Question about IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook
I accidently turn my video setting to generic television instead of plug and play monitor and now i cannot open anything or click on anything or even see my toolbar or desktop icons. Is there a way to fix this?
Connect an external monitor and set the laptops flatpanel display as primary.
or check in the bios if the laptop display is set to be the primary display
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Right Click on "My Computer", click "properties", click the "hardware" tab, click "device manager", expand "display adapters", there should be a video car listed, go to "properties", (click the resources tab and see if there is anything in the "conflicting hardware list" at the bottom) to make sure there are no hardware issues" click the "driver" tab and click on "Roll Back Driver" It should prompt you, click Yes/Ok, restart your computer.2) -OR- You need to installed drivers for your monitor to check this,
Right Click on "My Computer", click "properties", click the "hardware" tab, click "device manager", expand the "Monitors" tab, Check to see if your specific monitor manufacturer's name and model are listed. If it just says "Default Moniter", "Default plug and play monitor", or "plug and play moniter" you will need to check the disk that should have come with your monitor, -or- the manufacturer's website. Install those drivers as prompted by the manufacturer.3) -OR- your monitor settings are incorrect, such as your screen resolution is set to something that your monitor does support, or your refresh rate is set out of range of your what your monitor supports.
This fix is quite different depending on your OS, so if its none of the above, please let me know, and I can give more specific advise.4) Also please note, that sometimes, if you install a new video card, drivers are compatible, everything else is correct, but your power supply on your computer is not large enough to support it, your monitor can flicker, cut out, cause your computer to lock and freeze.
Feb 08, 2013 | PC Laptops
Jan 07, 2013 | PC Laptops
Jul 23, 2011 | Dell Latitude™ D510 PC Notebook
Nov 17, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook
Sep 01, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook
Apr 10, 2009 | Dell Precision M50 Notebook
Aug 05, 2008 | Dell Inspiron Notebook
May 26, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop...
Dec 14, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite A105-S4074 Notebook
61 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!