If your laptop is not projecting to an external screen or display, there are several potential causes and solutions to consider. Here are some possible issues and some steps you can try to fix them:
Check the connections: Make sure the connections between the laptop and the external display are secure and that the display is turned on. If you are using an HDMI cable, try using a different HDMI cable or testing the cable with another device to make sure it is not damaged.
Check the display settings: On your laptop, go to the Settings app and look for a “Display” or “Connected Displays” option. Make sure that the correct display is selected and that the display is set to the correct resolution.
Check for software updates: If you are using an outdated version of the laptop’s operating system, it may cause issues with the display. Check for software updates and install any available updates.
Restart the laptop: Sometimes a simple restart can fix display issues. To restart your laptop, hold down the Power button until the “Power off” option appears, then tap it and confirm that you want to power off the laptop. Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the Power button again to turn the laptop back on.
Check for physical damage: If the laptop or the external display has been dropped or exposed to water, it could cause physical damage that affects the display. Check for visible signs of damage and consider taking the laptop or display to a repair shop if necessary. If none of these solutions fix the issue, you may need to try a more advanced troubleshooting method such as resetting the laptop to its default settings or performing a factory reset. Keep in mind that these steps can erase all data on the laptop, so it is important to back up any important files before attempting them.