Connect an External Monitor to HP ENVY® 15 Beats
Tips to Connect an External Monitor to HP ENVY 15 Beats.
Your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop has the ability to connect an external display, such as a CRT monitor, flat panel display, or projector, and then have the picture transfer to that particular device instead of the laptop screen. Determine the type of video port the desired monitor has. Acquire the necessary cables and adapters to connect your laptop to the monitor and power both on. Connect one end of the cable to your laptop's video port and the other end of the cable to the monitor or television. Actually, there is little chance of making a mistake because there is only one way you could make the connection with both ends of that cable. Once everything is connected, your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop will probably just switch to the external display automatically. Your laptop will determine that a new hardware has been attached and automatically configures it. If not, all you have to do is press and then hold the 'Fn' (Function) key, then press 'F9' which has a picture of a monitor in it. Once you get the display it is just a matter of pressing 'Fn' and 'F9' to be able to switch back and forth between displays.
Some things to be kept in mind while connecting an external monitor to HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition are:
- Digital Video Interface (DVI)
- Video Graphics Array (VGA)
- Detecting the monitor
- Ensure sufficient charge
Digital Video Interface (DVI)
This device has the capacity for providing the connection between the external monitor and that of your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop. Their connections are color-coded with white plastic and labels. Its cables provide a high quality signal. This method is useful when the Digital Video Interface connector is available in both HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop and the external monitor. So you need to ensure that DVI connectors are available in both HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop and external monitor before using this method.
Video Graphics Array (VGA)
It is an analog standard that provides help to connect an external monitor to your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop. Its connections are color-coded with blue plastic and labels. It could be used to connect an external monitor to your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop, if DVI connectors are not available on either the external monitor or your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop. So you need to ensure that DVI connectors are not available before connecting a VGA to the monitor.
Unless the external monitor is detected or setup in the Operating System, it might not function properly or will only display at the default resolution. If you want to change the external monitor display's resolution, make sure the monitor is detected by the Operating System of your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop.
Ensure your HP ENVY 15 Beats Limited Edition laptop has sufficient charge. If the laptop is on battery only and the battery is down in charge, chances are likely there will not be sufficient power to drive the external output. If the mains are on, the external output should be functioning properly.
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