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How about looking at a screen?
Use an external monitor
Your laptop has an external display device port. (Connector)
I do not know what it is, because you didn't state the laptop manufacturer name, and model number; Elizabeth
It may be a VGA port, or HDMI port, or Mini-HDMI port; or DVI port
(Scroll down for VGA Cable example)
(You can click on any photo, and it will enlarge)
Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect the external display device to the laptop.
(VGA = Monitor. DVI = Monitor. HDMI, and Mini-HDMI usually = HDTV. They all compromise an external display device)
Turn the monitor/HDTV on.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings, the display should show on the external display device.
There are at least 3 display options. For this example I'm going to use a VGA monitor.
(For a VGA monitor you can use a CRT type of monitor. Looks like a small TV. Or you can use a flat LCD screen monitor, if it has a VGA Cable attached)
The basic 3 display options using a VGA monitor are;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY
Hold the Fn key down, and at the SAME time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.
Which key is that? Dunno. Laptop manufacturer name, and ......................
It will be one of the F keys at the top. F1 through F12.
The Function key will have a monitor icon on it, and usually an arrow on one side........Or perhaps two monitor icons sitting side by side.
(Empty rectangle is a monitor icon)
Still no display on external display device?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key
[If memory serves for Display Toggle-Over key;
HP = F4
Acer = F5
Toshiba = F5
IBM/Lenovo = F8
Don't write that in stone, however.......]
Once you post the manufacturer name, and model number; then I can guide you step by step.
Post back in a Comment.
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