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How do enable presentation mode on a Dell Latitude E6400?

Using LCD projector on a new computer. When I hit fn and F8 it says "presentation mode is disabled" and "LCD only" any idea how to enable presentation mode? Thanks

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Http://www.topix.com/forum/com/dell/TVL695GKCP6MVDLGMhttp://www.fixya.com/support/t356513-presentation_mode_off

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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Usually there are three options so try again.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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