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Bad monitor Need to get data from laptop. Have hooked up external monitor but get nothing on external. I'm assuming there must be some setting to change but i can only see the top 1/3 of the laptop monitor.

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  • learjet45 Dec 30, 2007

    fn+f8 did the trick...you da man!!!!!

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When you connect an external monitor, you might have to toggle it over to the other monitor.

It's probably on the F8 key, it will say CRT/LCD. You'll hold down the Fn key + F8 key and this will toggle to the external monitor.

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  • Peter Burns Dec 30, 2007

    Glad I could help! :-)

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Thank you for your query

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