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my screen is cracked and my laptop wont show up on my tv anymore


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#1 brandyburkhead

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:52 PM

I changed the maximum memory in my msconfig menu and now my laptop won't connect to my TV anymore and my laptop screen is cracked

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:47 PM

Sounds like you're having a bad day.

Can you tell us the make and model of your machine, along with a detailed history of what happened on this fateful day?


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:25 PM

Pavilion 17- e119wm
Its an HP
And I was messing around with the msconfig menu and I
Changed the max memory and reset it and after that it won't show up on my TV anymore

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:10 PM

OK, I get it.

Youi've been using your TV as your laptop's monitor, as the laptop's screen is totally dead, or can it still be viewed to a certain extent, perhaps enough to work with for today's purposes.

I'm assuming that your TV is hooked up by an HDMI cable, right?

Does your laptop also have a VGA output .

Do you have any WIn 8 recovery media, DVD's, USB Recovery drive, etc?

Last question. Do you have 8 or 8.1?


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:14 PM

No I can't see the screen and yes it has a VGA input
And no I don't have any recovery discs or anything and it has windows 8.1

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:49 PM

I have a pretty good idea of what we have and what we don't. but to sum it up so far, our resources aren't great right now.

Before establishing what we need to get or do, I'd like to understand the part about you changing the maximum memory in msconfig, unless you are referring to changing pagefile size in System Properties.

So that's the first and the most critical info need right now and once that is clear, then it's be time to develop a strategy to get around the stumbling blocks of the broken screen and the dysfunctional HDMI system, so please let me know exactly what settings you changed, to the best of your reccollection, and we'll take it from there.


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:53 PM

I believe I changed the max memory to 2056 or 256 one of those and do you think I will be able to use the screen via VGA

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:03 AM

Unless you found a secret place to make those changes in msconfig, then we are talking about the pagefile settings in System Properties and there is no reason for that to have affected your boot up or the ability to output the HDMI signal.

It's time to look at other aspects.

1) Make sure the TV's input setting is set at the correct HDMI port #.

2) Make sure your HDMI cable is healthy.

3) Remove and reseat all the sticks of ram.

4) Check to see if your TV has a VGA in. and if not, try to find a moinitor that does.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:56 AM

I think it did because it stopped working right after I reset it and I did all that and my TV does have a VGA input I just need to buy the cable




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