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How to enable VGA adapter blind? (Broken laptop screen).

Q: How to enable VGA adapter blind? (Broken laptop screen).

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?

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Preferred Solution: How to enable VGA adapter blind? (Broken laptop screen).

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi there,

I have a W8.1 laptop (not mine) with a broken screen i.e. no visibility at all. It's not a touch screen. I'm an OSX user with minimal exposure to W8.1 (last Windows I got friendly with was 7) and I need to get the data off the HDD. I've got 3 options to solve this which I've outlined below but had no success. I would REALLY appreciate some help!

Option 1: Connect HDMI cable to another screen. However I'm having trouble activating the second screen option blindly. When I turn the laptop on I'm told that the machine auto-logs on but I can't be sure. There shouldn't be a password on the account. Either way I would have thought that when I boot the laptop with the HDMI in I would see the boot process on the HDMI display but I see nothing. I've also tried VGA but with no joy.

Option 2: Connect the HDD via USB to another machine and copy the data off. I've connected the HDD via USB to another Windows 8.1 machine but can only see it in Disk Management with "GPT Protected". Now I can't seem to find any decent articles explaining how to access a GPT Protected HDD through USB.

Option 3: TeamViewer is installed on the laptop but disabled from startup. If I can launch TeamViewer I can control the machine remotely and copy the data off.

Any assistance with any option is appreciated. Thanks guys!

A:Windows 8.1 Broken Screen - Blind Keyboard Navigation Help

If the laptop is newer than 2010-2012 (I suspect it is), then it probably uses UEFI in a quick boot configuration. This will usually bypass initializing to a second monitor for performance reasons. If you remove the hard drive, you may also try booting the laptop while connected over HDMI/VGA as the firmware may default to the UEFI setup as it has no operating system to boot. This may initialize the secondary display.
If the laptop doesn't utilize HDD firmware encryption or Bitlocker encryption then your safest, quickest, and most effective option is to carefully remove the HDD, and connect it to another system for recovery.

I wouldn't try to navigate blind as you are unfamiliar with this user's configuration and Windows 8.1 in general.

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I went and inadvertantly disabled both monitors on my Ti4600 vid card. I just wanted to disable one as I thought having two caused problems using my mouse with the game Manhunt(retail copy). Mouse buttons worked but movement didn't.I tried three mice-optical,usb,ps/2 etc.I noticed the mouse cursor spanned both monitors during gameplay.
I installed on a slower machine (single monitor) and the mouse function as it should(ver slow computer though).
BACK TO ORIGINAL PROBLEM-I disabled one monitor, but picked the wrong one, went to disable the second and now I can't get any view of my desktop in order to re-enable them. Switched plugs, switched monitors et al.
PLEASE HELP WITH ANY OF MY PROBLEMS !!!!!!!!!!
AMD cpu:2.6g
1gig ram
os/winxp home
ti4600 vid.
creative audigy aud.
thanx
 

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I am working on a laptop for a friend who's wireless will not enable. I was told that the issue occurred around the same time that the battery failed. I'll attempt to recall all the steps I have taken so far to attempt to resolve this. When CAT5 is unplugged, the wireless icon shows now networks available. Attempting to go to change device settings, the Wi-Fi adapter is disabled. Right click -> Enable shows the enabling pop up, but it remains disabled.

Fn+F2 (keyboard shortcut for enable/disable wireless)
Tried using a known working USB WiFi dongle (failed0
Downloaded new driver from Dell based on the laptop's Service Tag
Tried auto install, installed successfully, but no change
Manually searched for driver and selected it, still no change
Ran Windows Update
Tried restoring to a 2 month old restore point (fails)
Updated BIOS
Checked, started, stopped and verified set to automatic "DW WLAN Tray Service" and "WLAN Autoconfig" in the services.msc
Tried restoring to 2 month old restore point in Safe Mode (fails)
Uninstalled hardware in device manager, reboot, reinstall from Dell support site
I'm at a loss now. I have a Bachelors in Computer Science, and I cannot make a laptop enable it's wireless device.
*NOTE* The wireless is a DW 1704 with built in Bluetooth. The Bluetooth works fine, but the Wi-Fi does not.*
System Specs (directly from the support.dell.com site after running a HW scan. On the website, the network adapter shows as blank. However, it DO... Read more

A:Network Adapter won't enable on laptop

Somewhere on the laptop, there is a way to turn the wireless on or off. I would look for the user guide for that particular laptop (or google it) and then try turning the wireless on if its off and or off and back on. Let us know what you find...

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when i try to enable my wireless adapter, i get blue dump screen. how do i fix this?

A:cannot enable wireless adapter, i get blue screen

Have you tried updating the wireless driver? That seemed to fix it when I saw this on a friend's PC.
 
First try updating it through Windows Update. If that doesn't work, try googling the device in order to find the developer's official website so you can download the driver off of that.

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My Wireless just quit working.  The button is orange and I can't press the button to make it blue(turn it on). It's as if the wireless adapter just quit.  I found a search back in 2009 that it was a known issue but that was other laptops. That issue made reference to BIOS.  Mine is:BIOS Version/Date           Hewlett-Packard F.52, 8/26/2009 Any other things I can test/check?

A:HP Laptop Wireless Adapter will not enable anymore Pressing...

@Scooter2368? System Driver Support Page:HP G60-530US Notebook PC The wireless button only works to engage Wireless when there is a functional Wireless network setup in place. From the How-to Section: Setting Up a New Connection to a Wireless Local Area Network (Windows 7) Creating a Wireless Home Network (Windows 7) You may need to reinstall your Wireless Driver: Control Panel > icon view > Device Manager > Open network to find which type of Wireless driver is needed for your system. From the Troubleshooting Section for your notebook:  Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7) Troubleshoot a Lost Internet or E-mail Connection on a Wireless Network (Windows 7) Wireless Network Connection Fails When Notebook is Switched to Battery Power When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers. 

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First off, Yea I know I got a very old PC but it did well. Not the AC adapter though. Which makes one sad. I just recently got it and used my old AC adapter. It started working at the first few days but it just, had broken and I searched everywhere for a new one.. All I got that might work is a HP 90W AC Adapter, but Im not sure if its the one since its made for a m6-1100. Im looking for a confirmed working model that is durable and hopefully smart. Not the one I have though, its like literal conductive paper charging my laptop. ~Cheers

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Hey guys. Ever since about 5 days ago I've had this problem with my wireless connection. The internet connection is either very slow or will not connect at all (even though it still shows that I have 5 bars and that I'm connected to my home network). I run Windows Diagnostics and it resets my wireless network adapter. It fixes the problem for about 2-3 minutes, then I have to do the whole Windows Diagnostics/Wireless Network Adapter reset thing again. All of my drivers for my network adapters are updated. The type of the Wireless Network Adapter that is unresponsive/broken is an Atheros AR9485. Thank you.
 

A:ASUS K53E Laptop Windows 7 - Wireless Network Adapter Broken?

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/cdn/pdf/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-inspectorguide-1-2-1-RevB-6.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running.
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Hi,

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.

Thank you!
 

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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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Hi,

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.

Thanks

A:Laptop screen broken - how to boot from secondary screen?

Try pressing fn + f4

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Hi everyone. I have an old Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with an Intel Centrino Duo processor and a 35 gig hard drive running Windows XP that I purchased new from Dell in June 2006. Other than having to replace the power adaptor twice and (probably as a consequence) the battery once, it has always worked fine and I have never had any problems with it on the hardware front. However, over the course of the last year or so I have been encountering issues principally with not being able to update or install newer versions of software, starting with Internet Explorer 9. Further, hard drive space, despite periodic clean-outs, started to be in short supply.

Consequently, in May this year I purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor, 750 gig of storage and Windows 8 directly from Sony as a replacement with the intention of transferring all my files over from the Dell. This plan went pear-shaped when Easy Computer Sync failed to install successfully on Windows XP and was put on hold for the time being as there were a lot of other things going on in my life. Given that I was less than happy with Windows 8 and that all the stuff I was working on was still on the Dell, I continued to use the old laptop on a daily basis.

Then two weeks ago when I switched it on, the opening boot screen appeared momentarily and then went black. Usually this occurs and lasts for perhaps a minute (accompanied by the sound of the hard drive thrashing around) and then the password screen ap... Read more

A:Blind laptop

i would run a prgram like ubuntu from the DVD player and see if you can get all you data off onto a USB drive

Note the latest version of UBUNTU needs a DVD to use and boot from

if you only have CDs then you can use an older version, version 10 or 11 from this archive list
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

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UBUNTU Stand Alone CD

NOTE : version Ubuntu 12.04

It may be possible to boot from another Operating System
This will at least test the Hardware and also see if you can see the Harddrive and possibly get data off.

If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
goto http://www.ubuntu.com/ and download the ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

You can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

full details are here (Note this is for version 9 - so the start up options are slightly different )
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

click on the image "download ubuntu"
Select a location
then begin download
Save the file onto your PC – remember where you saved it – so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
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Hi Guys, hoping one of you can help with this.
My girlfriends had a laptop for a couple of years and the screen backed up a while back which then lead to a seperate monitor but now it's given up completely.

I'm trying to figure out a way i can access her laptop through my PC but taking into account i can't view/action anything from the laptop.
Any ideas?!
 

A:Need to Link Laptop to PC but Laptop screen is broken!!

My girlfriends had a laptop for a couple of years ...Click to expand...

You have two or more girlfriends and they shared a laptop and the only thing broken is the screen? Amazing!

If it was setup to allow Window's Remote Desktop or some similar third party remote access, you can use that. Otherwise, I think repairs or another laptop are called for.
 

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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?
 

A:Broken laptop Screen

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
 

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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?

Many Thanks,
Blue x

 

A:Broken Laptop Screen - Please Help!

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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.
 

A:Broken Laptop Screen

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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.

mashworth2
 

A:Laptop w/broken LCD Screen

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.
 

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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???
HP 2000-239dx
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:Broken Laptop Screen

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.
 

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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?
 

A:App for broken laptop screen.

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
 

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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.













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A:Broken HP Laptop Screen help

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.      

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hi
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...
 

A:broken laptop screen

http://www.screentekinc.com/ast-laptop-lcds.html

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.
 

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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?
 

A:Broken laptop screen

hi they may mean the fn key=F6and F5
 

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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.
 

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My laptop screen has just broken.
I have attached a picture of it.
Will this be a inverter or a screen problem/replacement needed?
 

A:Laptop Screen Broken. Inverter or Screen?

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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!
 

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Afternoon All,

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?

Thanks,

James
 

A:Solved: Laptop-Broken Screen

Loose connections is all I can think of, mainly because all the other parts are obviously working (with the external monitor).
 

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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. 

A:How do I replace broken HP Laptop screen

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-c00033108

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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?
 

A:Toshiba laptop screen broken

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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Guys,
My son broke my screen for my laptop, Were is a good vendor to purchase the screen. It is a Toshiba M35X-S114.

 

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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.
 

A:broken laptop screen advice

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.
 

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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?

Thanks,
John

A:Laptop: Broken screen (Windows 7)

There is a switch in the laptops bevel, short it to have always closed , check power options to see if that helps

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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! 

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hello,

Just a day ago the screen of my IBM T21 laptop goes blind after some mins after booting.
It refuses to boot properly and also the screen goes blind at some stages of booting. Sometimes the harddisk indicators and power indicators are on while the screen is blind.

I do not know what to do, pls, help me out.
 

A:Screen goes blind after some mins

Are you able to boot to Safe Mode in Windows?
 

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Hi everyone,

Been having a hard time lately, Problems started with a system message that came up would not let me boot. Said DLLs needed for load contact support person. I called a MS tech and we tried to do a number of different things until finally there was no choice but to reinstall.
Fine so I started formated had XP up and running again (NT) and was anxious to get everythign going smooth, I started with some drivers and programs. I went to Majorgeek and downloaded some shareware programs a XP HD Tune, Matrix Desktop, Internet booster, IE2 Lite browser and Zone Firewall. I also wanted to get Windows XP, newest version so I Wouldn't have to worry about updates. I followed the instructions on the site there was a problem and they had a step by step way to avoid it Well As I rebooting the computer I Noticed it was talking a long long long long ! Did I say long time to shutdown. I thought it was doing something with all the new information and didn't think anything of it until the next shutdown was the same way. Well I rebooted again and left the room and when I returned no display !!!!!! all black not even a flicker of light. I thought perhaps was bad luck and I replaced the video cards with some old ones i had laying around... nothing ... so I switched monitors nothin there either ... the button on the monitor is always orange and the only time I do see anything is when I unplug it and it shows check cable screen. Please please can someone lend me a hand ?
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A:I AM BLIND !!!!!!!!HELP !!!!! Black Screen ...

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G'day guys!

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?
 

A:Accessing BIOS With a Broken Laptop Screen

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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.
 

A:Trying to Get a Video Feed, Laptop Screen Broken....

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.
 

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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.
 

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Hello guys,
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?

A:How can I install Windows 8.1 on a Broken Laptop Screen?

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.

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http://www.mobilityguru.com/2006/02/24/how_to_replace_a_broken_laptop_or_notebook_display/
 

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my HP split2 laptop glass is broken how much will be the cost for changing glass my place is palakkad Kerala india . my HP service centre in near to me.???please reply immediately...

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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.
 

A:Broken screen wire near mobo on laptop

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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

Thank you!
 

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I have tryed using external monitor. But monitor wont load till after laptop is fully booted up .

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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
 

A:Laptop mousepad is broken and screen is frozen

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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Hi, rightnow this box I am typing in is straight black. I was bei stupid and messing w/ my Hertz and now I have black all over. My toolbar my winows. and most webpages. If someoen can type type in red or blue font so Ican see your replies that be great. I accidently jsut click the Hide ones that monitor cant support and it was checked I unchecked lol aint I stupid. g0d.. Computeer is my life .]undefined

A:HELP! Monitor screen is black (blind)

Also when I login to other accounts it works fine...but I have way too much stuff on my computer to even think about reinstalling...I was told I am screwedunless I can see through black...my dad was wondering if hteres away of going into the registry and getting this files and changing it back. remember soon as I click the Hide the oens that can't be supported hell broke lose and I chose a high hertz which Idont remember please help me.. I am really considering taking this to the comp shop possible.

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I need some files off an old laptop with a broken screen, but I don't remember the password so I've found some tricks to get into the account without a password via safe mode.
The problem of course is that in safe mode the laptop won't connect to an external monitor.
How can I get safe mode working on the external monitor?
Thank you.

A:Need to access safe mode on a laptop with a broken screen

Hi, better you take the hdd out of the old laptop and put it into a usb enclosure connect it up to another machine .

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