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Laptop w/ broken screen won't connect to ext. monitor due to improper shutdown


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#1 98761234

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:12 AM

I broke my laptop monitor a while ago. I connected an external monitor to it and everything worked fine. However, I can only get the laptop to switch to the external monitor by pressing FN + F1 when Windows 7 starts properly.

I recently had to perform a force shut down, and I can't get passed whatever start-up repair screen it boots to when I turn it back on. I've tried pressing enter and pressing the arrow keys up and down in different combinations and hitting enter, in an attempt to guess what screen/options are trying to be displayed.

I can't switch to my external monitor on these boot menus, and need help getting past them. Or, any solution you think might help.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

What happens when you try to boot into Windows?

 

Do you see the normal LEDs light up?

 

Do you see hdd LED activity that you normally see at startup?

 

If you do, does the hdd LED activity slow to the occasional flicker?

 

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode.

 

For future reference, you can shut the computer down by pressing the Windows key windowskey1_zpsc5b3eb45.png + D, followed by Alt + F4,  then press Enter.


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