Solved Boot laptop straight to external monitor

April 4, 2010 at 04:58:46
Specs: Windows Vista, 1GHz/256mb
I have got broken my laptop monitor per accident. I have connected it to external monitor, but boot up screen wont show. Just first that I see is login screen. Virus infected that computer badly so I want to reinstall Windows, but I can't to do it because I cannot see boot up screen. How can I see boot up screen on it?

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April 4, 2010 at 10:08:09
DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / sometimes both / built in display video only - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.

If you get no video on the external monitor even so before Windows starts to load, you have the very rare case that the circuits for the default VGA support of the video adapter, which needs no drivers, are damaged - since most laptops DO NOT have a video CARD (a CARD is removable) and instead have a video adapter built into the mboard, usually the only cure for that is to replace the mboard.



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April 4, 2010 at 06:54:05
... enter yout >>bios<< and select vga save settings on exit.

... there is also a setting @ bootup via tapping <F8> key but you may not need to do this Enable low resolution video


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#2
April 4, 2010 at 09:07:55
I can't access to bios, because boot up screen is showing on that broken screen laptop not on the external monitor. Is there any ability to access bios directly from windows? Or is any other solution?

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April 4, 2010 at 09:45:31
... you should be able to see some sort of post on the monitor if you tap the appropriate bios key(s) @ bootup

... tap <F1> key as laptop boots up

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April 4, 2010 at 10:08:09
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DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / sometimes both / built in display video only - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.

If you get no video on the external monitor even so before Windows starts to load, you have the very rare case that the circuits for the default VGA support of the video adapter, which needs no drivers, are damaged - since most laptops DO NOT have a video CARD (a CARD is removable) and instead have a video adapter built into the mboard, usually the only cure for that is to replace the mboard.


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#5
April 6, 2010 at 03:39:06
Thanks for your post Tubesandwires. You helped me to save money! I entered in BIOS then toggled monitor. Thanks!

Problem is solved. Now this post, can be deleted.


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#6
April 6, 2010 at 06:39:55
We're glad to hear you found a solution.

You toggled the display in the bios ? I've never seen such a setting there.
In your case, there should also be key combo you can press at any time to toggle which display is enabled.


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#7
May 11, 2010 at 12:39:26
Hey genetic,
I'm having the exact same problem. Broken screen on laptop and external monitor setup. I can't pull up BIOS or see anything on my external monitor until Vista loads and I move the cursor. How did you enter BIOS and toggle your monitor?

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#8
May 11, 2010 at 13:42:23
... hi "papamac66" ..."GENETIC"s last post was a month ago and he may not appear again.

... try Function <keys> together

... tap <Fn> + <monitor icon keys>

... they vary from model to model but should be on the top row of keyboard.

... or submit another new topic thread.
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enter bios click blue link in "Response Number 1"

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