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Old 02-10-12, 04:06 PM
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Laptop video out - help needed

I'm a teacher who was given a crappy old Thinkpad T43 laptop. I installed Windows 7 and Office so I could use it to show PowerPoint presentations to my students.

I planned on hooking it up to a projector I have at school. I plug it in using a standard monitor cable and NOTHING. I tried the S-Video out and NOTHING. I tried it with my monitor at home also and NOTHING.

Any idea what could be wrong/missing?
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Old 02-10-12, 04:26 PM
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Re: Laptop video out - help needed

Originally Posted by namrfumot View Post
I'm a teacher who was given a crappy old Thinkpad T43 laptop. I installed Windows 7 and Office so I could use it to show PowerPoint presentations to my students.

I planned on hooking it up to a projector I have at school. I plug it in using a standard monitor cable and NOTHING. I tried the S-Video out and NOTHING. I tried it with my monitor at home also and NOTHING.

Any idea what could be wrong/missing?
You probably need to press the Fn key and then some other key -- look at the icons -- to enable to video out.
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Old 02-10-12, 04:34 PM
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Re: Laptop video out - help needed

Well golly FN and F& did the trick..score!
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