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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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Re: D600 Projector, Monitor Mirroring Problem

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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Windows XP is used, but Windows 2000 should be similar, as is Windows ME -- but Windows 98 and 95 are different.
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  2. Connect the external monitor to the PC
  3. On the Laptop display, RIGHT CLICK on the desktop and say Properties.
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