How to Connect a Toshiba Laptop to a Projector

By Jeff Grundy

A computer presentation can help you make ideas and thoughts easier for other to understand by providing them with a visually interactive learning experience. Therefore, if you have a presentation on your Toshiba laptop that you would like to show to others, connecting your computer to a projector makes the presentation easily viewable to all in the room. Most Toshiba laptops come with a VGA or DVI video out port that lets you connect your computer to a projector in just a few minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Toshiba laptop
  • Projector
  • Monitor cable

Step 1

Locate the blue VGA or DVI port on the back of the Toshiba laptop after you've shut it down. Plug the RGB cable from the projector into the VGA or DVI port on the laptop.

Step 2

Plug the projector into an electrical outlet and turn it on. Turn on the laptop and allow it to boot completely.

Step 3

Open the application that contains the presentation you want to display on the projector.

Step 4

Press "Fn" and "F5" simultaneously to toggle the display between "laptop only," "projector only" and "laptop and projector."

Tips & Warnings

  • Some newer Toshiba laptops will automatically enable the display on both devices when the computer powers on.