Cannot link to external monitor on Toshiba Satellite S55
Posted on 2014-09-10
I realise this is an entirely self-inflicted problem but I would appreciate some help.
I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite s55-A5294 which came with a standard HDD and Windows 8. For reasons not relevant here, I replaced the HDD with a solid state drive and Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
After a lot of searching around I have managed to reinstall al the necessary drivers. However the one thing I have not been able to do is get the Hotkeys / alternate Function Keys to work.
I am really not bothered about most of them but the one thing I do want to do is to be able to connect to an external monitor or projector. This would normally be done by cycling through the options using Fn + F4. However none of the FN function keys work.
I have tried installing the Toshiba Function Key tool and also the Hotkey utility. These have not apparently worked. The function key utility opens but is entirely blank, I may have picked the wrong download hre as it is difficult to know which ones to select from the Tosh site. Toshiba expect me to be running Windows 8 on this laptop so using the model number does not help.
I have tried Windows key + P but that does nothing either.
I am quite happy not to have Hotkeys or the other functions but I would like to be ale to use an external monitor. Does anyone know how I can achieve this?