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I need the key sequence instructions to switch from the laptop monitor to an external monitor. I havent got an instruction manual with me and cannot get it switched over. please help - Brenda

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Try right click anywhere on desktop go to properties/display settings
it should show 2 monitors you may have to plug 2nd monitor in and on there should be a box to tick for 2nd monitor hope this helps

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