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I've tried hooking another monitor up and nothing with vga cable
You have to go into your graphics settings and set the video output to the external monitor. If you don't it will just display out to the laptop monitor.
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to:
- Connect everything with the laptop turned off
- Boot the laptop
- Use the Fn key plus F8 or F9 (I'm trying from a small picture of the keyboard!) to cycle through the external display options.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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SOURCE: Hi I have a Acer
The inverter/backlight combination isn't the whole picture. The inverter powers the backlight, but the inverter is controlled by a signal commonly called "Brite-On", which comes from the motherboard. If the "Bright -On" signal from the motherboard is missing,then the inverter (and thus the backlight) won't work. The problem you are having is on the motherboard. here's a link to a datasheet of such a device:
Posted on May 15, 2011
SOURCE: My Fujitsu AMILO M3438G will
The lines on the screen point to a failing graphics chip, faulty VGA lead or more probably, the screen itself beginning to fail.
The bios problem is most likely due to a damaged bios chip, this is usually caused by attempting to upgrade the bios by flashing and the flash process going wrong, resulting in a series of instructions on the bios chip being incorrect. Changing the Cmos battery will have no effect.
You need to reflash the bios with a stable version, this can be done via floppy drive or USB stick, but you will need to obtain a usb floppy drive (I THINK the bios on the laptop supports this). On the floppy drive, you will need to install a windows 98 type boot disc
and obtain the bios and flash file for this laptop
http://ts.fujitsu.com/support/downloads.html ( dos version)
On another computer, copy both to separate floppies, boot to the floppy drive, let it load the OS then swap floppies and load the bios flash from floppy
I believe that you can also get the ISO (cd image) which, as long as the laptop can read the cd drive, will be a better option.
If you cannot even get the bios to recognise the floppy or cd, then the problem will need a replacement bios chip installing to sort it out
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
OK ..the first thing you should check is the video driver to be installed..cause even if the main display will work without the video driver ...(only with the standard one from the operation system ) , the secondary monitor will not ...so ..check if you have the latest driver installed ..and if it is working ..If you are not sure of it ..just get to the manufacturer site ..and select the model of the laptop and the operation system ..and download the driver again and run it into the system ..restart and now you will know for sure you have it ..
The next action is to try to activate the secondary monitor ..in case it is not activated..This is done from the settings of the video driver....either select video settings from the control panel ..or ..just click right on the desktop ..and select properties..and than settings ..(the last in the right 0 ..In there you have the video settings /display ..
Open them ..and you should see 2 monitors displayed...The no 1 is the one you see on the laptop ..and no 2 is the one needed to be activated.
Click ..on the secondary ...and click activate ...and select a way to function ...as a clone ..or extension ..(cloning means you will see the exact same thing on both ...and extension means that your secondary monitor will act like an extension of the primary one ..and you can set its position by dragging it ..and you can go with the mouse from one to another if you point on the edge between them depending on the position you select in the settings..)
In short ..the important thing is to enable the secondary monitor ..and after that set it as you need..
Usually ..there is a hot key for to enable the monitor ..and it has a monitor sign on it ..and if you press Fn + hot key ..it enables it automatically ..this key can be F5 or F4 or F8 or F10 ..depending on the model and settings .....Please rate teh answer if it helps...have a nice day !
Posted on Dec 09, 2011
It only means that either the Inverter Cable/LCD cable or the LCD itself is defective, because if you still see the contents of the laptop to an external monitor, then it means that the rest of the computer's components are working.
You can have the Inverter Cable reseated or have the LCD screen replaced. Have it tested by a local technician.
Posted on Mar 15, 2012
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'No signal' and 'unsupported signal' messages mean 1 of 2 things, either the VGA output is off(laptop) or the display resolution is set too high(laptop and desktop). Assuming the VGA cable you are using is good, try this:
Desktop: hook the computer back up too your computer monitor & set the computer to the basic VGA resolution. For windows XP, right click a blank area on the desktop, click 'properties' on the dropdown menu, click settings. Write down the numbers in the 'screen resolution' and 'color quality' boxes!
Drag the 'screen resolution' all the way down to then 'less' side. Then change the 'color quality' to the lowest setting. Click apply, then answer yes (the display will look UGLY - don't worry!!) Now connect your computer back to your projector. If it works, then the resolution you use on your desktop monitor is not supported on your projector. Experiment with different resolutions to see which one looks best on your projector. You will need to change the settings each time you switch monitor to projector.
Laptop: by default the VGA connector on your laptop is off. To turn it on, look for a blue symbol on one of your function (F1, F2, F3...) keys. It looks like an old TV with a line on both sides 'O' (F4 on HP) Press & hold the blue button (on the lower left of the keyboard, usually to the left of control ) and tap the bleu button you just found. Let go & give you're a computer a few seconds to change over. If the laptop screen goes blank, you found the correct button! The display image should now be visible. Repeat this 1 to 2 times to change it back to laptop display.
If you did not see the display on the projector, 2 other issues are possible. First, verify that the VGA output on the laptop is working - connect the laptop to a regular computer monitor & change the display resolution to the lowest settings (see desktop above), then try it again on the projector. If you cannot get an image on a computer monitor, your laptop settings may need to be adjusted in the same dialogue box as the settings. Monitor #1 is the laptop display, Monitor #2 is the external output.
Happy viewing :)
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