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Solved: External monitor not working

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Martygg, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. Martygg

    Martygg Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell laptop & have been trying to use it on a external monitor but its not working. It has worked in the past but now its saying cable not connected on the external screen. FN f8 isnt working for it anymore. Any ideas how to get it working again ?
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    What colour is the led on the monitor - red or amber
    Have you checked the cable to another computer -
    I do not think with that message cable not connected it will get you very far, but is there anything showing in device manager when the cable is connected
    OR
    Click "Control Panel" and select "Personalization."


    Click "Display Options." Select "Identify Monitors" to locate the external monitor. Click the drop-down menu and choose the external monitor to switch the display.



    Does any FN and F work for other functions
     
  3. Martygg

    Martygg Thread Starter

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    It was a problem with the vga connection & i got it sorted thanks
     
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    Pleased it was sorted
    Thanks for replying
     
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