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Broken Laptop Screen: How do I connect my laptop to a normal Computer Monitor?
Posted 10 February 2010 - 03:58 PM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 04:24 PM
assuming f4 is your key to change displays, have you tried the key combo a couple of times? I've seen plenty of laptops that don't seem to do anything the first time you do it, but then change their display properties (add the other screen/lcd projector/whatever) the second time.
Basically, it sounds like you're doing the right thing, just might need to do it again.
Is the screen physically broken or just not working? If its your display adapter (internal video card) it may cause your aux video out to not function, causing it to act as you're describing.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 04:54 PM
If you need to pull data off that laptop, you can unscrew the bottom of your laptop, remove the hard drive, and place it into a USB external case like this $12 one - I own this exact model.
You can then plug the drive into any other computer and transfer your files. After you are all set, you can put the drive back and attempt to fix the computer, or, if you've decided to trash the laptop, you can just reformat that disk, and you can use that disk with your new enclosure as a drive for backups.
Edited by Rudi Fingers, 10 February 2010 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:18 AM
A new screen for that laptop is around $100. While that is not terribly expensive, it is not easy to install. I've done similar, and it takes a bit of skill, but can be done.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:47 PM
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