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Laptop computer connected to projector.

Problem:: The screen will not display on the proector and laptop screen at the same time.

I hit the fuction F8 key and heres what happens. The laptop screen is blank and the projector displays fine. 2. The laptop screen displays fine, and out of the projector the backround of the desktop is displayed. None of the icons or open applications are shown out of the projector. 3. The lap top monitor is fine, and the projector does not diaplay anything. But it says no signal.

I connected another laptop and all works fine.

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When the projector displays the background image and the lcd displays the desktop as normal you can drag the open windows to the left or right and display them on the projector. it sounds like this laptop has an internal video card. If you right click on the desktop it might give you options to configure the display settings for the video card. Not sure how you will get to it if it does not show up on the right click menu. Probably through the start menu or in the control panel there should be somewhere to change the settings for the video card. This will no be under the display settings though.

But once you find your dual display options you will be able to change it to make both displays the same

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