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Video screen problem

Screen goes off after every one minute. Every time i have to press function key with F7 key. pls advise

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This sounds like a problem with the screen inverter. It's also possible that a setting is off. Check the screen settings in the display properties.

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You can switch to an external monitor or data projector by two methods. 1. Connect the external monitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and the laptop. The video information will automatically switch to the external monitor. 2. If you power up the laptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor by pressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make and model laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCD screen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fn key plus one of the function key a few times. Here is a list of key combinations for some of the laptops :- IBM ThinkPad = Fn + F7 HP and Compaq = Fn + F4 Toshiba = Fn + F5 ASUS and Dell = Fn + F8

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I've tried pressing fn and f7 at the same time and it won't work, neither will any of the other suggestions. And my computer keeps saying that the touchpad is enabled. Is there anything else that I can do...


Try hitting just the F7 key only. I had an issue with an HP Mini laptop and was hitting the Fn and the F7 key and found the key combination didn't work when I pressed both Fn and F7. But it did work when I just hit the F7 key (even though "F7" was written in blue, the same color as the Fn key, it turned out that I didn't need to press Fn and the key for F7 to gain the functionality of the F7 key. HP tech support informed me of that when I called them due to a similar issue I experienced a while back).

Try to hit F7 alone. That may help you out.

As for the touchpad, it should be enabled. (Unless you're using a different pointing device and want it disabled). There are options where you can turn off the touchpad on start up, but I would advise against doing so.

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Switching the display output location.
Switch between the computer display and an external monitor. If an external monitor is attached, the computer output is displayed in the following three patterns by turns:
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To enable this function in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the following procedure is needed:
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Your problem definitely sounds like the inverter - when you press FN-F7 you're restarting it and giving it a mild jolt. Luckily, it is a breeze to replace - undo two screws and pop off the screen bezel and it's just behind the contrast control. Get the service manual for the 600X from Lenovo's website which gives full stripdown details.

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You need to study the user manual for your laptop model.
Usually you,d hit fn key And F7 Or F8 key to switch to s-video output. your hotkeys may be different.
Would strongly advise looking at user manual regarding hotkeys and switching video modes.
hope this helps.
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