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How to Connect an External Monitor

I'm *trying* to hook up an external monitor - I see the port on the side (not the back) but when I plug in the monitor - Nothing. I know the monitor works, I was just using on my desktop. there's no where to screw the pins in. One alternative is a USB converter (I'm now using an expansion dock) but they're expensive, and I thought I could do this. I re-read some of the other solutions and am not sure how to "enable external monitor"

Any help is much appreciated!

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  • sb4gators Feb 07, 2008

    thanks - it worked, in that my monitor is now on. but apparently i need a program to mirror my actual work/folders, etc. but at least the montor is on, thanks!

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    hi, anyone knows how to connect a mini Compaq (700ED) to external monitor, which cable do i need for it (its a flat kind of usb port like).

    thanks

    Kasoko

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If you go to your control panel then to display properties, not sure what windows calls it, go into properties with the monitor connected to your side port you spoke of, from there you should be able to set up the display for both ports, or alternately you can press Function F2, this will toggle thru the display settings between the built in display and the external.

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