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Fn 5 does not function as it did

I own a Toshiba Satellite M60 series. I have used the Fn 5 function to display on other video devices. The last time I went to use it the three options I usually have were not there. I now only have LCD as an option.
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The alternative monitors/displays or TV must be properly connected BEFORE the laptop provides the option to use the external devices. Be sure you are connected with the proper cable and the cable is good.

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