PC Can't Project To Another Screen
PC Can't Project To Another Screen

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be able to share your screen with others. Whether you’re giving a presentation at work, collaborating on a project with friends, or just watching a movie with your family, being able to project your screen onto a larger display can be a huge help.

But what if your PC won’t project to another screen? This is a common problem, and there are a few different things you can try to fix it. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to troubleshoot the issue and get your PC projecting to another screen again.

Step 1: Check your cables

The first thing you should do is check your cables to make sure they’re properly connected. Make sure that the cable from your PC to the display is plugged in securely on both ends. If you’re using a VGA cable, make sure that the pins are properly aligned.

If you’re using a wireless display adapter, make sure that it’s turned on and that your PC is connected to the same network.

Step 2: Update your drivers

The next thing you should do is update your graphics drivers. Outdated drivers can sometimes cause problems with screen projection.

To update your drivers, open Device Manager by pressing Windows Key + R and typing “devmgmt.msc”. Expand the “Display adapters” category and right-click on your graphics card. Select “Update driver” and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 3: Use a different video card

If you’re still having problems, you can try using a different video card. If you have a spare video card, you can try installing it in your PC and seeing if that fixes the problem.

To install a video card, follow these steps:

  1. Power down your PC and unplug it from the power outlet.
  2. Open your PC case and locate the expansion slot for your video card.
  3. Remove the metal bracket that covers the expansion slot.
  4. Insert the video card into the expansion slot.
  5. Secure the video card in place with the metal bracket.
  6. Connect the power cable to the video card.
  7. Close your PC case and plug it back into the power outlet.

You can also try using a USB-based display adapter. These adapters are a great way to get a second display without having to install a new video card.

Step 4: Reset your PC

If you’ve tried all of the above steps and you’re still having problems, you can try resetting your PC. This will restore your PC to its factory settings, which may fix the problem.

To reset your PC, go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and select “”Reset this PC””. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your PC.

Step 5: Contact technical support

If you’ve tried all of the above steps and you’re still having problems, you can contact technical support for help.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you should be able to get your PC projecting to another screen again. If you have any other questions, you can contact technical support for help.

Eric Chan

Hi! I’m Eric and I work on the knowledge base at GadgetMates.com.  You can see some of my writings about technology, cellphone repair, and computer repair here.

When I’m not writing about tech I’m playing with my dog or hanging out with my girlfriend.

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