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My laptop screen is broken now i want to connect an ouside monitor plse advice proline style note model no m54se

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  • Nicki Kruger Oct 21, 2013

    the outside monitor connects with a cable and works but as soon as i start up and the laptop reaches the xp logo and shows the loading bar it goes blank how do i fix this

  • Nicki Kruger Oct 21, 2013

    the abovementioned monitor used to work but somehow i stuffed up and cant semto correct my mistake

  • Merxnb5
    Merxnb5 Oct 23, 2013

    If you are able to see till the part where it gets to the xp logo then there is no issue with the monitor and post that it going blank could be an issue with the operating system

  • Nicki Kruger Oct 27, 2013

    but how come it worked before on the same os,and then it just stopped working as i said before i am using do i get into my laptops bios isnt there any way of checking my connectuin settings??



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Any monitor capable of connecting to a vga cable should do the trick - hope you have a vga out on the laptop - take the laptop to the store and test it to make sure there is video output

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SOURCE: connect broken laptop screen to external monitor

I would back mothmans answer 100% but might suggest you re-assemble the display to the laptop if you continue to have problems getting an external display going.

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SOURCE: am unable to connect to wireless network, am not

You should go into the device manager and verify....

1) That the device exsits under the Network Adaptors Tree
2) If it does make sure its installed (no yellow flag)
3) Make sure that its enabled (no red x)

As a side note (and this is ussually the issue) most laptops have a PHYSICAL switch to completely 'remove' the wireless adaptor from the laptop so you don't accidently enable or use wifi.
Make sure that switch is in position to use wifi. 90 Percent of the time this is the issue.

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Screen broken

Yes you can.
Connecting an External Monitor or Data Projector
You can switch to an external monitor or data projector by two methods. 1. Connect the external monitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and the laptop. The video information will automatically switch to the external monitor. 2. If you power up the laptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor by pressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make and model laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCD screen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fn key plus one of the function key a few times. Here is a list of key combinations for some of the laptops :- IBM ThinkPad = Fn + F7 HP and Compaq = Fn + F4 Toshiba = Fn + F5 Dell = Fn + F8

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if laptop is still running with a broken LCD screen , it id possible to use an external monitor, if laptop totally died or broken, not possible to use with external monitor.

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Screen comes on with loads of colouerd lines

Suggest you diagnose, and see if the problem is in the Display Assembly, Video Cable, or graphics chipset.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach a VGA monitor to the laptop.

Since you didn't post the model number of the laptop, (Is it an MSI laptop also?), I can only post generic information.

This is an example of a VGA connector, and a VGA cable,

You can use a VGA monitor that is the CRT style, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable attached.

Monitor connected to laptop turn the monitor on. If a CRT style allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not, press, and hold down on the Fn key, and tap the Display toggle-over key.

[ The Display toggle-over key is one of the Function hotkeys at the top of the Keyboard. It may be F4, or F5 for example. The key will have a monitor symbol on it, and perhaps an arrow pointing to the side ]

If you hold down on the Fn key, and tap the Display toggle-over key once, and nothing happens, hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display toggle-over key.

There are at least 3 display options available,
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

If the display is still the same on the external VGA monitor, as it is on the laptop's internal monitor, you have a bad graphics chipset.

A) IF, the display is Fine on the external monitor, you have a problem with the Display Assembly, or the Video Cable.

B) IF, the display on the external VGA monitor is the same as the internal monitor of the laptop, you have a bad graphics chipset.

I have not seen any service bulletins stating problems with graphics chipsets, or the mounting of the graphics chipset, for MSI laptops/netbooks.

If the graphics chipset is bad you are looking at a motherboard replacement.

Video Cable:
This flat ribbon cable connects to the motherboard, goes up under the left Hinge, (Probably), and connects to the back of the LCD screen.

From opening, and closing during everyday usage, the video cable may have been pulled on, causing damage to the cable. Or pulled it loose from the motherboard connection, or LCD screen connection.

Dropping the laptop will also pull on the Video Cable, if the laptop was open when dropped.

[ The Video Cable plugs into the motherboard, and plugs into the back of the LCD screen. This is an example using an HP dv4 series of Notebook PC,

Scroll down to Step 19, to see an average Video Cable, and how it connects to the back of the LCD screen.

[ I posted a solution earlier to a problem similar to this, and the asker found the Video Cable was loose on the back of the LCD screen,

The connector on the other end of the Video cable, that plugs into the motherboard, is similar to the LCD screen connector ]

ALL power is removed from the laptop. AC adapter (Charger) and Battery. Anti-Static Precautions are followed.

Then the laptop is partially disassembled down far enough, to see if there is obvious damage to the video cable on the motherboard side, and/or if the connection of the Video Cable to the motherboard is loose.

Look at the sheath of the video cable, and see if there are obvious signs of damage. Damage to the sheath of the cable, may be an indication that the tiny wires inside the cable, are damaged. (Stretched/Broken)

To test the Video Cable to see if it is good, the Video Cable needs to be completely removed, and a continuity test performed.

{A multimeter is set to Ohm's. Each wire is checked in the Video Cable to see if electricity will flow through it. Continuity.
If not the wire is broken.

An economical multimeter that will suffice for this test, can be purchased for around $5 to $12. Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example. Analog, or digital is fine.

If this is not feasible, and/or the knowledge to use the multimeter is not available, ( I can guide you, however ), perhaps take the Video cable to the nearest computer repair shop, and have them check the continuity }

Video Cable connections prove to be tight on the motherboard side, AND on the LCD screen side, go to the screen Inverter.

An LCD screen does not produce light. (Or not enough light)
An additional light source is needed.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, or a series of LED lights.
Don't know the model number of your MSI (?) Notebook PC, or I could tell you which Backlight technology your laptop uses.

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

(Average size of a CCFL is 2mm Wide, and 334mm Long. That is approximately a little thicker than 1/16th of an inch Wide, (.078 thousandths), and a little over 13 inches Long)

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power (Electricity) from the laptop, for the Backlight, and LCD screen.

A screen Inverter is a small circuit board located behind the Display Bezel, (Also referred to as Display Mask), and at the bottom of the LCD screen.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault can be attributed to a bad screen Inverter

My thoughts are that you have either a bad connection for the Video Cable, and/or it is damaged, OR you have a bad screen Inverter.

I have access to Service Manuals for MSI Notebook PC's, but only certain models.
However post the model number, (Located on the Bottom of the laptop, in a white service tag, or sticker), in a Comment.

After you have disassembled enough laptops, Julie, they all seem to follow the same basic disassembly pattern.
We'll see what we can do.


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Am unable to connect to wireless network, am not too sure if the laptop has wireless. the model of the laptop is proline m54se

You should go into the device manager and verify....

1) That the device exsits under the Network Adaptors Tree
2) If it does make sure its installed (no yellow flag)
3) Make sure that its enabled (no red x)

As a side note (and this is ussually the issue) most laptops have a PHYSICAL switch to completely 'remove' the wireless adaptor from the laptop so you don't accidently enable or use wifi.
Make sure that switch is in position to use wifi. 90 Percent of the time this is the issue.

Like this if it helped you please!!!!!

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