Installing an External VGA Monitor

The notebook contains an external CRT port that can drive one of a variety of monitor resolutions and colors as summarized in Table 1-9. The associated connector location and pinouts are shown in Figure 2-7.

65X Series Notebook

65X Series Notebook

EXTERNAL VGA CONNECTOR PINOUTS

PIN

SIGNAL NAME

DIRECTION

1

RED VIDEO

OUTPUT

2

GREEN VIDEO

OUTPUT

3

BLUE VIDEO

OUTPUT

4

NOT USED

5

GROUND

6

RED RETURN

INPUT

7

GREEN RETURN

INPUT

8

BLUE RETURN

INPUT

9

NOT USED

10

GROUND

11, 12

NOT USED

13

HORIZONTAL SYNC

OUTPUT

14

VERTICAL SYNC

OUTPUT

15

NOT USED

Figure 2-7 External VGA Pinouts

Figure 2-7 External VGA Pinouts

Use the following procedure to install an external monitor:

  1. Turn off power to both the notebook and monitor.
  2. Connect the 15-pin external VGA cable from the monitor to the VGA connector on the notebook computer (refer to Figure 2-7).
  3. Power up the notebook computer first; then turn on power to the monitor.
  4. Setup the notebook display mode for LCD only, simultaneous LCD and CRT or CRT only (under Windows 95, select the Change Display Utility; under Windows for Workgroups, use the WinMode Utility.
  5. Install the correct driver if required (refer to the Monitor Installation Instructions supplied by the CRT vendor).

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