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Acer aspire 3680

I reently purchased the acer aspire 3680 , very happy with the machine however my daughter decided it would be fun to throw something at the screen resulting in it cracking and the laptop being rendered useless :( I plugged in an external monitor to the vga but as soon as it gets past windows vista loading page it goes off and switches to the 14" broken screen , can u help please ?

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  • madmaca Jan 27, 2008

    I have tired those solutions already and neither seem to work :(

  • madmaca Jan 27, 2008

    i have tired both of those solutions and neither seems to work :( thanks for trying guys it is much appreciated

  • madmaca Jan 27, 2008

    Got it done finally thanks for all your help guys

  • ashleyaac Apr 12, 2008

    how did u fix your laptop screen?

  • CASHRCASH Feb 08, 2009

    reently purchased the acer aspire 3680 , very happy with the machine however my daughter decided it would be fun to throw something at the screen resulting in it cracking and the laptop being rendered useless :( I plugged in an external monitor to the vga but as soon as it gets past windows vista loading page it goes off and switches to the 14" broken screen , can u help please ?

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You can switch it manually once Windows is loaded by holding the "FN" key (located near the lower left of the keyboard) and "F5" (this key varies depending on model). Some are F3, F5, etc.

Look at the "F" keys for a little icon of a monitor. This toggles the video output between the LCD and the external monitor.

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Display Toggle - <Fn> + <F5> will toggle from external monitor
Screen Blank - <Fn> + <F6> will turn the LCD off

hope that helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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    jp Jan 27, 2008

    oh we are not done yet!

    restart your computer and during the post hit the key
    once you get into the bios you should be able to turn off the LCD

    If you would like live help and do not feel comfortable getting into the BIOS you can connect via chat with me and I will walk you through the process.

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