External monitor on mini laptop computer

lylie123 - Jul 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM
 Andy - Nov 3, 2009 at 05:48 AM
I cannot figure out the adaptor or cable needed to hook a monitor and/or projector to my (HP) Compaq mini laptop (product number: NF291EA#ABF)!!! It has an very small "external port" on the left side with the logo of a screen next to it but I can't find what is the connectic that goes inside...it is clearly not the blue VGA monitor one!!!
Please help!!!

3 responses

Hey! I think i figured it out with the help of the french version of the forum.....its seems to be that the adaptor needed is the Mini-cable VGA HP (FY828AA).... http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/fr/fr/ho/WF06c/A1-329290-64265-306938-306938-3841320-3841326.html

I have the same problem trying to get a VGA or video output from my laptop. As I am not good with French and the pages have expired, did you find a solution? Thanks, Andy
Hi Andy,
Indeed I got the HP technical service who told me that the cable to buy is the Mini-cable VGA HP (FY828AA). It apparently was only accessible online on the HP boutique. Even if the HP technical service says that the mini VGA cable from apple works....IT DOES NOT and the only cable to fit is the HP (FY828AA) one!!!!. However, HP France has stopped the production of this cable and I was not able to get one....It was an emergency for me so I got around it by getting an USB-VGA/DVI adaptor.... (TRENDnet TU2-DVIV). It works fine!! Hope this help. Cheers. Lylie
Top stuff, thanks ever so much for the pointer. Have contacted HP in the meantime and am awaiting their reply (which will probably say the same). Thanks again. :)
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Jul 11, 2009 at 11:24 AM

You will have to use the Mini-DIN connector to display on an external monitor

to know more :

http://ccm.net/contents/elec/connecteur prise mini din.php3

I don't have this port (mini DIN) on the Compaq mini, the port with a screen logo is a flat one...(port number 4 on this picture of page 15 of the manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01657997.pdf)....it is written i can adapt a VGA on it but I don't know with which adaptor!!!