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LCD is dead. CPU still works. Need to know what to press to convert my picture

Need to convert my picture through the s video to my sylvania tv. Ive converted the picture from the laptop lcd to a computer monitor before since the lcd went out, so I know the cpu still works. I know I would be able to go into the control panel and do it, but the LCD is out so i cant see anything. Shouldnt I be able to press some function button and do it? Will the Sylvania LCD be compatible?

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Why not use the VGA port and plug it in any monitor. even without pressing anykey you can PLUG the monitor *(external) first in the laptop before you turn the laptop on. By default the laptop should boot into the monitor you have attached.

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In my case, both internal and external monitors were absolutely dead. Neither of them had image. That means the problem is not related to the LCD screen or the video cable. From my experience I know that this problem could be related to the laptop memory.
Try reseating the memory module, maybe it’s not making good connection with the memory slot. Try cleaning contacts on the memory module with pen eraser. Try moving the memory module into another slot. Try replacing the memory module with another known good module, it’s possible that your original module is dead.
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5. Working DC power adapter.

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At this point I’m 95% sure that the motherboard is dead. CPU failures are not very common, so it must be bad motherboard.

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If you have two memory modules installed you can try removing them one by one, it’s possible that one of the modules is bad. Try installing different memory modules into different memory slots.

In my case reseating, swapping the memory module didn’t help. I was pretty confident that my problem is not memory related and I moved on.
Try removing battery, hard drive and DVD drive and turning on the laptop without these components.
Also, try turning on the laptop with an external monitor when the video cable is unplugged from the motherboard. If the laptop start with video on the external monitor, apparently there is something wrong with the laptop display panel.
Finally, disassemble the laptop and removed the motherboard.
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2. CPU with heatsink and cooling fan.
3. Known good memory module.
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