I am trying to use an additional monitor to show a different screen to that of my laptop so that I can use PowerShow for PowerPoint - Laptop to show slide sorter and other monitor to show Slideshow. But whatever I try it does not seem to recognise the PnP monitor as an additional screen but just as a duplicate of what is on my laptop
What do I have to do to configure my laptop properly?
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Solution goes this way, to maintain the aspect ratio of the monitor, take note of this. Your HP 10inch notebook have different resolution compare to your additional monitor, But I'm sure you selected the dual view mode or the duplicate mode that is why you have distorted display on your additional monitor, to let the additional monitor decide and maximize its resolution, try using the extended view option, you can change the resolution of your additional monitor without affecting the resolution of your 10 inch laptop.
If your system won't display anything w/o the external monitor. there's something wrong with the LCD's backlight. you may have to contact your laptop's manufacturer and check if this laptop is still under warranty. you may have to get the lcd replaced.
have you tried Function F7/F8 ?
Make sure that your display driver is installed correctly.
I had the same Laptop as you did and was able to have dual monitor.
Also check your Display driver in your control panel and make sure it set to dual monitor.
I am assuming that you have installed the cable to the appropriate jack/connectors on the back of the TV and that of the PC.
If you are using a laptop, you would need to press on the Fn + F? keys of the laptop to cycle through the different
settings such as: laptop's display only, laptop & TV displays and
TV display only. The F? key would be one in your laptop designated to
engaged/enable external monitor (TV). Normally, it would have a monitor
Please verify that your PC's screen resolution is 1366 x 768 or lower.
If you are using a desktop, you need to engage/enable the dual/twin view in Display Properties. Additionally, the TV must be powered on first before the desktop is booted.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
The simple patch that I found (same problem) was to start by using any old monitor that I could borrow to set up my Dell Laptop.
After getting the Laptop booted on a regular monitor I right clicked on the desktop and went to properties then to the settings tab.
Here I found the dual monitor settings (#2 will usually be dis-abled by default.)
Click on #2 monitor and set the resolution to the lowest number (800 x 600 works well)
Then I clicked on "make this monitor my primary monitor"
As soon as I clicked apply the PC Windows screen appeared on the Polaroid TV screen
Earlier I had set the secondary monitor as "extend this screen to this monitor"
This also worked but I had to "drag the current screen to the right all the way off the
"borrowed monitor" until it appeared on the TV screen. The mouse pointer will be there also.
At first it took a little getting used to but in a few minutes I was up and running.
Hope this helps your situation