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One of your users is trying to connect their laptop to an LCD projector. However, when they connect the video cable to the laptop, nothing is displayed on the projected screen. Which of these would be the best choice for resolving this issue?

A) Upgrade the laptop’s video driver

B) Modify the display properties to disable the laptop’s internal video adapter

C) Use the laptop’s Fn key to enable the video port

D) Reset the LCD projector

E) Use shadow puppets to tell the story of your Powerpoint presentation

The answer: C) Use the laptop’s Fn key to enable the video port

Laptop video ports are often enabled through specialized function keys. These keys enable laptop-specific feaures, such as toggling the video display, ejecting optical media, or changing the speaker audio properties.

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