Thank you for your question.
I downloaded the manual for this model display here:
As you will note, it comes with a VGA cable as standard in the box.
This will connect directly to the laptop. I double checked at this
page to be sure this model had a VGA output connector, and it does:
On page 12 of the manual I listed above, you find instructions for
connecting the VGA cable to your computer:
VGA RGB signal connection
1. Connect the VGA RGB signal input terminal on
the display to the VGA output terminal of
equipment (such as Set top box, DVD player and
PC ) through D-sub 15 pin cable as illustrated.
2. Connect an audio cable with stereo mini jack,
which matches the audio output terminal on the
Page 26 describes all of the video modes capable on this monitor and
your best bet will be 1024 x 768. Your video card on the Presario
should be very capable of driving the monitor at this resolution. Be
sure to select the external monitor from your display control panel on
the laptop. You will most likely not need any additional or third
Now, if you do not have the cable, any reputable computer store can
supply a standard VGA D-SUB 15 for you at a reasonable price.
If you happen to need a driver for this laptop, Compaq provides them for you here:
I could not find the manual online for this model, but you likely have
extensive help files on your laptop. You may need to use a function
key to switch the display from the internal panel to this external
monitor. It also might auto-sense the new monitor and an icon might
appear in the system tray that will allow you to select which display
to view by right or left clicking that icon. In any event, it should
be plug and play and require little setup or attention once connected
If you have further questions, ask for clarification and be specific
about what might not be working for you. Remember to make these
connections with power off on both devices
syntax olevia 30 +manual OR instructions
Presario 2500 +manual OR "video setup"
If a link above should fail to work or anything require further
explanation or research, please do post a Request for Clarification
prior to rating the answer and closing the question and I will be
pleased to assist further.
Clarification of Answer by
08 Aug 2004 10:30 PDT
Well, obviously your question failed to mention any of the details
that will help you get an appropriate answer such as XP, drivers and
the details of what you already knew and what really needs to be
answered. That being said, I shall read your link tonight and see what
additional information I can find for you.
I do know that in most cases the native OS driver, though perhaps
missing some features, will drive an external monitor acceptably. LCD
montiors usually will work on a 60Hz refresh rate, so even that is not
a problem as it might be with a CRT.
Let me see what I can find and I shall post my findings this evening.