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Need External Monitor to Work

I have a Dell 8600 laptop windows XP. My monitor doesn't display properly (at all). I want to use an external monitor instead. Is there a function keyy to make it start with the external monitor instead?

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  • olbilly Mar 05, 2009

    My LCD works only for a few minutes then goes black. I have hooked the computer to a CRT which works. Is it worth the cost to have the LCD repaired?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    It lights up but instead of a display I just get a bunch of vertical lines. I connected to an external monitor and works fine. Any ideas on where to start my repair?

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The Fn +F8 combo will toggle between 3 options,

LCD

LCD and EXTERNAL

EXTERNAL only

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Have a look at your bios settings you can disable the laptop screen in favor for the external display

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