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Broken screen, external monitor via VGA won't

Laptop with broken screen: an external monitor has been connected via VGA port but remains blank (stays in powersave) even with Fn+F7 pressed.

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  • peterwaking Nov 16, 2009

    Multiple Fn+F7 presses tried.
    Initial "splash" and "Windows" screens do not show.
    Monitor works ok with another computer.
    Worked with this one, then stopped, started with Fn+F7, then stopped again and now does not respond to Fn+F7.
    Thanks.

  • peterwaking Nov 16, 2009

    Multiple Fn+F7 presses tried.
    Initial "splash" and "Windows" screens do not show.
    Monitor works ok with another computer.
    Worked with this one, then stopped, started with Fn+F7, then stopped again and now does not respond to Fn+F7.
    Thanks.

    LATEST: it now works again - after closing and opening laptop cover!

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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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