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External monitor on Laptop not receiving a signal

I have a older Fujitsu Lifebook with a broken screen, which I have been using with an external CRT and external keyboard. I recently upgraded the monitor on my desktop, and decided to move the Dell 19" flatscreen over to the Lifebook as its external monitor, and dump the old CRT. I hooked up the Dell, booted the Lifebook, and the XP Home (SP2) splashscreen came up on the Dell, showing XP loading. As soon as XP completed bootup, the Dell went blank, indicating zero input from the computer.After trying several different things, I hooked the old CRT back up, and it too went to black after the XP splash screen. I have tried replacing the cords, power supply, etc etc, but the only output I get to an external monitor is the XP spash screen, then nada. If this is a failed video card, why do I still see the splash screen?
Thanks for any help!
Cathy Harper

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  • cathy486 May 31, 2009

    Actually no, I thought maybe the Lifebook already had a driver for it. When the new monitor didn't wotk initially, I thought it might be a driver prob., so I put the old CRT (which had been working beautifully) back on the system, but now it has the same problem as the new monitor. So now I have no monitor at all to use to install a driver!

  • cathy486 May 31, 2009

    Ok, couldn't actually find the disk for the monitor, so I went to Dell's support site and found the driver for that monitor. Went back to the laptop, went into VGA mode as you suggested, went to control panel->display->settings->advanced and installed the new driver. Guess what...NO CHANGE! Even though the system sees (apparently) the correct driver, it remain in the lowest VGA settings, and any attempt to change them results in the display shutting off.

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    CompuFirm May 11, 2010

    Have you installed the software/driver for the new mointor before installing the monitor?



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When you start your computer, keep hitting the F8 key. you will get a menu that comes up.. Choose the VGA mode.. this will stop the computer from loading video drivers and will allow you to install the new monitor. 
Give that a try.. Hope it helps... let me know

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