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Gateway MT3707 Laptop external monitor hookup

I am trying to switch between Laptop screen and external screen. I am using the FN & F4 button with no results. Where would l find a manual that explains how to do this?

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I have been playing music videos. i use the fn f4 button to switch the screen. so when i switch i can see the videos on my laptop and on my plazma both. but after awhile i lose the signal and the video only appears on my laptop only. when i hit the fn f4 i can't get it on both screens. it works fine for a while then on the plazma it goes blank.

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