Solved

Monitor Not Connecting

Posted on 2010-09-10
8
839 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi I have a HP 4320s Probook and I have a Dell 2407WFPb (monitor). I am using a VGA connection but it is not picking it up. I've tried everything I could think off including downloading the driver. I am using Windows 7 Professional. Can anyone help thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:craigthackray
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:puevigi
ID: 33647294
Have you tried the following?

In XP right click the desktop, click properties, settings tab, click on the picture of the second monitor (possibly grayed out) then put a checkmark in the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.

In Windows 7 press the Windows key and P (Windows + P) to bring up a  menu and select extend
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:puevigi
ID: 33647314
Also if there are any utilities from HP for monitor control (something like a presentation director) you can try resetting to defaults then follow my earlier post
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:60Cal
ID: 33647315
Could it be hardware related? have you tried different cables?
0
Forrester Webinar: xMatters Delivers 261% ROI

Guest speaker Dean Davison, Forrester Principal Consultant, explains how a Fortune 500 communication company using xMatters found these results: Achieved a 261% ROI, Experienced $753,280 in net present value benefits over 3 years and Reduced MTTR by 91% for tier 1 incidents.

 

Author Comment

by:craigthackray
ID: 33647335
I tried different cables it is not a cable issue @ 60Cal but thanks for your contribution. I will try your instructions @ puevigi, thanks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:craigthackray
ID: 33648269
I tried your suggestion @ puevigi but still no luck. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:PlugThatInWhere
ID: 33648336
Try other display?  On the laptop if you have the OS as HP sent it to you, you may need to Switch to that display.

I dont have the HP laptops on hand, but you should have a FN key twards the bottom of the KB, this is for the icons that you see on the F# keys on the top of the KB.  While holding the FN kay find the F# key thathas an icon of a box / screen / screens.  This will tell the laptop you want to Switch to that display.  Usally you will hit the FN + F5 key to cylce through 3 modes: Laptop, External, Both.  (it will be near F5, depends on the laptop and what they felt like doing that day when they designed it).

David
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
craigthackray earned 0 total points
ID: 33648506
Thanks for all your help I updated the VGA driver and it fixed the problem.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:TheGorby
ID: 33648652
I looked up the display switch key for your model, it is FN+F4. Like PlugThatInWhere said, each time it's pressed it will toggle through the Laptop Only, External Only and Both displays.
0

Featured Post

MIM Survival Guide for Service Desk Managers

Major incidents can send mastered service desk processes into disorder. Systems and tools produce the data needed to resolve these incidents, but your challenge is getting that information to the right people fast. Check out the Survival Guide and begin bringing order to chaos.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I originally posted this Article Here (http://www.bestelectronicarticles.com/computers/software-troubleshooting/how-to-find-a-driver-for-you-devices-in-windows.html) and thought I would now share with the Experts Exchange community. Driver Proble…
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question