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External Monitor connection issue

\015 I saw your post answering a question regarding monitor use with the Toshiba Satellite A105-S4004 Laptop & I have a question I cannot find a direct answer to - would you mind helping me? I am trying to connect an external monitor (ViewSonic) that I just bought to my toshiba laptop & am not clear if I did it correctly b/c the screen on ext monitor is on, but obviously not connected right to the Toshiba. I bought it from staples & got a discount b/c it was the display & they didnt have the box or instructions but it's turned out to be a problem :-/ Can you either tell me how to connect it/troubleshoot, or direct me to where I could find that info? thanks SOOO much!\015

Answers :

There is only one way to connect an external monitor to a laptop.Most laptops have an "FN" key. by simultaniously pessing the "FN"key and F7 key it toggles from laptop to external to both each time you press the keys.
Pressing fn and f7 does f all
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