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Connecting External Monitor to Sony® VAIOJS All-in-One Desktop

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Get the tips to connect an external monitor to your Sony VAIO JS Series All-in-One Desktop and things to keep in mind while doing so.

You may need to connect an external monitor to your Sony VAIO JS All-in-One Desktop for various reasons. These may include running presentations or watching movies or playing games. The desktop supports these functionalities, but you must figure out how to successfully connect an external monitor. To learn more about connecting an external monitor to your Sony VAIO JS All-in-One Desktop, read the following:

  • Tips to connect an external monitor to your Sony VAIO JS All-in-One Desktop
  • Things to keep in mind while connecting an external monitor
  • Common issues when connecting external monitors and their solutions

Tips to connect an external monitor to your Sony VAIO JS All-in-One Desktop

An external monitor is connected to the Sony VAIO JS All-in-One Desktop via the VGA port, which is at the back of the system. You should simply start the desktop, and then connect the VGA adapter cable to your desktop’s VGA port. The VGA port, however, is not automatically enabled, so you’ll need to enable it to send a signal output through it. To do this, you need to use a magic keystroke, which for your desktop is ‘Fn’ + ‘CRT/LCD’. Start by holding down the ‘Fn’ key before pressing the ‘CRT/LCD’ key. After pressing the keys, wait for about 5 seconds or even up to 10 seconds before the display switches to the external monitor.

Things to keep in mind while connecting an external monitor

After using the magic keystroke, there may be a delay before the monitor syncs with your desktop. Pressing the keys repeatedly cycles the display through a series of combinations. For instance, using the magic keystroke for the first time may allow the display to appear on both the LCD screen and the external monitor. Pressing the magic keystroke for the second time may enable display on the external monitor only. A third time may mean display on the LCD screen only, and a fourth time may mean display on both the screens, where the LCD screen may display the right side and the external monitor display the left side of the picture.

Common issues when connecting external monitors and their solutions

Sometimes, the external screen may not display until you adjust the display properties on your desktop. Change the screen resolution settings starting with the reasonably lower ones. 1024 x 768 pixels and 32-bit color quality settings may be appropriate in most cases. Sometimes, the VGA cables develop problems and require replacement. Display drivers also tend to fail, in which case they need to be reinstalled.


One Comment
  1.  
    monica

    good tips..really helpful.




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