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VGA --> Monitor Fail


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#1 darkside701

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Long story short my daughter kicked my laptop screen in so you could only see about half the screen. In order to fix this I simply hooked up a VGA cable and took it to my desktops monitor. This worked fine for about a month and now the remaining portion of the screen has gone blank. On occasion I would still need to log in for the screen to switch over to the external monitor. When I had half a screen it wasn't a problem but now with nothing I am unable to log in. Also this is running on Vista.

What are my options?

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:31 AM

Go on ebay and buy a replacement LCD screen for your model of computer. You can usually find one for around 50-90 bucks and that way you wont have to worry about a monitor. They are very easy to install, all you need is a flathead and philips screwdriver and you can probably find plenty of "do it yourself" sites that will show you how.

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#3 darkside701

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

Perhaps I was looking in the wrong spot but last I checked I would have needed about $300 for a new screen. So basically by the lack of responses I am gathering there is no easy way to get the screen to flip over with the laptop screen being dead.




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