I have an ASUS K52F laptop running Win 7 that had a broken screen, so now I just use it with an external display. I figured out how to set it so it uses the external display, but problem is, it won't do that until Windows boots up. There doesn't seem to be a way for me to view the boot screens or bios screen.
I assume that if I could get into bios, then I could set it to only use the external screen, but since I can't see the bios screen, there's no way for me to change the settings.
Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this to work? The F8 button to switch to the external display only seems to work when it's already running in Windows. I've tried both the HDMI connections and D-Sub connections, and neither seems to make a difference ... they both only show something on the external display after Windows 7 loads and runs.
This laptop PC has an integrated Intel graphics card, and I also tried going into my Intel graphics and display screen and there seems to be no option to choose a default display there, other than the one that loads in Windows.
My laptop's specs are listed below and any advice would be most helpful!
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Model K52F (Socket 989)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 18
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM55
Southbridge Revision 06
Name L2410NM on Intel HD Graphics
Current Resolution 1920x1200 pixels
Work Resolution 1920x1152 pixels
State Enabled, Output devices support
Multiple displays Enabled
Monitor Width 1920
Monitor Height 1200
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 59 Hz
Intel HD Graphics
Model HD Graphics
Device ID 8086-0046
Subvendor ASUStek Computer Inc (1043)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Driver version 184.108.40.2068
Edited by Studlier, 28 May 2014 - 03:13 PM.