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Can't get 2nd monitor to be recognized by Dell Optiplex 3050

Hi All,
I have a new Dell 3050 with 2 monitors. The Dell has integrated DP and HDMI ports for video out. The Monitors I have, have 1 DP connection each. For Monitor 1 I used a DP/DP connection and the monitor works - no problem
For Monitor 2, I used a HDMI/DP (DP on monitor side) but the computer doesn't recognize or ever know a monitor is connected.

I was told the the cable I have is a DP to HDMI and I should get a HDMI to DP or a Bi-directional DP/HDMI cable. Is there such a thing?
Any suggestions to make the dual monitors work short of a video card or USB/VGA adapter?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Monitor MST/DP1.2 Daisy Chaining cannot be done with HDMI, DVI, or VGA

you must connect first monitor to your PC with DisplayPort cable,  and connect this monitor to second one again only with DisplayPort or mDP.
Graphic card must be able to support DP 1.2 and you can find it as MST option.

More Details:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/peripherals/f/3529/t/19994568
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PAMurilloAuthor Commented:
Hey Ramin,
I think I am out of luck. No DP input on the monitor: http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-e2216h-monitor/pd. It's looking like a graphics card option.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
At least one of your monitors must have two DisplayPort / Mini-DisplayPort (in & out).
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PAMurilloAuthor Commented:
Both monitors are the same Dell E2216H. I didn't see it physically. Did you see something in the specs (link) I sent?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
It only has one DisplayPorr and one VGA port.  

Note: If there is only ONE DisplayPort, then it will be a DisplayPort IN.

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PAMurilloAuthor Commented:
Hmmmm... If I setup:
Computer ---DP/DP--->Monitor 1 How can I connect Monitor 1 to Monitor 2 if both monitors have a single DP port?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Computer ---DP/DP--->Monitor 1 How can I connect Monitor 1 to Monitor 2 if both monitors have a single DP port?

Actually you cannot. you need two DisplayPort  (IN and OUT) on at least one of them.

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You can use something like this:

15cm-displayport-splitter.jpg
from PC to this device and from this device to each monitor  with two DP to DP cable.

But I'm not sure if you can extend your display.   likely, you can get the same screen on all the monitors.
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PAMurilloAuthor Commented:
Huh, so I could do:
Computer ---DP/DP---> (2-1 DP adapter) Monitor 1 ----DP/DP---> Monitor 2?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please describe a little more.

this is what I noted above:
From PC to -->    (1-2 DP adapter  )  and then from DP adapter to each monitor.
DP adapter has one IN that must connect to DP out on your PC,  and it has   two out which must connect to DP IN on your monitors  .
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PAMurilloAuthor Commented:
Cool. I'll give it a shot. Thanks Ramin!
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PAMurilloAuthor Commented:
Worked like a charm!
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
I'm glad to hear that -  Thank you for your feedback.
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