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Broken screen on laptop wont stay on external monitor when its on laptop monitor it still shows parcial screen of the desktop

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Using Fn + F8 should go through 3 different positions: Laptop screen, Both screens, Ext Screen --- and back to Laptop screen, etc. This is set up in the computer's internal operating parameters and can not be changed.

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Laptop starts up then the screen stays black


Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barelysee the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can beany kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vgacable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves yourvideo card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you rebootwithout you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN(Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correctkey for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key willnormally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works,then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash lightand nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card isbad.

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HOW TO REMOVE SCREEN FROM DELL VOSTRO 1000 AND CONNECT TO A MONITOR


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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Yea i have a gateway 450sx4 laptop and when i turn it on it stays black for a while and when the screen finally turns on it blurry and its different colors and it just shows lines how can i fix this?


It's likely that your screen is "fried" (faulty) ... try to connect your laptop to an external VGA monitor, and see if the screen shows up (on the external monitor) properly. You may have to toggle the output display (device) from computer screen to external monitor ..using Fn+F3.
If it displays on your external monitor properly, it means your laptop screen is no good. You can replace the laptop screen, or just continue to use the external monitor.
If it does the same (blurry & different color, etc.) on your external monitor, then, your video card/module on your laptop is bad. This usually happens less often.

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Desktop wont stay on screen drops to white screen blank


First thing you should try is hooking the laptop up to external monitor. It's usually easier to hook everything up, THEN power on the laptop. Most laptops will detect the external monitor and automatically provide video, some models require pressing FN+F5 Just examine your laptop keyboard carefully for a pair of icons that looks like two monitors.

If you get external video then more than likely the lcd on your laptop will need to be swapped out. If you don't get any video it could be a GPU or memory issue.

let me know what happens and I can guide you along.

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Broken screen, external monitor via VGA won't


Press "Fn+F7" once, wait a few seconds, and press it again, to "cycle" through all the possibilities (LCD-only, VGA-only, both).

Try the monitor with some other computer (desktop or laptop) to see if the monitor works at all.

Restart your computer -- does the initial "splash" screen (showing CPU speed and RAM-test) show? Does the "Windows" screen (with the crawling worm) show on the external monitor?

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SCREEN WONT TURN ON


Connect an external monitor (CRT or LCD) to the laptop's "VGA-out" port. Then, turn your laptop on. Does it show the usual "start-up" screen, on the external monitor? If so, then either your laptop's screen is totally-dead, or the "LCD-inverter" (a $20 part that takes $50 for a technician to replace) needs replacement.

Or, does your laptop have a key-sequence (LCD-screen-only, LCD-and-external, external-only) that needs to be used to select LCD-only mode?

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Hi there.
The keyboard toggle you are using is the correct one.
Sometimes you have to hit Fn + F5 a couple of times to stay on there is no real set time. Make sure Fn + F6 is on so the laptop screen stays on.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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My screen wont turn on


Hiya, have you tried plugging in an external monitor to the Blue VGA port of the laptop ?

If so, do you get any display then ?

Hint : you need to plug in the external display 1st, then turn on the laptop. If the External monitor doesn't come on, then you may need to press the Function key on the laptop & the F4 key (Or whichever shows a monitor logo) to get the laptop to switch to external monitor.

If you CAN get display on the external monitor then the problem could either be that the Invertor for your laptop screen has blown, or, the backlight for your Laptop Screen has broken, or the Laptop screen itself has gone faulty. In rare cases, the cable from the Laptop Motherboard to the screen may be faulty or have come away form the connector on either end.

Hope this helps.

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Repaired! This sounde like a fuelty screen or screen inverter. To check this, connect to an external monitor, if the external works properly, then it's the screen or inverter. If the external doesn't work, let me know and we'll run the problem down to a more indepth (internal) trouble shoot.

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