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D600 Projector, Monitor Mirroring Problem

Help! I cannot get what is on my screen to display on a projector screen thru the VGA at the same time. I can get the desktop on the projector, but that is all....No icons or other displays. I've tried changing the resolution settings, extend / unextend desktop , etc... nothing works. I have the Mobility Radeon 9000 card.

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Suggest you to go to dell support website and ask the solution there and i have also that problem because I own one . and try to configure your laptop at dell to determine the problems and yet to install programs and drivers . Good Luck!

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  5. NOTE: The following steps apply if you are running your PC in MIRROR mode only. If, however, you're running your PC in NON-MIRROR mode you need to continue with these special instructions instead.
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Hi there if you have plugged into your external vga port all you have to do is press fn + f8 that should now show the image on both laptop and external ie projector

Regards Al "alstech"

Display Functions
Switches the video image to the next display in the following sequence: the integrated display only, the integrated display and an external CRT monitor simultaneously, an external CRT monitor only, the integrated display and an external DVI monitor simultaneously, and an external DVI monitor only.
<Fn> + up-arrow key
Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)
<Fn> + down-arrow key
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)

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i do the same thing sometimes. i dont think you can have the same on both screens so what i do is extend my desktop on to the projector in display properties. do you know how to do that? that might be the default when you hook up something for a second monitor. what are you trying to do?

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Yep, sounds like the machine thinks it is an additional monitor. So you can run it as that but the mirroring does not work. So the mirroring works with your own projector?

There are a couple of things you can do. Try connecting the projector and power it up when you machine is off and then boot your machine up. If the mirroring still does not work open up your display panel look under arrangement. You should then see two displays. One will have a red line around it. That is your laptop. In the display panel you can then drag the second display over your display and that should have the same effect as mirroring.

That's the low tech first try.

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