

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However, there may be other reasons due to which only one of your HDMI ports work.

  1. Corruption of display adapter drivers
  2. Failure of computer to recognize HDMI port

How do I get more HDMI ports on my monitor?

To get more HDMI ports, you need to install an HDMI switch. All you need to do is connect the monitor to the output terminal and then connect as many devices as you please with the remaining ports.

If you attach more than one monitor, you will be able to alternate between the two with just a single switch.

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