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Go into your BIOS.
Hit F1

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F8 is only toggling between 2 settings: [1] laptop monitor only and [2] projector only. It is not toggling to monitor and projector. Please help!

Welcome to Fixya. Please follow the steps below so that you can use the mirror or clone display
1. Go into Display Control Panel
2. Click Settings tab
3. Click Monitor 2
4. UNCHECK "Extend my Windows desktop..."
5. Click Monitor 1
6. Click Advanced
7. Click ATI Displays tab
8. In here, the display you're trying to clone to should have a red icon in the corner. Click the red icon, then click Apply. It'll turn on the external display and ask you to confirm.

You should now have a mirrored/cloned external display!

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Aug 14, 2011 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Why does my computer come on but no picture


Try toggling your external display option with Fn+F5. You have to hold down the Fn button on the keyboard while you press F5.

Apr 19, 2011 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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Ive got green lines running down the centre of laptop

Just want to know if the lines only appear in windows? try booting in bios setup check if the lines still appears. if not then uninstall the video driver then install latest version. if the lines appeared in all occasion then test laptop using an external monitor toggling the display Fn + F8 if no lines in external monitor replace you laptop lcd panel and lcd cable + inverter. if the line appeared in external monitor replace the mobo or video card.

Mar 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Lcd screen will not light up

You can check to see if the rest of the laptop is working ok, by toggling to an external monitor, by holding down your function key and hitting the monitor swap key, usually f5 thru f8, depending on the laptop. If you get a good display on a external monitor, then you are down to needing a LCD inverter board, or a new LCD.

Dec 17, 2009 | Dell Latitude D800 Notebook

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I have a hpdv6000 series laptop and recently it

I believe that your LCD panel is the problem, but you should verify that you have good video, by toggling to an external monitor to check your output. If it dispays good, you have an LCD problem.

Nov 10, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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Computer is on, black screen?

If you have an external monitor try hooking that up, if it works then either your LCD is bad orTry toggling the Fn + the function keys with a monitor on it You may have your output mode switch to the external port on your laptop.
If you power it on and you see nothing at all, not even the BIOS then your motherboard is toast

Nov 02, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Screen will not function. No video at all.

here's what you can do.
it might be blank due to the togle feature so try this

***'Monitor Toggle Features (Converting the Screen Using the Shortcut Key) If you have an external monitor connected to the computer, press Fn + F7 keys to rotate the display mode between LCD only, Monitor only, and LCD + Monitor both in order.'***
as long as you hold Fn and press F7 these mode's will change in order respectively.
if the issue was due to the inappropriate display mode it can be fixed by toggling.

since your display is totally blank... you need to find out weather it is the screen or the video card in the notebook. either ways if hardware is faulty your guarantee should cover it.

In case, you are looking for Manual in English you can find it by googling up your Notebook model number.

If the issue were with the display adpters or drivers then you can fix them by connecting and toggling to external monitor.

Apr 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dual monitors

Most laptops have a function key to set which monitor is active. By toggling this key, you switch between laptop screen, external screen, and both.
On the keyboard, the key is usually Fn pushed together with one of the function keys that has a monitor logo above it.

Jul 22, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Computer Screen Image too small when shown through LCD Projector

You may have to setup the EXTERNAL resoloution for a bigger picture than can generally display on the lappy's screen... there is uaually a setting for the dual display setup... Right Click desktop and click Properties, the video settings can be acessed from there... Also ensure ya have the latest most up-to-date drivers for ya lappy's Video too.

Feb 08, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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