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Projector and Dell Laptop

We have brand new Dell Latitude D620 laptops and when we connect them to projectors, they SOMETIMES display a smaller image, rather than the full screen image. Toggling the screen does not seem to affect this. (neither with the CRT/LCD toggle nor with the Fn F7 key) I have also tried rebooting the machine to no affect. Any other suggestions?

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Re: Projector and Dell Laptop

Make sure the resolution on the projector matches the resolution from the source. you may need to auto source, or reset to factory default.

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Reboot with projector connected

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