My Dell D610 will not hold the 2nd monitor after I switch it on. It asks if I want to activate the 2nd monitor, I say yes, it turns on, it says to reboot, I do, I go back to the set up monitor area and the second monitor is gray (off) again. I still cannot see my laptop screen on my TV monitor.
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Without knowing the model numbers of both it could be impossible BUT if you have a connection on the computer that you can hook the monitor to, the F4 key is the one that switches from the laptop screen to the external one. Hold down the key that says Fn and while holding press the F4 key above the number keys on the top row at the keyboard. You should get some activity on the monitor.
Hello, can you tell me if you see the Windows Screen? or is a bios password? The first one can be unlocked using a program called Active@password. The second one can be unlocked for $30. Hope this helps.
OK ..the first thing you should check is the video driver to be installed..cause even if the main display will work without the video driver ...(only with the standard one from the operation system ) , the secondary monitor will not ...so ..check if you have the latest driver installed ..and if it is working ..If you are not sure of it ..just get to the manufacturer site ..and select the model of the laptop and the operation system ..and download the driver again and run it into the system ..restart and now you will know for sure you have it .. The next action is to try to activate the secondary monitor ..in case it is not activated..This is done from the settings of the video driver....either select video settings from the control panel ..or ..just click right on the desktop ..and select properties..and than settings ..(the last in the right 0 ..In there you have the video settings /display .. Open them ..and you should see 2 monitors displayed...The no 1 is the one you see on the laptop ..and no 2 is the one needed to be activated. Click ..on the secondary ...and click activate ...and select a way to function ...as a clone ..or extension ..(cloning means you will see the exact same thing on both ...and extension means that your secondary monitor will act like an extension of the primary one ..and you can set its position by dragging it ..and you can go with the mouse from one to another if you point on the edge between them depending on the position you select in the settings..) In short ..the important thing is to enable the secondary monitor ..and after that set it as you need.. Usually ..there is a hot key for to enable the monitor ..and it has a monitor sign on it ..and if you press Fn + hot key ..it enables it automatically ..this key can be F5 or F4 or F8 or F10 ..depending on the model and settings .....Please rate teh answer if it helps...have a nice day !
It is possible that your laptop drives EITHER its own display OR an extrnal monitor such as your TV. Look for a Screen Swap key on the laptop keyboard. It is usually a "Fn" key and requires you to hold down the "Fn" (Function) key whilst you tap the screen swap key. This key usually has a small picture of two screens seperated by a / . Hope this helps. Ian.
Are you sure the laptop is powering up?
Do you hear the laptop boot up and the hard drive spinning and the power LED is on when you connected the external monitor?
The monitor must be powered up before the laptop for the video info to switch video port automatically.
If the external monitor is blank then you can't make it work, your video card is faulty and it is not possible to replace as it is built-in on the motherboard. You could replace the motherboard but this may not be a cost effective solution,
Your Dell has the ability to turn the wifi on and off using the Fn key (lower left on your keyboard) and (If I remember correctly) the F2 key--anyway, it's the function key that has a little picture of a "radio antenna" on it. Hold down the Fn key and then press that other key. The wireless network should then be active.
Change the resolution on the second monitor if you ont have the 2nd monitor on your pc , Clik ON DESKTOP PROPRERTY ,SETING'S amd see the 2nd screen rezolution. and make it smaler on the second ,you will be able to keep bouth screen active the monitor and the main screen of laptop.