External Monitor in Toshiba® L500
How to connect an external monitor in ToshibaL500?
L500 laptop of Toshiba has got a widescreen display with 1366x768resolution. It has excellent connectivity and are very eco-conscious. It has a power saving technology and are more friendly designed for the environment. With the help of the Intel® and AMD® Processors, it does more task when compared with other devices. The case of the laptop is very helpful because it helps to carry your laptop wherever you go. The hard drive has got an enormous storage area which helps in the storage of various important files and documents. External monitor constitutes a CRT, flat panel display or a projector. Connecting these to the laptop is very simple because there is a 15-pin connection on the back of your computer. If you press FN+F5 key at the same time it switches between your laptop and external monitor. Always try to use a VGA with all pins and trying to connect with less number of pins might freeze your system during automatic display detection.
Things to be kept in mind while connecting an external monitor with ToshibaL500 are:
- Connect to the right port
- Avoid interference
- Proper cable connection
Connect to the right port
Connect one end of the VGA cable to the VGA port of the laptop and the other end to the monitor. Some monitors have both the DVI and VGA ports. So ensure that you are connecting to the right port and also note down the pins of the port because if it have only less pins it might freeze your system. There should be at least eight pins in the port for better display. Proper connection is necessary for the proper detection of display.
Make sure that your system has not interfered due to mobile phones or microwaves. Some speakers could also cause the interference problems. So try to keep your desktop speaker as far as possible from your laptop. The high range of frequencies could damage your external monitor display and it might damage your picture quality.
Make sure that you are connecting the cable properly. With the help of a self-test screen you might know whether the connection is proper. If you do not see the test but the monitor is showing power then adjust the contrast ratio. Always try to clean the cable with the help of an electronic cleaner. Try to avoid the use of cable extender because this might reduce the picture quality and the power supply