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Unable to output the video to an external device. Please switch your display device by pressing the Fn F5 keys after ending the application.

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  • Bob Bliss Jul 17, 2012

    FN F5 shows only a laptop icon, no other output options are available.

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I found the answer on a Toshiba forum. I downloaded Realtek Audio Driver for Windows Vista. Problem solved

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