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    Default HELP ! Cannot get out of projector mode

    Dear forum,

    I was trying to hook up my M11xR2 to an iMac through an HDMI-Mini display port adapter. I wasn't getting any success, so I tried the (Windows button-P) to switch to projector only mode.

    Now my screen is black and I cannot get it back. I tried restarting my laptop but my screen is still black. I can logon to my account (I hear the logon sound from speakers) but I can still not see anything on the screen.

    Can you please help me? I've never encountered something like this in my 15+ year PC experience.
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    Default Re: HELP ! Cannot get out of projector mode

    Have you tried fn+f1?
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    Default Re: HELP ! Cannot get out of projector mode

    Yep, I had tried that, and it didn't work, but crisis averted. One of my colleagues had an HDMI cable, I hooked my laptop up with the LCD in the break room, and was able to get of projector mode that way.

    That's scary stuff, like I said, I am an average computer geek and nothing I have tried other than plugging it to a separate display worked. So do not change your laptop to a projector only mode unless you do have a projector lying around somewhere
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    Default Re: HELP ! Cannot get out of projector mode

    do windows key p, then right arrow enter
    repeat until you get the display you want, thats what i do when a device doesnt know i unplugged the projector/monitor

 

 

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