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Attaching external monitor to acer aspire 3682wxmi

I am trying to add an external monitor to the above laptop and it continually starts in safe mode, have tried various suggested options but as laptop is in safe mode have very limited access.

Reason for attaching monitor is screen is totally broken and uselss

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I wouldnt put something like that in, sounds like your having a driver issue,

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