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Acer extensa 5620Z laptop running XP. function/F5 key does not work to switch from monitor to projector display. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Plug in the Projector before pressing FN+F5
(Just in case your not sure, you have to Press and hold the "Fn" button near the "Ctrl" button and then press "F5")
Try again

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