Acer claims that there are bad replacement parts but I find that unlikely as I have used 2 monitors from 2 different vendors. Of course they want me to send it in for over $200.00 plus shipping both ways.
The external VGA port works fine when connected to an outside monitor (which is how I am posting now). Have not tested the external HDMI port. The laptop does know when the lid is closed because I set it to shutdown and it does.
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit SP 1
4 GB RAM, 256 MB Video RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Version 8.930.0.0 12/05/2011
Generic non-PnP Monitor Driver Version 6.1.7600.16385 06/21/2006 (Microsoft driver)
BIOS Version V1.11
VGA BIOS Version BK-ATI V010.094.001.031.034066
Edited by Phlimm, 01 February 2012 - 05:50 PM.