HOWTO: How do I connect my laptop to a screen?
From Les Mills
Depending on the type of laptop (or computer) you have, as well as the type of screen you’re connecting to, there are a number of different ways to make this work. Below we have listed a tried and tested process, however if this doesn’t work for you there will be other solutions. Please discuss with your tech or I.T. person or reach out to us and we’ll do our best to help.
1. Identify the output ports on your laptop (HDMI - DVI - RGB - ADP)
2. Connect your laptop's output port to an input on your display.
2. Connect your laptop's output port to an input on your display.Once you've determined how to best connect your laptop, connect it to an open port on your display.
If you're connecting via DVI or VGA, you should start with your laptop and display turned off. This isn't an issue if you're using HDMI.
3. Connect your laptop's Headphone jack to the audio input on your display (if necessary).
If you're connecting using DVI or VGA, you'll need a separate audio cable to get audio from your laptop to your screen. The audio input port on your display will have the same label as the DVI or VGA port that you connected the laptop to. You'll need a cable that splits the single output of the laptop's headphones port to the stereo input on your display.
4. Turn on your display and select the correct input.
Select the input that your laptop is connected to.
Depending on your laptop's settings, you may see the image appear automatically when you log into Windows.
6. Switch your laptops primary display.
Usually your sound output will automatically change to the display's speakers, but you may have to do this manually.