External Monitor

You can add a standard external monitor to your notebook system using a display signal cable (usually provided with the monitor). One end of the cable must have a 15-pin connector for the system.

Connect an external monitor to your system as follows.

  1. Check that the notebook is powered off and the monitor power switch is turned off.

  2. Attach the 15-pin cable connector to the monitor port on the system. Secure the cable connection with the screws provided.

  1. Connect the monitor power cable and plug it into a properly grounded wall outlet.

  2. Follow any set-up instructions in the monitor's user's guide.

  3. Turn on power to the system and device.

  4. Press the relevant function key to toggle through the video modes.

External or Simultaneous Display

You can also switch to the External display device or Simultaneous display using the following procedure that varies according to the computer's graphics chipset.

ATI Graphics

  1. Open the Display Properties window, and click on the Settings tab. (For more information on how to open this window, refer to the 'Tips' section of this guide relevant to your operating system.)

  2. Click on the Advanced button, and select the ATI Displays tab.

  3. Select Monitor, click on Apply and then on OK.

Note: some options are only available if an external display device is connected to the notebook computer. You can get more information by clicking on the Help button.

 

Intel Graphics

  1. Click on the Intel Graphics icon in the taskbar.

  2. Select Graphics Options, Output to, then the desired output device: monitor, notebook, Intel Dual Display clone (for a simultaneous display) or Extended Desktop.

Note: some options only appear if an external display device is connected to the notebook computer. You can get more information by clicking on the Help button.

SiS or S3 Graphics

  1. Open the Display Properties window, and click on the Settings tab. (For more information on how to open this window, refer to the 'Tips' section of this guide relevant to your operating system.)

  2. Click on the Advanced button, and select the SiS Utility Manager or S3Display tab.

  3. Select CRT or LCD for the Primary display (the Secondary display option will then be automatically updated) and click on OK.

  4. Click on the Cup icon to select the display mode:

  5. Click on ok to validate your choice.

 

Extended Mode

Using two display devices connected at the same time, such as a CRT monitor and your notebook LCD panel, you can extend your Windows desktop on both these display devices, allowing you to display for instance your email software application on one screen, and to work in a word processor on the second screen.

The procedure varies according to the computer's graphics chipset.

ATI Graphics or SiS or S3 Graphics

  1. Connect an external display device following the steps 1 to 6 detailed above.

  2. Open the Display Properties window, and click on the Settings tab. (For more information on how to open this window, refer to the 'Tips' section of this guide relevant to your operating system.)

  3. The monitor 1 is selected by default. Click on the monitor 2, select the option Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor, and click on Apply.

  4. Both displays are now active, the monitor 2, being the extension of the monitor 1. Click on Identify to display temporarily on each screen which is 1 and which is 2.

Intel Graphics

  1. Connect an external display device following the steps 1 to 6 detailed above.

  2. Click on the Intel Graphics icon in the taskbar.

  3. Select Graphics Options, Output to, then Extended Desktop mode.

You can now take advantage of the extra screen space by dragging program windows to the external monitor. You can also resize windows to stretch across the two screens.

Adjusting the Position of the Monitors

By default,  the second screen is placed to the right of the first (or primary) one. You can change the position of the monitors to reflect their physical position.

  1. In the Display Properties dialog box, on the Settings tab, drag the graphical representation of Monitor 2 (the blue box with the number 2 in it) to the left of Monitor 1, and then click OK.

  2. When prompted, click Yes.