External monitor in ASUS® X71Vn
Do you want to connect an external monitor to the ASUS X71Vn laptop? Learn various points to be considered while doing so
ASUS X71Vn is a laptop which delivers high quality graphics. It comes with exclusive software and a streamline design. The Power 4 Gear Extreme application helps in saving 20%-30% power. The color enhancement application increases the quality of the pictures. ASUS X71Vn features genuine Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 2.4 GHz 1066 MHz FSB processor, 4 GB DDR2 800 main memory, Blu-ray DVD combo drive, 8-in-1 card reader, 1.3 Mega Pixel web camera, integrated Intel High Definition audio chip, NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, etc. Almost all the latest laptops have the ability to connect an external display, such as a CRT monitor, flat panel display or projector and have the display sent to that device instead to the laptop display.
Tips to connect an external monitor to ASUS X71Vn are given below:
- Steps in connecting an external monitor
- Change the external display's resolution
- Things to remember before connecting an external monitor
Steps in connecting an external monitor
You could resolve various LCD and graphics card issues of laptop while connecting an external monitor. For connecting a CRT or LCD monitor, VGA cables are needed. Connect the monitor cable from the monitor to the VGA port on the backside of laptop. Then you need to connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on. After that turn on your ASUS X71Vn. The laptop’s video card supports three modes: built-in screen only, external video only, and both on simultaneously. If you could not see the image on the external monitor, ASUS X71Vn’s video card might be in another mode. For correcting the mode please press 'FN' + 'F5' or 'FN' + 'F4.'
Change the external display's resolution
If the monitor is not detected or set-up in the operating system, it might not work properly. It would only display the default resolution. You could change the external display's resolution only when the monitor is detected by the operating system. If you are a Microsoft Windows user, you could check the monitor by looking in the Windows Device Manager. If the external monitor is listed in Windows Device Manager, you can change the external display’s resolution.
If you need an external monitor, you need to diagnose your system. First you should connect an external monitor to your ASUS X71Vn via its video output port to verify that your system’s other components are still working. If your ASUS X71Vn functions properly, you could connect the external monitor. The connection process should be done very carefully.
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