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Hookup external monitor to my laptop

What is the hotkey that I need to use in order to hookup an external monitor to my laptop?

I am troubleshooting as my display is not coming on and need to see if using an external monitor will show my display.

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Hi lynn,
I believe it is the function key in combination with the F4.  If this doesn't work then you may need to right click on your desktop, select properties and enable the second monitor.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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Look at the F keys on your laptop (F1, F2....)

find one that has a monitor picture on it. if you have one (mine is F8), hold the Fn (function) key and that F key.

that should turn the external monitor on

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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