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How to connect the laptop to an another monitor display?

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  • Started 6 years ago by georgelaljohn
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
Posts: 71

Please someone guide me how to connect a monitor to my laptop and see the display in the monitor. Please guide me.

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Just plug it in. Then right click on the desktop > Personalize > Display settings => There you can set it up (now that is in Vista).

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
Posts: 71

My display is not working properly .To find out whether its a hardware or software problem only i need to connect a monitor.So how do i configure it without the laptop display. To which port should i connect to? to VGA out?

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JKay
JKay
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either VGA(blue) or DVI(white), whichever you have on your laptop, I recommend DVI if you can. Also after you plug it in, if there's no screen you can hold the blue FN button and push the blue LCD-Monitor(usually on the top left of the keyboard) button until it shows on the monitor, once you get there you can play with the settings

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
Posts: 71

I have the VGA blue one. So i just have to connect the monitor and using the Fn key i can change the display. There is no other changes i need to do?

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JKay
JKay
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Well the FN (function) just allows the keyboard to have more buttons withough putting extra keys on there, kinda like the *shift* key, you need to find the key that has LCD-Monitor written in blue (it might be the "1" key, or the "~" key if I remember correctly) and then hold the FN down and push the LCD-Monitor key and it should switch between the displays connected to the computer

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thegeek
The Geek
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On my keyboard it's the F4 key, so you have to use Fn + F4 to switch the display.

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georgelaljohn
georgelaljohn
Posts: 71

k I will try it out.Thanks a lot!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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BTW. On mine it's Fn + F8 (with "CRT/LCD") written on it.

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