My laptop screen has just broken.
I have attached a picture of it.
Will this be a inverter or a screen problem/replacement needed?
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Hi think i have one that is destined to never be solved its trying my patience to the max and worst of all its 2 machines with same problem
can see image but faint so changed inverter and screen and cable to no avail but powered screen backlight from external power all is ok it just cant seem to get power from the motherboard is it possible i've shorted the motherboard but hard to beleive this with 2 machines the same.
thanks for any replies
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I recently sent in my old hp compaq to a service centre as the fan was making a noise, so I simply asked them to clean the dust out of the fan. I got a message from them 2 days later (!) to say that the screen inverter needed to be replaced. I replied to ask why, and they said it had stopped working and that it was nothing to do with the work they carried out as they only opened the back of the laptop to service the fan. My laptop went to them in perfect working order. Is it possible for the inverter to just stop working, seems too much of a coincidence to me. Does anyone know what causes the inverter to stop working? Thanks.
You didn't take it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy did you?
basically the title says it, my laptop screen still has an image but no light (except for the first few seconds upon booting)
so my question is is there a way to fix this manually or does it need to be replaced?
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I have an HP laptop that screen goes dark on it after a while. If you get real close you can barely make out an imagine when it does this so I am guessing that it could be the inverter or the lcd cable.
However after taking the cover off I noticed something and wonder if this could have any impact. If you look at the 2nd pic the arrow on the right shows where a foil is all ripped up. Does this act as a ground and could this be part of the problem?
Also where the left arrow in the 2nd pic is pointing does that just pull apart to the left to unplug??
Thanks in advance for any help. I have never had the nerve to open up a laptop before.
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My laptop's screen has gone dim and I need some thoughts on which is the most likely cause -
Machine is a Gateway M320 purchased in 2005.
One day at startup the screen had a pinkish hue and then went dim. Restarted again and the same thing. Screen is bright (with pink hue for a few seconds, then goes dark.)
After some research I came to the conclusion that the LCD inverter had gone bad. Bought one on ebay and replaced it, with no change.
This also happens when waking the computer - bright screen with pick hue for 3 seconds, then dim.
Hooked up an external monitor and that works fine, so I know the graphics card is fine.
So as I see it, possible problems are I got a bad replacement LCD inverter, the CCFL bulb is burned out, or the video cable from inverter to screen is bad. Or ???
I would appreciate any help.
Hooked up an external monitor and that works fine, so I know the graphics card is fine.Click to expand...
Not necessarily so. I know this sounds incredible; but, I had a laptop recently that would not run the built-on LCD but would run an external monitor. One would think the display controller just had to be good--not so!
I replaced the laptop's display controller and the problem went away. Just to be sure, I swapped back a few times, rechecking all my connections and the problem always came back when I put the old controller back in.
Here's the thread if you care to read it. Granted, this has to be a rare situation; but, truth is stranger than fiction:
Additional info: CCFLs can go bad gradually and pull more current from the inverter than the inverter is designed to deliver, overloading the inverter. Just a theory; but, I wonder if the CCFL is overloading the inverter. Maybe the inverter does fine for a few seconds, then overheats due to the overload.
Then, I have trouble explaining why that would cause a color shift. Usually, color shifts are caused by bad connections between the display controller and the monitor or a bad display controller.
CCFLs are very, very difficult to replace because of their delicate construction. It's just a smidgen larger in diameter than a standard wooden pencil lead and is as long as your screen is wide. And the glass is really, really thin... Read more
Sooooo.... I'm working on a free hand-me-down laptop. Had a hard drive problem, which I fixed and happened to find 4GB of RAM to toss into it... and what do ya know, the screen starts messing up as soon as I fixed it...
The laptop is not very old so I would like to fix it... onto my problem.
The screen sort of "flickers" and "moves around" and also has a pink tint to it every once in awhile. The screen is this way as soon as I power on the laptop, and having it plugged into the wall proves no difference. Another strange thing is, if I leave it on, after about 5-10 minutes its works perfect, but only for about 15 seconds, then back to like the picture above.
- Tried hooking it up to my desktop monitor, works great.
- Took this thing apart, checked the all of the wire connections, seem to be solid and fooling with them with the lappy on did no justice. I'm stumped basically.
So now I'm wondering, backlight or inverter?
EDIT: Oops forgot the laptop info
Acer Aspire 7520-5071
17" Dual-Core 4GB RAM
Thanks in advance,
So I tried an inverter.... no fix
Noticed that while messing with the video cable to the LCD made the screen go in and out.....
Ordered a new LCD cable.... no fix
Sooo I made a short video
Normally when the backlight goes out, it will affect the full screen. It can flicker or go out completely. This can be checked with a flashlight held up to a text area on screen and looking for the contrasting image on the LCD. From the way you describe the working then stopping, it sounds to me like the inverter is building up a charge then letting go.Read other 9 answers
Hi all. Is there any brilliance in the house? I hope so.
The inverter on my Acer Aspire 5103WLMi died after 13 months.
No probs. I bought a new one, put the machine together again and started it up. Perfect... well almost.
What is happening now is that I cannot get maximum brilliance from the screen. All the Windows option settings are set to the max and the are no other user settings available I can make to chance this.
Ok you'll be thinking there is an issue with the inverter but I'm far from sure that it is. The picture is perfect apart from this issue.
Booting up Vista will have the screen bright and brilliant (max brill). Windows will continue to load and then as the machine continues to load the registry and gets to the bit where the screen brilliance is set the screen will dip and settle to about 75-80% of it's capable brilliance. I feel sure this is a registry issue because of the boot up procedure which is clockwork and 100% predictable.
Where can I inspect the reg to find these settings? They must be there.
Are there really no takers on this?? How dissapointing.
For those that don't know what an inverter is. inverters create a hi voltage charge and light the screen bulb(s) on your laptop or monitor. When it don't work you will see a perfect but dark n unlit image on your screen.
Cum on sum1 help me out for gawd sake!
A disclaimer before I proceed. Im not the best with computers or computer terms.
I have a Samsung laptop (not sure of the model), and the screen broke months ago. Since then I've been using an external monitor without any issues until today. When I start up my laptop I can never see anything displayed on the external monitor until the log in screen. The monitor will always go into hibernation mode until the log in screen.
However, today it's taking longer to start up and I cant see what's going on. At first I thought windows was performing a disk scan but i waited over an hour! So that must not be the issue. I want to find a way to display what is happening on the external monitor if possible. I have been endlessly searching all day online for help. I would really appreciate any help/advice.
My Laptop,s (HP dv4-t 1600) running on Windows 7 64bit screen is broken. Doesn't display anything. I connected secondary display/screen, but it doesnt display anything. Doesn't auto detect. What do I do? Please suggest.
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I used a Samsung NP300E5A-A02UB laptop for over a year through an external monitor, ever since the screen broke on it. Never had any problems with it besides that. Until one day I, not thinking about it, shut down my PC through holding down the power button, because it was being too slow, couldn't even shut it down normally. But little did I know, doing that would make sure I can't use it again, as far as I can tell. Because I shut it down using the power button, I'm assuming the screen came up, the one either to repair or tell me the pc shut down incorrectly, or bios, or whatever it is. But since my external monitor doesn't turn on until after my pc is signing in, it won't turn on. Normally it would just kick on automatically when signing in. So I'm completely blind to what I'm doing and can't get my monitor on. Literally all I need is a sneak peak at it to get it to turn on all the way, but I don't know how. I've tried a few things already, that I've found online, but never though to ask about it til now.
I've tried doing the little closing and then quickly opening up the laptop screen to fool the pc into turning it on.
I've tried manually unplugging my screen, in hopes it would use my external as a primary instead.
I've pressed the appropriate F key, or combination keys to turn it on.
Possibly other things, but I forget, it's been a little while.
All of these with no luck.
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We had finally gotten a computer (laptop) last week (which husband had to fix first ) to be able to do some work for someone. Just got it up & running 2days ago and while at a friend's, someone stood it up next to a chair, and it fell over & actually broke the screen (looks kinda like you swiped the screen with a few different colored paintbrushes)! Due to a wildfire in August, we are very short on money so we will probably have to try to find a screen on craigslist or something. My question is Is there ANY other models that are apt to have the same screen or that can be easily used? If so, which ones are apt to be compatible or, if you don't know, how can I find out???
Thank you very much for any/all help!
P. S. Hopefully this was the best subforum to put this in. If not, either let me know or feel free to move it for me. Thanks
A Google search for 2000-239dx LCD will turn up a number of pages of companies selling the screens and also people selling them on e-Bay. You could choose to buy from one of those sources. Some of the found pages may list other HP models that use the same screen.
Hello, I've had my laptop for about 3 months now and a crack has appeared on the top left corner of my screen. I didn't drop it and kept it in good condition to find one day with a big crack. The screen has even gone completely whiteand i have to restart just to use. This is my go to for homework so I'm very concerned. Reading this thread seems to indicate a harware error. Can someone help me please I love the computer but this is a problem. I really care about this computer and i csnt use it with the screen like this. Is there any way i can replace the screen. Help me.
Well it is probably the single most common laptop screen being made. It is a 1366 x 768 15.6 inch LED Brightview panel HP Part number 689690-001 Video instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKeisMQHmZo You just need a small Phillips screwdriver, and a flat spatula type device to pry off plastic covers without marring. Here is the screen on U.S. eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/689690-001-NEW-HP-2000-2d19WM-LED-WXGA-HD-Glossy-Laptop-15-6-LCD-Screen-/360853608454?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item54048d1806 http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-COMPAQ-689690-001-REPLACEMENT-LAPTOP-15-6-LCD-LED-Display-Screen-/131156654108?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item1e898bb81c $55.49 shipped on the low end. if this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.Read other 6 answers
Hi, I just made one of the clumiest mistake in my life. I recently dropped my 4 year old Dell Inspiron 15r onto the floor and now the screen is cracked, inside I think. I can turn it on but, I can't make out anything. What do I do? Is it cheaper to get a new laptop or get it fixed? If so any cheap, reliable places i could get it fixed? I'm not a really diy or tech savvy kind of person...please help.
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I have an old Dell Inspirion laptop with a broken screen. I have irreplaceable files on it that I want to save. When I hook it to a monitor the monitor doesn't detect it and goes into sleep mode. It's too old to connect it to my tv via hdmi cord, and I don't have an s-video cord. Is there an app that I can use with my android tablet as a proxy via usb cord? If not, is there anything else I can do?
sounds like the video card is broken, as the monitor does not work
You wil l need someone to take the harddrive out and use it in a USB Caddy or connect to another PC to get the data off
i have been given an old AST win 98 laptop, the thing is the screen is very dodgy, sometimes you can see what is happening, sometimes you can only see the top part, it is just very fuzzy and malfunctioning.
is there any way to replace the screen, and how much would it cost???
thanks in advance...
This site claims to specialize in AST monitors, and they do sell them. SO if you van find your laptop madel you can replace the screen.
Okay so i went to pick up my laptop and i grabbed it by the screen and my screen messed up. It looks like i have a air bubble under the screen. while my laptop is on about 90% of my sreen has a white spot with color lines running threw it.When it is shut off the mark looks like a deep black spot. The laptop is a compaq presario v5000. please if you know any way i might be able to fix it let me. thank you.
I have a nice laptop with a broken LCD screen. I would like to continue using it as a desktop connected to a regular monitor, but I cannot figure out how to configure it to use the monitor as the primary display because it boots to the now missing LCD. I could configure it were the LCD working, but it isn't. Can anyone suggest a workaround? It is running Windows XP SP3 and I can see the "Windows XP" boot screen for a few moments at startup
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Most laptops have a set of keys to press to enable the external monitor output. Usually it's FN at the bottom of the keyboard and one of the top F# keys - look at the pics on the keys for the right key or check the manual.
An animal in my household must have stepped on the screem to my laptop, cause now it is visibly damaged. Im looking into getting a new screen for my Dell. Any advice where?
Seems your having a run of bad luck arent you, first your cable box is dead and now an animal has smashed your laptop screen, seems that 2009 isnt going to be a good year for you...
Ebay is a good place to get screens however and they arent usually to hard to fit.
Take my advice and get rid of the animal, they are cheaper to replace than a laptop screen
Ok Im not sure where to start really but if anyone could help me i would be very greatful
i dropped my laptop ( ACER Aspire 5633WLMi, Aspire 5630 ) and now the screen is broken, half of it has gone black and cracked and im not sure how to fix this.
any advice / tips etc anyone?
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I have a Acer Aspire. The screen has been cracked and I'm running it in safe mode through an old computer monitor. I have been told by someone that I can disable the laptops screen and boot up normal after that. Any help on this?
hi they may mean the fn key=F6and F5
IMO Windows is huge pain when dealing with more than 2 screens. At work I have 3 screens and occasionally when I take out my laptop from docking station, it messes up the settings. Takes 5-10 minutes get it back to my original.
But that is not my question. At home I have a cracked laptop screen that no longer works. I have connect this laptop to my tv and am trying to use it as a htpc. My issue is I have not been able to find settings that disable the laptop screen, and for windows to ONLY use my tv as primary screen. The reason I need to disable the laptop screen is that when I have my laptop open (I need this to use the keyboard/mouse of the laptop), the tv screen is OFF (windows is thinking I'm using the laptop screen that is dead). Essentially I'm in a situation in which if I want to use laptop/keyboard, the default setting is the laptop screen. Right now I have to get the laptop lid closed, but barely open it for me to use the touchpad/keyboard.
What I'm looking for...
-Registry setting or permanently way of disabling the laptop screen.
-Permanent setting that always defaults the tv monitor instead of the laptop screen.
-I'm only going to use XBMC (windows to boot directly), and would prefer not to have setup the settings every time I turn it on.
-If above is not possible, anyway of setting Windows to think the lid is always closed?
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I aquired an Aspire 4720Z laptop that the screen had been stepped on. I removed the screen (smashed on mid right side), but before removing (and after), I connected it to 2 different monitors--nothing appeared on either-black, power LED just blinks on/off although the computer sounds like it's working, lights come on, hear the drive , etc. I tried Fn +F8 and all other suggestions I could find, nothing. The laptop screen shows zero, not faded, nothing.Vusually, the inverter looks OK, no signs of anything else. Any suggestions as what to check/how to check while i have the screen off, what's next? --failure with the other 2 monitors bothers me.
When you hit the Fn+F8, did you wait a few seconds, then hit the combination again?
Make sure there isn't a small pin poking through near the hinge area above the keyboard that may be stuck (from being stepped on). This pin activates a switch when the lid is closed. (Some systems use a different method.) If there is a pin, be sure it works freely, is not stuck.
If the system was closed when the LCD was stepped on, it could have suffered damage under the keyboard, the video section of the motherboard, perhaps.
Hello, I have a 2013-2014 , can't remember the exact year without going and pulling the receipt. However, over the last year I have been having a bunch of issues with the hinge holding the screen to the computer. I took it to a shop and when they took it apart they said the hinge is busted inside and I would need to replace the screen. I am wondering if I can just buy a hinge and replace that?? Thank you!Read other answers
I have a problem regarding a broken laptop screen, nvidia drivers that failed to install and a system that now doesn't output via it's own hdmi port. Yikes.
The screen was cracked some time ago, but hey, modern Laptops (the model in question is a Gigabyte Q1732) all have hdmi out, so I procured a good screen and continued to use the Laptop.
However, during a recent system and disk cleanup one of the tasks I had set myself was correcting an issue with my graphics driver that was using the default on-board as opposed to the nvidia GT540m that it was equipt with. I took the opportunity to uninstall the intel driver and the subsequently install the nvidia driver before restarting, as the switch over did not work on my previous attempts. That was probably my biggest mistake.
The nvidia installation failed, prompting restart into safe mode.
The hdmi port no longer outputs and so, with the broken screen, I can't see what I am doing to try and fix anything.
I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
Could I set up remote desktop? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hi there. My baby threw a mug on my HP Laptop screen and it has gone blank since then. Probably broken. I want to ask how or where I can go fix it or replace it in Leeds, United Kingdom or let me know if I can order a replacement online . Thanks.
Help us help you. What model laptop is it? We can certainly find the screen online likely for much less than you fear it will be and youtube has very good instructional videos for replacing just about any laptop screen. On most models it is not too hard to do, with some exceptions. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108Read other 2 answers
My brother in law dropped his laptop, which has resulted in a cracked screen and damaged plastics. Having replaced a screen before I ordered a new one, and have fit it, but alas no joy.
Before I go and pull the laptop to pieces I thought it would be a good idea to ask for some advice. Here are a few key points;
1. The replacement screen is brand new, and has had all its wires connected. There is no display on the screen. There was no display on the old damaged on either, I though the fall had damaged it completely.
2. The rest of the laptop works fine, I have hooked it up to a screen via the VGA output, and everything works fine.
3. When I right click and select properties>settings , it only displays the external monitor, no mention of the LCD.
So what do you suggest? I was thinking about pulling it apart and seeing if the LCD cable was still attached at the "other end", any thoughts?
Loose connections is all I can think of, mainly because all the other parts are obviously working (with the external monitor).
Any body out there have experience replacing a laptop screen? Don't have any problem replacing the screen but I'm not sure if it's worth doing. The laptop was given to me with the screen broken. When I plug the power cord in and turn on the unit, nothing happens; no beeps, no lights, not even a sigh. I'd hate to buy a used screen, only to find that the rest of the unit is fryed due to the obvious fall that it took. Any suggestions?
Well, I sure wouldn't do anything about buying a screen until you're sure that's the only issue. If it doesn't do anything, I'm guessing that more than the screen is gone. Since a most likely better new laptop can be had for as little as $400, do you really want to sink money into this one? Start your shopping here:
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If you have a problem with a laptop screen is there a definitive way of telling whether it is the inverter that has failed or the screen? I have seen a number of forums mention the possibility of either but no way of actually definitively telling.
I have a HP NX9105 where the display is extremely dim but is just visible in light and an inverter will cost a third of the price of a screen but I don't want to buy both if only one needs to be replaced. Have tried the Fn buttons and the screen button.
Any help greatfully appreciated.
How old is this PC??? Is it worth fixing or maybe cheaper to upgrade.
I'm trying to fix my grandmothers laptop for her. Her mousepad stopped working and now the screen is frozen. I tried to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in, I pushed ctrl alt del, windows, esc, F1-F12 and nothing worked.
I now have it at my house and its still frozen, however I now have a message on the screen saying:
"The last attempt to resume the system from its previous location failed. Attempt to resume again?
(Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.)
Continue with system resume
Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu
Its highlighted on the delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu, but its frozen
This is a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer
Have you tried entering the BIOS and running the Toshiba hardware utility?
BIOS can normally be accessed by pressing F2 as soon as the laptop is turned on.
If F2 does not work you may have to try Esc, F1, F12 or Delete key.
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I was putting my laptop back together after trying to fix the power fixture when the ends of the very thin black and red wires from the screen broke into pieces. Now I can't plug the wires back onto the motherboard. The piece that broke off was about 1/4" x 1/4", a little white connection piece that the very thin black and red wires were attached to.
I don't want to buy a whole new screen or whatever that part is that the red and black wires are attached to... just to connect these wires.
Do you have any suggestions? The ends of the red/black wires look like they have solder on the ends - see the picture. If I knew the name of the little white connection part, maybe I could buy a replacement part and try to make due.
Please help... don't want to buy a new screen...
Thank you very much.
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I want to install either Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu on my laptop (Samsung R519) via USB however I cant because my laptop screen is broken.
When I turn on my laptop, my monitor doesn't display until it gets to the Windows 7 login screen. However I have forgotten the admin password meaning I cant nothing.
By chance is there a way to get to the boot up screen to boot from my USB?
If you have the boot menu enabled in the BIOS you can probably press the F-12 key to get the boot menu.
edit--- Boot Manager.
I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. However, the problem is that the screen's dead and I can't see for love nor money anything on it to be able to connect a TV screen to it to be able to use it as an external screen. The machine itself still works, the screen's just on the blink. I have NO idea what keyboard commands I'd have to use to blindly connect the TV to the laptop to make the TV turn into a computer screen. I have one cable attached to both the TV and the laptop, but do I need another? I think the cable I have right now is a VGA. Would you help, please? It's really important.
Don't think I need to mention the OS in this forum, but just cuz it's reminding me to do so in the banner - Windows Vista lol
Our laptop screen no longer works (thanks to my son peeing on the computer!!!). We were connecting to our TV monitor via HDMI, but after my wife downloaded Windows 10, everytime we attempt to connect to the TV or any other monitor, we get a "no signal" message. I am computer illiterate, but I was hoping some knowledgeable people here would be able to assist.
Ok, so I received an older laptop from someone, a Gateway NE56R43u. So the screen is broken....a big crack in it, can't see anything. It needs to be replaced and I plan on doing so when I get money, but until then I'm trying to see if anything else is damaged. I'm using an external monitor, but it only works when I get into Windows. I can't get a picture in DOS or even get into the BIOS. So when Windows comes up, I can see everything...through the external monitor that is. I went to upgrade it to Windows 10 and everything seemed fine, but it's either stuck on something or it's a part where it's not in Windows yet and needs some sort of manual input, but I can't see anything. The external monitor isn't showing anything. The monitor I'm using is an old Lite-On LCD. I'm using a VGA input. Again, works in Windows, but it's stuck and I can't see anything. Any ideas on how to get it back to where I can see it again? Thanks.
Does the laptop have an HDMI port?
If I use an HDMI cable, I see the BIOS on the tv. Strangely the laptop stays black until Windows has completely loaded.
I just downloaded that game " We Happy Few" which requires 512MB of dedicated video RAM?
I saw a video on how to increase that, but as mentioned in the title, my laptop screen is broken and I'm only using this laptop with a 42 inch LCD connected by a VGA cord.
How can I change my dedicated video ram without resetting the computer, or at least maintaining the second screen during a restart?
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My laptop screen was smashed but the laptop still works.
So I started using a monitor attached to it with an HDMI cable.
I was facing problems with my display driver because it would cause some games to just crash.
Looked up fixes and found one that said to uninstall the drivers. I uninstalled my AMD and Intel display drivers.
Now the monitor won't display anything
Is there a way to fix this? I'm now basically working blind.
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We have a two year old Toshiba laptop, my son tried to clean the screen and cracked it. I have about 2 inches that I can see.
I want to connect it to an external monitor, when I hook it up, I can only see on the external screen until it boots up and then it clicks over to the lap top.
how can I fix this?
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Please can someone help me.
A friend of mine has sent me a photo of his laptop (as attached). Does anyone know if this is the screen that is broken or could it be something else maybe, like the Graphics Card.
The only information that he has been able to give me is, that his daughter was using Google and then this happened.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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ok my laptop screen is broken and i cant get my monitor to work it was working before but i desided to change my boot mode in msconfig when to safe boot and checked network is there a way to back out of this with out seeing what im doing i posted something like this before but instead of helping me they put me in a catagory that doesint do this
This is a tough one due to your laptop screen not working and most integrated laptop graphics cards wont be able to push signal to a secondary screen when in safe mode. The best thing you can do is fix the issue with the laptop screen so you can see what you are doing. What exactly is wrong with the laptop screen?Read other 4 answers
A user brought a laptop with a broken screen. I had it running to a second external monitor and it worked fine, but I wanted to do a factory reset on the laptop (HP Pavilion, Windows 8). In an attempt to force Windows to boot to the second monitor,
I disabled the default video driver (some last ditch internet advice). Now it won't boot to the second monitor at all, and none of the normal Windows methods work (Windows Key + , Alt-F4 hotkey, etc.) I think it's because Windows' multi-monitor
support depends on that video driver. I need to re-enable that video card, but I have to do it blind. I've tried recording and counting my steps but I haven't had any luck.
Would it be possible to remove the hard drive from the laptop and edit specific Windows configuration files to re-enable that video adapter, then put the hard drive back in the laptop and boot it up? Does anyone know what config files these would be?
hi, i have jut installed windows 7 ultimate n 32bit, the problem i have is that i cant get my laptop to display on an external monitor - i need to do this as the screen on my laptop is damaged beyond repair - the startup process does, but after i get 'no signal'
now, when i re-installed xp a week ago, i had the same problem but managed to solve it by pressing F8 and choosing enable vga mode before xp loaded.
i tried to do the same with wndows 7 by choosing the low resolution option, however this doesnt work, i get the initial 'windows is starting' screen then 'no signal'
ive also tried pressing Fn + F5 once windows has loaded.
the laptop is an acer travelmate 4233, any help will be appreciated
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