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Infocus projector connected to Toshiba laptop

Projector is working, laptop is working, cables are connected but I cannot get them to communicate. What is the sequence of the fn & f5 keys?

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The sequence is fn first then f5 simultaneously then release. However the problem may be the resolution setting on your computer's 2nd monitor output may be out of range (too High) for the 4805 Start with 1024X768 and see if that works.

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Set the display resolution of your laptop computer to match the resolution of the projector system. First, on your laptop, open the Display Properties dialog box by using the Display icon in Control Panel, and click the Settings tab. Then, in Screen resolution area, move the slider to adjust the display resolution of your laptop. If you don't know which setting to choose, try 800 x 600 pixels; this is a common setting for many projector systems.

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Try tapping the FN+F5 keys twice, or try FN+F3 keys for acer laptops. MAke sure that cables are connected tightly at both ends.

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