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Enabling VGA Port

I can't seem to enable the VGA port on my Toshiba laptop. It is less than a year old and running Vista. Everytime I go to display settings, the primary monitor is enabled. I guess I don't know what to do to get the number 2 monitor going. Please help.

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    check cables

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To use VGA port on your laptop, you have to press the FN key and the corresponding key to switch the output to the vga port (usually F4, but could be something else, look on your F keys and see shich one has a picture of a monitor on it).

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HAI, TO USE VGA PORT TO MANY MONITERS.BUT YOU WILL INSTALS DRIVERS AND CONFIGURE NEW LAN SETTING IN NETWORK CONNECTIONS.

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The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

Still no?
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2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.

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