Connected external monitor to the laptop, can view the wallpaper on the external monitor, however, cannot switch to it completely. When I use fn f5 keys I get the mouse to move onto the external monitor, but that's all, it's still just wallpaper and the mouse.
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If the LCD works during the start-up process and then blanks as soon as the OS launches, chances are that the LCD has been turned off via some sort of hotkey function. Many laptops have a hotkey to do this. Is saves power when the laptop is used to run an external display or projector. Check the FUNCTION keys for icons in BLUE. One of them may be a turn-on/turn-off for the LCD. To test it, press and hold the FN button (normally lower LH corner near the WINDOWS key), and then press the blue hotkey and see what happens.
Connecting an External Monitor or Data Projector You can switch to an external monitor or data projector by two methods. 1. Connect the external monitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and the laptop. The video information will automatically switch to the external monitor. 2. If you power up the laptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor by pressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make and model laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCD screen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fn key plus one of the function key a few times. Here is a list of key combinations for some of the laptops :- IBM ThinkPad = Fn + F7 HP and Compaq = Fn + F4 Toshiba = Fn + F5 Dell = Fn + F8
How do you know that the laptop is booting into windows did you connect to an external monitor
and if it did work on external monitor you could then uninstall the display driver in device manager or do a system restore and then when windows restarts it may load the correct driver ( if that is/was the problem )
If you are sure that it is booting into windows but cannot see anything you could try restarting pressing F8 while booting to get you into safe mode and see if that will show on monitor if it does you could uninstall the display driver reboot and hopefully windows will reload the correct driver
There is a button to switch from laptop monitor to external monitor or can view on both monitors. There is a button with a drawing of two monitors, usually the F5 button. Press FN and F5 simultaneously to switch from laptop monitor to external monitor. Press them again to view both on laptop and external monitor. Press them again the third time to view only on your laptop monitor.
It is not a question of monitor capabilities, it's down to what the video driver on your laptop is capable of. First try to make it show video on both monitors - usually it's Fn + function key that has "crt/lcd" on it or an icon of a display hotkey pressed once for laptop only, again for both, and again for external only) and then play with the desktop settings to have the desktop extend to your external monitor, instead of showing the same picture on both. Then you can move an application window out of your notebook screen to your external monitor.
On your laptop make sure you switch the dual mode view on your laptop, if you installed your video driver correctly right click on desktop, select there option switching into dual view or extended view, alternative is hold down the FN button or your laptop keyboard and press the Fucntions key (look for the function key with the monitor icon) press and release it while holding the FN key until there is a video on your external VGA monitor.
If the settings on your laptop is ready for dual or extended view, look for the SOURCE button or your monitor, if not available look for the AUTO button, pressing the Auto button automatically searches the available signal on the VGA, HDMI, or other sources of video on your monitor.
you con get a new LCD monitor using this information
to enable an external monitor you will have to switch it on by right-clicking on the desktop ( i dunno how much of the screen is blind/which corner you still see) then goto display - properties - advanced - monitor : her you should be able to switch to the external monitor.
you said the display doesnt work ...
connect an external monitor and than start the laptop and than chk if you are getting a display ... if yes ... contact the technical support of the laptop mfg coz maybe you will need a new display
The problem your having appears to be with your video circuit. Depending on your model's options this would consist of 1) LDC panel display, 2) video card or on board video controller, 3) LCD ribbon cable. If your laptop has an external video adaptor port, connect it to an external monitor and see if the problem occurrs. If the problem happens on the external monitor then your laptop LCD display panel is probably OK. If this is the case, you'll need to diagnose the problem further or take it to a repair shop. The reason it seems to work in safe mode is that the video circuit is not being fully utilized, ie.. no wallpaper, screen saver, etc..