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Docking station trouble

My latitude d600 laptop uses a docking station. if i close the computer, it will not show the image on the LCD screen. my desktop only shows if the computer is open. can you help

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    I have recently used a hard docking station to fragment a hard drive. When I attempted to reformat this it showed that the boot manager is missing can it be replaced?

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You will need to dock the closed laptop first, then use the power button on the dock to turn it on. This will result in the output to the monitor. Alternatively, if you have the laptop open, you can toggle between the laptop LCD and external monitor (or both) by holding the blue Fn key (on the laptop keyboard) and pressing F5. Best regards, torgo

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