monitor problems

  fujeni 19:37 18 Apr 2006
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i have a sony laptop and wld like to connect amonitor i have tried connecting to the monitor port but what it does is it starts showing windows but then when it comes to the icon screen it shows on my laptop screen but not on my extra monitor anybody know what i am doing wrong pls thanks

  wobblymike 19:48 18 Apr 2006

It's been a while but I used to have to cofigure my laptop to do this when I was giving presentations. You need to press Ctrl (or it might be Alt) F5, you may have to do this a few times to get the configuration right. Let me know how you get on.

  fujeni 19:58 18 Apr 2006

thanks wobblymike i will try and let you know thanks

  fujeni 22:44 23 May 2006

have only just got back to my computer i tried what you said but nothing happened at all any ideas sorry been so long thanks

  woodchip 22:58 23 May 2006

You need to go into Control Panel\Display\Settings Advanced look for dual display

  woodchip 22:59 23 May 2006

It is the graphics adapter that controls it

  fujeni 11:29 24 May 2006

thanks for your help i have gone into display but can not find dual display ,but on the settings window it has a 1 and a 2 i wonder if i click or drag these about.

  woodchip 16:10 24 May 2006

yes if you see two monitors you are in the right place. you may need to load the graphics adapter drivers for it to work

  fujeni 17:29 27 May 2006

back onthe computer again how do i load the graphics adapter drivers thanks

  woodchip 17:57 27 May 2006

They should be on the CD rom that you got with the Graphics card. If this is a prebuilt then you need to go to the card Web site for the latest drivers for your card. If it's built in then it would be on the Motherboard CD or again go to computer builders site for updated graphics drivers. Mine auto installed when I played with the settings as it new what I was trying to do

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