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I have a toshiba laptop and I broke the screen ,have been using a monitor for awhile .Someone gave me a really nice acer flat screen monitor but It wont work says no signal....?

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  • daniel_rowde Mar 14, 2011

    cant find any external switches,and when I power it up it just says no signal and powers off cant even open monitor menu....faulty monitor?

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If you have already been using a monitor, then your laptop is already set up to push the video signal out through the VGA port.. so what is likely the cause here is a simple button on the Acer screen that selects the input. The Acer flatscreen probably has a couple places a cable can plug it, and you may have to select the proper input port for it to recognize the video signal.

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  • cbromley21 Mar 14, 2011

    Probably not a bad monitor, but can't rule that out yet. Are there any very slim, almost hidden buttons just behind the bezel of the monitor? Or maybe the edges are touch sensitive? If not.. then it won't be a selection switch. Only thing I can think of off hand at that point would be FN-F5 (or whatever the function key is on your laptop to enable external monitor mode)

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