|acer aspire 5920 laptop monitor broken|
my laptop screen has given up today. when i switch it on, the left half of the screen is white with some coloured lines on it and the right half of the screen is jet black.
i have an external monitor and a hdtv, both of which i would be happy to use as a monitor for the laptop. (i only ever use it sat by these anyway).
i've done some research online, and have found you are supposed to press FN and F6 to manually swap monitors. this is not working however, the keyboard definitely works.
i know it is working properly in the background. it starts up as normal (but a black/white split screen). then when the hard drive light has stopped, i know it's waiting for my windows log on password. when i type this and press enter, it then carries on as normal (but a black/white split screen). so i would say the laptop is working fine, apart from the screen is completely knackered. can't go into bios or anything as i'd have to do it blind.
so how can i get the external monitor or tv to work with the laptop? both the tv and monitor are recognising that the laptop is plugged in. the tv displays 'no signal' when the laptop isn't plugged into it, and the monitor displays a colour test screen when the laptop is not plugged into it.
any replies much appreciated!