Using My External Monitor To A Toshiba Laptop

posted by Rechie L on ,


Shown in the photo above is a Toshiba Sattelite X205-S9349 laptop. This is the second laptop I received from hubby. He handed this down to me not too long ago. Accidentally, the screen of this laptop's monitor was broken. Nothing can be seen on its screen no more when you turn it on. I know there are computer repair shops that can repair broken computer screen but I am worried about it's screen lining being surrounded by risky chemicals. Not to take the risk, I thought this computer is no longer useful but I was totally wrong.  

I tried connecting my new Samsung external monitor to this Toshiba laptop by connecting one end of the VGA cable to the VGA port found on the laptop and one end to the external monitor.
A VGA cable is this blue plug (you can see in the picture below) that is connected to its proper port on the laptop. And the other end is connected to the back of the monitor as shown on the other picture below.
Now to get my extended monitor working, I turned the laptop on and then close the lid back. Automatically, the pictures that should be shown on the laptop screen transferred to my external monitor. If it does not work on your computer, here's what you should do. After clicking the power button of your laptop, press and hold down function key or Fn while holding down the hot key on your laptop. The hot key is the one with a monitor icon on it, usually an F5 key. Hold these two keys down until your external monitor works. 

So now I got my laptop working! I use it with an external monitor, external mouse and external keyboard. I like using this laptop better that my desktop PC for this has a  wide memory of 221 GB. This laptop loads so fast!