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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.
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by:puevigi
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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
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by:puevigi
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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
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by:60Cal
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Could it be hardware related? have you tried different cables?
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by:craigthackray
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I tried different cables it is not a cable issue @ 60Cal but thanks for your contribution. I will try your instructions @ puevigi, thanks.
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by:craigthackray
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I tried your suggestion @ puevigi but still no luck. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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by:PlugThatInWhere
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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
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Thanks for all your help I updated the VGA driver and it fixed the problem.
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by:TheGorby
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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.
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