boot Sony laptop straight to external monitor

October 12, 2011 at 02:07:27
Specs: Windows xp, 1 gb
The monitor on my laptop is broken (completely) , it is a Sony Vaio laptop,
how can i boot to my external screen , thanks for replying

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October 12, 2011 at 05:38:13
Have you hooked the monitor up to the laptop yet? If it's not automatically detected, there should be a key or keys that need to be pressed to change the display setting from the laptop screen to the monitor. Usually the Function key (Fn) needs to be held & one of the F keys pressed along with it. On my laptop it's the Fn + F7.

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October 12, 2011 at 05:44:29
i can try that this evening after work , but , only 1 problem , i can not see a thing , so i don t know if windows is started or something is wrong with the start up process , but i try the function key , it is a sony vaio

it not worked for the laptop who s monitor is broken , on another it worked , is there not a possibility to activate only the extern monitor at start up?

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October 13, 2011 at 17:44:22
Jansen, riiders suggestion should work. My key combination to toggle between the
laptop Screen and external monitor is also Fn+F7, yours coud be different.
Once the external monitor works it always will boot to that monitor as long you dont
hit die combination keys again.

Good luck


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October 14, 2011 at 01:25:01
but the key fn + F7 only works when windows is fully booted , my screen is black , i can not know that windows has booted completed and probably it is not booted completely

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December 16, 2011 at 03:02:40
I have exactly the same problem.

1. My screen is completely broken (can't see a thing) and,
2. I think there's a problem with start-up (I can't log into Windows to switch to external monitor)

So, I am also looking for answers on how to switch to external display during start-up also.

I can access BIOS by repeatedly pressing F8 on start-up but I can't see what I'm doing to try to fix the problem.

The problem here is that the fn + F7 function only works when logged in to Windows.

According to my research, the only option is to fix the broken screen OR try to fix the laptop with system restore on BIOS without seeing anything i.e. blind!

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December 16, 2011 at 12:14:03
Still the same here,

i think there is no solution, i search a lot on google , only stupid answers or answers completely beside the question

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