How to Use an Acer Laptop With a Monitor

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How to Use an Acer Laptop With a Monitor
Connecting your Acer laptop to a monitor is a very simple task. (computer monitor iso right image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

Though your Acer laptop may have its own built-in LCD monitor, several reasons exist for why you might need to connect the computer to an external monitor. Connecting to an external monitor will allow you to use your Acer laptop as you would a desktop computer. It is also helpful for connecting the laptop to a larger screen for presentations. Most importantly, should anything ever happen to your Acer laptop's built-in monitor, you must plug the computer into an external monitor to see anything at all.

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Things you need

  • Monitor cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Check the specifications of your Acer laptop to see what kind of monitor output it uses. Your laptop will have either VGA, DVI, or HDMI video output and you must have a monitor and cable that is compatible with the same format.

  2. 2

    Attach the monitor cable to the input on the back of your computer monitor. Tighten the screws with your fingers to hold it into place firmly, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Attach the other end of the monitor cable to the monitor output on your Acer laptop. Tighten the screws with your fingers, if necessary.

  4. 4

    Turn on the monitor and then turn on your Acer laptop. The laptop should now be displaying on the monitor.

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