I have a Dell, the screen is completely cracked, i cant see anything on it. and i'm trying to hook it up to my monitor. i can see my background/wall paper on the monitor, but i cant see my icons. i can see the mouse run along the screen, but its like the monitors picture is too big (is that makes any since) last time i pushed like FN and F4 or something, and it worked, and everything fit the screen. its been months now and someone turned my computer off and the screen and i cant remember how to do it. everything ive tried hasnt worked. any more ideas?
Try connecting a mouse and keyboard to the laptop and then start it with the top closed. Not sure if this will work on your model, but it works on a lot of laptops. This should force the PC to use your external monitor as the primary one.
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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. 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
Check your ports on the lap top see if you have s video or hdmi or dvi or VGA the best is hdmi if you have that get a cable for either one of you connections also match connections from the lap top to what you have for your TV more than likely if they are both fairly new you should have hdmi connections for both get a cable that is long enough. I get my cables at amazon.com their prices are the bomb.
Connect them together both ends to lap top and to tv then make sure that you have a line in jack stereo jack with RCA ends hook that to the back of your tv and your lap top in stereo jack even better to your surround sound system. Set your TV to AVI 1 or 2 or DVI or whichever is your connection start a movie on the lap top and turn your sound on and see if you have a picture on your screen you should have the same thing as what is showing on your monitor on your lap top. Adjust settings and have fun!
By going to Dell.com I was able to pull up the user guide for the E153FP and read the specs to determine that the monitor has a screen resolution of 1024x768. The previous monitor had a higher resolution and this is why the E153FP would not display correctly.
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Hello, you can try this... Connect your laptop with an desktop monitor throughVGA cable.... then Click on start>> goto control panel>> Double click on Power Option>> Under Power Scheme it should be Poratble /Laptop >> Select Never under System Standbye, Trun off Monitor and Turn off Hard Disk.
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If you have another monitor for desktop hook other monitor up then under hardware and software in control panel, add the dell monitor, then hook it up. Some operating systems need the driver to be added first. My brother almost threw away agood dell lcd monitor before I told him this, now he loves the lcd, works great.
Hello there. You sound very frustrated. try this, go into your BIOS settings and cycle the settings for your vga adapter, or even reseting the options to basic performance. also, you could hook up the external monitor and disable it while it's hooked up. that should fix any problems with that(if you still have an extra.)