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My screen is cracked and does not show any more on my gateway laptop. Model # w323-ui1... but why wont my monitor port work. I have a different laptop and it's monitor port works fine, can anyone help me ???

I just want to experience more of crysis. Please I beg of you.

Do it for Crysis sake, no my sake. LOL...Need help. Thx.

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    This button combo works for my toshiba laptop. But not the Gatway laptop. My destop Pc Runs Crysis Fine. But those darn

    laptops just anger me, so until i save a buck or 2 i wont have any multiplayer or lan party any time this mounth. Now i must go back into the " Matrix " im playing on delta mode. Still on the Core level. its ******* delta... End Transmission.

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Depending on your laptop model, you may need to press a certain key combination (Fn-F4 or something like that) to enable or switch to the external display.

Look on your laptop's keyboard for a key with a picture that has an L-shaped icon on it (it's supposed to look like an open laptop from the side). Most times you will need to press the Fn or Function key and this key to trigger the monitor switch.

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