monitor problem

  SJB1 12:11 14 Feb 2011
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i have a dell inspiron 5000e connected to an LG FLATRON L1710S monitor,via a vga to vga cable.windows starts shows screen saver on laptop , switch the moniter on and the screen saver only shows for 1-2 secs. i only paid £1 for the monitor so expected a problem,the cable and laptop work ok on another monitor any ideas before i atack the insides with a screwdriver

  howard64 12:24 14 Feb 2011

be very careful inside a monitor - very high stored voltage can be present. Do you not have to press a funtion key and another key to use an external monitor?

  SJB1 12:27 14 Feb 2011

yes f6 and fn

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