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How to force external monitor on lap top monitor broken boots on external monitor than switches right to broken monitor tryed f f3 f5 does not work

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To be able to use the external monitor, first boot in safe mode. Then in the Display settings when you see two monitors select the external monitor. set its resolution to a shade lower than the displayed. (you can adjust it later.) Now reboot in normal mode and press the Fn key alongwith the key to transfer the display from LCD to monitor (this happens to be different for all makes of laptops). It has an LCD and a monitor made on it.

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The issue is the OS boots but is not SET for the external monitor

You can try and use the FN and the monitor key but as a perm thing you cannot do this, just cannot be done its boots on the port for the primary display and that is the way it was built. Now if the F# or F% does not work then the operating system is not set up for the external monitor with the display broken i do not see a solution for this one as a tech,

thanks for the question tho but i want to remain honest and say its not possiable.

please do rate my answer before you leave thanks.

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