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I have plugged my laptop into a projector using the blue video cable. i have pressed fn F5 but nothing is happening. Helpp

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Thats OK if the socket is blue on the ones we use in class it is a D15 or VGA lead, most of the projectors will also take a yellow to yellow plug but don't have any connected that way, HDMI leads can be used on the more modern lappies and projectors OH! and we have to have the projector on when we press F5. Good luck, John

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