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Accessing data of a "dead" computer

The screen has died on our 4 yr old laptop (thinkpad) and we assume the data is in there and we want to access it--how can we do this since we can't see the screen?

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Hi on the rear of your laptop you will find a D-type 15 pin Blue connector, plug a CRT / LCD desktop computer monitor into this , switch on your laptop locate one of the function keys on the Keyboard (its F5 or F7) with a computer icon press this key twice all the while keeping the Fn or Function at bottom left corner of your keyboard.

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If you connect a standard PC monitor to the back of the Laptop then choose FN key (FN is function key) and the the relevant FKey the display should switch on.

So on my laptop, I press FN and the F4 key together which toggles the external display on and the laptop screen off- if I press it again it does both laptop screen and external display and if I do it once more its just the laptop screen only again.

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You could hook up an external monitor via the VGA adapter on the back of the laptop to view your files.

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The easiest is to connect a standard CRT monitor to the external video port. Enable this from the laptop using the function key. One of the functions keys should have what looks like the outline of a standard monitor on it. Using the CTRL key and that function key will turn on that video port.
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