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How do you connect a laptop to a monitor?

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To connect a laptop to a monitor, locate the VGA cable, and insert the corresponding end of the VGA cable into the VGA connector on the computer monitor. Insert the other end in the VGA port on back of the laptop.

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  1. Locate the VGA cable

    Find an appropriate VGA cable.

  2. Connect the monitor to the laptop

    Insert the corresponding end of the VGA cable into the VGA connector at the back of the monitor. Insert the other end into the VGA port on the back or side of the laptop.

  3. Switch to the external monitor display

    The laptop may automatically switch to the new external display, but if it does not, press the appropriate function key sequence. This can vary depending on the laptop, but it is often "Fn + F5."

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