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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Austin, TX
Plugging external monitor into laptop?
I bought a dell flat screen monitor for a few reasons, and I'd like to know how to use it for a few functions...
My laptop is Compaq presario C300, and while it was new as of Christmas, I know it's a relatively base model.
I have an external monitor plug on the right side of it, but when I plug the flat screen in, I can't get anything to show up on the 2nd screen. I would like to either duplicate the screen on my laptop, so that my clients sitting on the other side of the desk can see what I see, or have an additional screen to display items on, if that makes sense.
Should there be something in the control panel that I can change the settings for to allow the use of a second screen? Is this something that a video card regulates? How do I know if I have a video card installed?
( I know the flat panel works, it works just fine on the tower/desktop)