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1. Wireless Network Icon not displaying. 2. The screen displaying smaller than laptop monitor screen 3. Function key F4 not working

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3. You may need to download the latest video driver from your laptop or video card manufacturer... if you have an ATI brand videocard, for instance, there is a utility called ATI catalyst (i think) that adds extra options and utilities such as extending the monitor to a second display, or TV. This is NOT included with the driver, which allows you to change screen resolutions, but an extra set of "bonus" utilities like the one you are describing. You may also try to use Fn+F8 to swap between the TV and montior. 2. For XP. Right click on desktop choose properties->Settings-> Screen Resolution change to 1280x768. If you are using Vista Right click choose Personalize->Display Settings->Resolution 1. For wireless icon to be displayed XP-> Control Panel-> Network Connections-> Right click on wireless connection or whatever is your wireless connection-> Choose properties-> In the General Tab in the botton you will have a couple of check box. Check both the boxes. This will display the wireless icon back. Vista.To fix and restore the missing system icons in Vista notification area or system tray, right click on the black/empty space on the system tray itself, or on the taskbar. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog window that appears, click on Notification Area tab if it’s not already there. Check the Network box. to get the Network Icon back. Wired and wireless. Please do comment.

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How about looking at a screen?

Use an external monitor

Briefly;

Your laptop has an external display device port. (Connector)
I do not know what it is, because you didn't state the laptop manufacturer name, and model number; Elizabeth

It may be a VGA port, or HDMI port, or Mini-HDMI port; or DVI port

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

(Scroll down for VGA Cable example)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

(You can click on any photo, and it will enlarge)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HDMI_Connector.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect the external display device to the laptop.
(VGA = Monitor. DVI = Monitor. HDMI, and Mini-HDMI usually = HDTV. They all compromise an external display device)

Turn the monitor/HDTV on.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings, the display should show on the external display device.
IF not;

There are at least 3 display options. For this example I'm going to use a VGA monitor.
(For a VGA monitor you can use a CRT type of monitor. Looks like a small TV. Or you can use a flat LCD screen monitor, if it has a VGA Cable attached)

The basic 3 display options using a VGA monitor are;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down, and at the SAME time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.

Which key is that? Dunno. Laptop manufacturer name, and ......................

It will be one of the F keys at the top. F1 through F12.
The Function key will have a monitor icon on it, and usually an arrow on one side........Or perhaps two monitor icons sitting side by side.
(Empty rectangle is a monitor icon)

Still no display on external display device?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key

[If memory serves for Display Toggle-Over key;
HP = F4
Acer = F5
Toshiba = F5
IBM/Lenovo = F8

Don't write that in stone, however.......]

Once you post the manufacturer name, and model number; then I can guide you step by step.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 25, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How do I hook a an external monitor up to a hp dv6 1355 with a cracked screen?


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=4043282&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

Product information > Product specifications > Product specifications;

External Ports:
1 VGA (15-pin)

Manuals > Notebook Tour - Windows 7;

Left-side Components - External Monitor Port
Left/Rear side of laptop,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

You can use a CRT type of monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

(You can also use an HDTV if it has an HDMI port, and you have an HDMI cable. The HDMI port is on the Left side of the laptop, too.

{Don't buy an HDMI cable that is expensive. Just a waste of money.
Those gold plated parts are just a little bit better, than an HDMI cable that doesn't have it. $20 for an HDMI cable is PLENTY. (12 Feet) I use one's that cost less )

A) Laptop OFF, monitor (External display device) OFF.
Connect the VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

There ARE at least 3 display options available;

1) Internal monitor ONLY
2) Internal monitor AND external display device (VGA monitor in this example)
3) External display device ONLY

Press, and hold the Fn key down, tap once on the F4 key.
(The F4 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)

Wait a few seconds.
Still no?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F4 key.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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You have an svga socket on the back of your laptop to which you can connect an external monitor. Then press and hold the 'function' key and at the same time press the key on the top row (the function keys)
that has an icon of a monitor on it (think it's f4) This will toggle the output between svga connector and normal display screen everytime you press it.

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My AOC 2436V is used as an external monitor for my laptop. How do I make it center 4:3 displays on the screen with the proper aspect ration instead of stretching them to fill the screen, which distorts...


on laptop you have function key and f4 key hold the functio key and keep pressing f4 that would bring options to change view select the that you want.

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Tried projector no work


Connect your projector to your laptop using a VGA cable. Now turn ON your projector and your laptop.

To make your screen projected, look at your function keys (F1 to F12). Look for the icon which looks like a laptop LCD and a TV. It should appear like LCD icon/TV icon. In some model it is in F4 while F3 in Lenovo. Example, you found the icon in F4, just press and hold down the FN key and press F4 to send your desktop image to the projector. This combination is called the "dual monitor" setup which in your case, the second monitor is a digital projector.

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I have purchased an AOC 22" monitor to connect to my laptop >>>>>i have connected it but it does not display. What is wrong.


Depending on the laptop. Most have a key on the keyboard to toggle external display. Usually, you have to hold the function key [FN] then push the external display toggle.

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Hi, Ronald.

If you look at the function keys (F1 through F12) on the top row of your keyboard, you should see a CRT/LCD label or symbol, typically on F4 or F8 (may be different for your laptop).

Press the Fn key (typically on the left bottom of your keyboard) with that function key and you would toggle through accessing your laptop display, your external monitor display and both displays (may not be in that order).

Hope this helps.

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Have you tried cycling all the way through the options with the F4? Most laptops toggle in a manner similar to: 1) Laptop only, 2) External display only, 3) Both displays, 4) Back to Laptop only (cycle repeats).

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My screen of my laptop acer aspire 5670 is smaller


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1. There is a monitor mode to display correctly when connected to a larger monitor, look at the top line of keys on your keyboard for a key with 2 monitors on it. You usually need to press the FN (Function key, bottom left) hold it down then press the monitor at the top

2. Your display drivers are incorrect see http://www.howtofixanything.co.uk/howto-52.html to update your video driver

3. Try starting Internet Explorer and click Tools (At the top) --> Windows Update
See if any updated Video Drivers are available
If you cannot see tools at the top in the menu bar pres the <alt> key once

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External monitor for amilo pro v2030


hi
when the external monitor is connected hold down the function key " f n " ( which is located 2nd on left of lowest row ) and then press either the F4 or F5 function keys on top line....the one that has a small icon like a rectangle or tv screen on it ....it has usually 3 toggle positions so if it dosent work first time then just press the same key again (still holding fn key) until it allows the monitor to get the signal.....if F4 dosent work then go thru the same sequence with F5 but depending on the laptop model it could be any one ...F3/F4/F5/F6 the usual suspects....
hope this helps

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