We have brand new Dell Latitude D620 laptops and when we connect them to projectors, they SOMETIMES display a smaller image, rather than the full screen image. Toggling the screen does not seem to affect this. (neither with the CRT/LCD toggle nor with the Fn F7 key) I have also tried rebooting the machine to no affect. Any other suggestions?
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Try lowering the resolution of the laptop to 1024x768 from the display settings (start- > control panel -> screen / display)
Also if in the screen settings you see a grayed out display with a number 2 on it, right click and enable it, see if it helps, also lower its resolution to 1024x768, apply and then go to the advanced page, check the refresh rate make sure its 60.
you have a weird display resolution set somewhere on the laptop. The vplcs7 is relatively old. It only supports 800 x 600 (SVGA). If you are cloning your monitor, you need to set the output to the projector also to 800x600. Depending on how your laptop is configured you may need to set your laptop monitor to 800x600 while using the projector, then going back to the normal resolution when you are finished.
On that Dell, you have to tell the laptop to display the image on an external unit--look on either F4 or F8--you will find a small TV screen symbol. You have to press and hold "alt" and press the key. The options are, 1-show image on just the laptop, 2-show the image on the laptop *and* something else, (like a projector), or 3-show an image on JUST an external display. NOTE: Sometimes, you have to turn on the projector FIRST, then immediately turn on the laptop so they boot together--just one of those strange things...(remember, **for example** first press of "alt" F4 will get you laptop and projector, second press of "alt F4 will get you JUST the projector, third press of the keys will bring you back to just the laptop)---Rick
Hi there if you have plugged into your external vga port all you have to do is press fn + f8 that should now show the image on both laptop and external ie projector
Regards Al "alstech"
Switches the video image to the next display in the following sequence: the integrated display only, the integrated display and an external CRT monitor simultaneously, an external CRT monitor only, the integrated display and an external DVI monitor simultaneously, and an external DVI monitor only.
<Fn> + up-arrow key
Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)
<Fn> + down-arrow key
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)
Using the Display
When you start the computer with an external device (such as an external
monitor or projector) attached and turned on, the image may appear on either the
display or the external device.
Press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image to the integrated
display only, the integrated display and an external CRT monitor simultaneously,
an external CRT monitor only, the integrated display and an external DVI monitor
simultaneously, external DVI monitor only, and external CRT monitor and external
DVI monitor simultaneously.
i do the same thing sometimes. i dont think you can have the same on both screens so what i do is extend my desktop on to the projector in display properties. do you know how to do that? that might be the default when you hook up something for a second monitor. what are you trying to do?
Check Epson"s support site to see if there is a driver for the projector. Some projectors require a driver for the visual clarity, and lots of times the driver disc doesn't come with the projector, go figure, and don't ask me why.
I have encountered this same problem once in the office when i was trying to do the same thing.
The solution: *Assuming you have windows xp*
1) make sure the projector and the laptop are connected (FN+F8), do a right click anywhere in your desktop then go to settings by default Monitor 1 would be your Lattitude D620 and Monitor 2 should be your projector, to make sure of that click on the 'identify' it should show a 1 in your laptop and a 2 on the projector 2) now select monitor 2 and select 'use this device as my primary monitor' check mark, by doing this your videos should play in your monitor but they will be a blank/black screen on the laptop (basically we are reverting the order).