How to Attach a Sony Vaio Laptop to a Monitor

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A popular laptop available to users is the Sony VAIO. Some VAIOs are powerful enough to be replacements for desktop computers. Unfortunately, the laptops with that power are limited to still having the small LCD screens that laptops typically have. Fortunately, most VAIO laptops also possess the capability to display on regular monitors as well.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Sony VAIO with VGA port
  • VGA Cable (If one isn't attached to the monitor)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Attach the VGA cable to the VAIO's VGA port. The VGA port is typically located in the back of the laptop. Secure the port with the attached rods. If the VGA cable is not attached to the monitor, you should be able to connect the other end of the cable to the VGA port on the monitor in the same manner.

  2. 2

    Use the display changing function on the VAIO to change the laptop to display from the monitor. This is typically accomplished by holding down the function key and the F-key to change displays (typically has a monitor icon on it.) Refer to your manual for the specific look of the icon or procedure to do this.

  3. 3

    Return the display back to the VAIO's display by repeating the process in Step 2. Note that you can also disconnect the monitor from the VGA port and it will automatically return to the laptop display.

Tips and warnings

  • The SONY Vaio can also be connected to projectors in the same manner. The only extra thing you need is a VGA cable.

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