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If you get to see a dvi port then attach it there. if there is no dvi port then look at the cable closely whether it is an adapter or watever

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How do I connect a external monitor to my toshiba P55T-B5262 laptop

Ok I looked at the Specs on the laptop --- you have a HDMI port --- Same thing found on almost all tv's now days
-you need a HDMI to VGA or an HDMI to DVI converter --- very inexpensive purchase

Options #1
If the monitor you are trying to has this port:


-then you need a HDMI to VGA adapter


Options #2
If the monitor you are trying to has this port:


-then you need a HDMI to DVI cable


Hope this Helps!

Sep 06, 2014 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

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Acer Aspire 5630 hook up to television

Your Acer laptop has a 15-pin VGA port on the rear. It may also have a S-Video and/or a DVI-D port. Any of these can be used to connect to a television monitor. None of these connections, however, supports the sound portion of the signal. You will therefore require two cables, one for the video, and one for the sound. The sound will be a regular 1/8" stereo jack on the PC side. You will need to look at the TV to see what types of connections it accepts. There may be HDMI, DVI-D, S-Video, or RCA connections. Select a cable which matches the connections for each end for both the audio and video.

Dec 11, 2013 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

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The screen looks like water colors

This is a new feature by Acer.

Watercolors by Pablo.

The desktop screen shakes as an added feature.
It's for 'entertainment' value.

Consensus is when the user gets tired of it, SPLAT it goes against the wall, and it's reported the shaking desktop seems to stop.


(But you know you were tempted, lol!)

See if the problem is the graphics chipset, or Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

(Inside the Display Assembly; screen Inverter, or LCD screen)

Primer first:

An LCD screen cannot produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them); or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. (Bulb)
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.
Basic example. View the last 8 photos,

CCFL's have Mercury inside just like their bigger 'cousins'.

The Acer Aspire 9810-6829 Notebook PC, uses CCFL for a Backlight.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power (Electricity), from the laptop for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The Integrated Circuit, or chipset, for graphics; is the graphics chipset, or G.P.U.
Graphics Processing Unit,

Primer over.

Graphics chipset:

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach a VGA monitor to the VGA port; on the back of the laptop.
This is an example of a VGA port (Connector), and VGA Cable,

Scroll down for VGA cable example.

You can use a CRT type of monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a Flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

You can also use a Flat LCD screen monitor if it has a DVI Cable.
Connect to the DVI port on the back of the laptop.
Example of DVI port, and DVI Cable,

DVI Cable to the top/right. Click on to enlarge.
DVI connector (port) example below it. An illustration of the connector.

[Looking at the various DVI connector types, which are shown as illustrations to the middle/left of the page; your DVI connector is a DVI-D dual link ]

1) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
2) Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings the display should show in the external monitor.

If not;
There are at least 3 display options;
A) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
B) Internal monitor of laptop AND external monitor
C) External monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the F5 key.
The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

Still no?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.
If the display on the external monitor, is the same as the internal monitor of the laptop; you have a problem with the graphics chipset.

More than likely if this problem exists, it is the MOUNTING of the graphics chipset TO motherboard; and not the graphics chipset itself.

I don't believe this is the problem.
However we are following a diagnostic flowchart, and it's exacting.
No guessing.

Perform the above test, and post the results in a Comment.
If the graphics (Display) is good on the external monitor, then the problem is the Video Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

Video Cable:
The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, in an area under the Middle Cover.
The Middle Cover is the strip of plastic above the Keyboard, and below the Display Assembly.

From there it loops over, and goes under the Left Hinge.
The Video Cable then goes up into the Display Assembly.

The main part of the Video Cable has a smaller cable that comes off, and connects to the screen Inverter.
The rest of the Video Cable connects to the back of the LCD screen.

Due to normal repeated opening, and closing of the Display Assembly, the Video Cable may be pinched.
This can cause pulling on the Video Cable, and loose connections of the Video Cable.

Loose at the motherboard connection side, or loose at the screen Inverter, or loose at the LCD screen. Or a combination of all.

This can cause what you are seeing.

The Video Cable can also be damaged from being pulled on.
Stretched/Broken wires inside the sheath of the Video Cable.

Screen Inverter:
If the Video Cable connections are tight, and the Video Cable has had a continuity test performed, deeming it to be in good repair, then the screen Inverter is the next component to check.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault can be attributed to a bad screen Inverter.
HOWEVER, the Video Cable connections, and condition, MUST be checked out, and the Video Cable MUST be ruled out before going on. Before going to the screen Inverter.

To test a screen Inverter requires a sensitive multimeter.
Read fairly expensive.
For this reason, the reason of ease of access to replace, (Just remove the Display Bezel), and the usually low cost; the screen Inverter is just replaced, instead of tested.

Looking at the average cost though, for a screen Inverter for your laptop, ($48 to $64), this doesn't seem like a viable solution.
Usual low cost is around $9 to $20.

However the screen Inverter must be ruled out, before going on.
Next in line is the LCD screen itself.
Average cost is around $160 USD.

Would bite to replace a $160 LCD screen, just to find out the problem was a $48 screen Inverter, and have bought both.

A Continuity test for the Video Cable, is to use a multimeter set to OHM's (1K), and check every wire in the Video Cable.
A continuity test checks to see if the wire, allows electricity to flow through it. Electricity does not flow, you know you have a broken wire in the Video Cable.

Means replace Video Cable.

An assistant, is also used to gently wiggle the middle of the Video Cable, to also see if there is a broken wire.
An intermittent reading on the multimeter, means there is a broken wire in the Video Cable.

You can also take the Video Cable, down to the nearest small computer shop, and have the resident tech check it for continuity. Should only be a couple of bucks.

I can give you a link to a free Service Manual, (PDF file form)

I can link videos, and pictorial guides that may help also, but will not be for the Aspire 9810 series of Notebook PC.
'A picture is a thousand words' they say.

I can also guide you step by step, if you like.

Go to the 'paragraph' that starts with Aspire 1200.
(1200 in Blue)
Drop down to the 14th line, or last line; (9500 in Blue), scroll across, and click on the blue -> 9800

Post back in a Comment.


Jan 30, 2013 | Acer Aspire 9810-6829 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5536 only gives black screen when i connect power supply

  • Nothing is more annoying than a monitor that refuses to turn on. Make sure your Acer monitor is plugged in to a functioning outlet. If it's plugged into a power strip, try replacing it with a new one or moving the plug to a different outlet. Ensure that both ends of the power cable are plugged in firmly and securely, and that the connection to the monitor is not loose.
Cable Issues
  • Your Acer LCD monitor will usually accept DVI and VGA inputs. If you have an older computer, a VGA cable should work fine. If it doesn't have a VGA port, you'll need to obtain an inexpensive DVI to VGA adapter at your local computer store. A DVI cable, however, is compatible with most modern computers and offers superior picture quality over VGA. Make sure you're using the cable that's compatible with your system, and that you have the proper conversion adapter, if necessary.

Jun 19, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How to connect my acer extensa 4620 laptop to my samsung LCD.

You should have VGA out port somewhere on the left or the back side of the laptop. It is the only port your monitor's signal cable can be plugged in, COM ports are not present on 90%+ of the laptops. So plug it and look for the right key combo to activate, should be Fn+some F1toF12 key. If in trouble, try via the control Panel > Display to detect the monitor, set resolution, primary, etc. as desired. If the monitor's signal cable is DVI, check for an adapetr, maybe there is such, or for a VGA port on the monitor, and buy the required cable.

Nov 06, 2009 | Acer Extensa 4620 Notebook

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Monitr compatibility

That will plug right in. Your existing monitor has a VGA connection, which matches what you have on this monitor (where it plugs in on the back of the computer you will find a blue connector). Just put this one in it's place.

The industry is moving to DVI, which is a long white connector, but monitors are still coming with the VGA connection anyway. This monitor is DVI capable which means it will be great for your next computer, but you will need to buy the DVI cable separately (not today, but when you eventually get a new computer).

Jun 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Dvi port doesn't work with 23'' samsung monitor

yeah, you can set the display setting as extension display your DVI

Intel, ATI,Nvidia have tools also to set up,

i have ATI and use the ATI Catalyst tools and autodetect the monitors that i connected to my docking station, intel and nvidia also have this utility.

it depends on setting if u wanted the external monitor as CLONE monitor of your laptop or extension Monitor...

or they might have problem on DVI port of your docking station.

download and install the video utility ( must have .net installed before you install the utility)

the utility will detect your video ports (VGA,DVI,S-video)

let me know the update ..

Mar 23, 2009 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

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Trying to connect Acer X213W monitor to Acer 3613 laptop. First Q-My laptop does not support 1680 x 1050 resolution, can I still use the monitor?Second Q- I can't seem to locate where to connect (hardwire)...

1. Yes, the monitor will just display the resolution set by your laptop.
2. There should be a VGA port on your laptop, it's a trapezoid shape with 3 rows of 5 holes and usually blue. Since your monitor only has a DVI cable, you need to get a DVI to VGA adapter to be able to plug your monitor into this spot.

Dec 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3613WLMi Notebook

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Connecting samsung monitor to my laptop

Assuming you are connecting the mointor to DVI or VGA cable. You can connect the monitor through windows. In vista, right click, personalize, display settings, You should see a greyed out monitor. Click extened the desktop onto this monitor, It should automaticaly detect itself.
In xp its similar. Right click on desktop, go to properties. You should see a screen pop up. Go to the last tab. it should be monitor. Click on teh greyed out area and click Extend the display to this monitor.

May 30, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 4200 Notebook

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Acer 3610 help

Try this:
Start -> Control Panel ->Display

Select the settings-tab

Check the "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor"


I am assuming you connect to your LCD TV with VGA or DVI cable?

You may also have to press Fn+F5 (or some other combo) to enable the vga/DVI out on your computer. You may also have to change the resolution for the secondary display (the TV)

Nov 14, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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