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Author Topic: Laptop screen gone.. how to change setting for the VGA cable?  (Read 2852 times)

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acelera

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    like the title says i have a laptop and the screen is gone.. doesnt work. but the laptop itself works.

    Now, the only way i can connect it to a TV or another screen is via this cable (S Video Cable):


    but i need to change this on properties, settings and select the second screen... but without the laptop screen working is there any other way i can do it?
    btw i searched and i was told about the F5 or F6 and neither work..

    Dusty



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    Re: Laptop screen gone.. how to change setting for the VGA cable?
    « Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 04:49:14 PM »
    Laptop make/model please.

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    acelera

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      Re: Laptop screen gone.. how to change setting for the VGA cable?
      « Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 06:04:02 PM »
      it's a HP.. ima see the model later i dont remember and dont have it with me right now

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      Re: Laptop screen gone.. how to change setting for the VGA cable?
      « Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 08:27:38 PM »
      almost all laptops, have a Fn key combination that will switch to the external display.

      they usually have a picture of two screens over it... On mine I press Fn+F5 to switch too/from an external display.
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      acelera

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        Re: Laptop screen gone.. how to change setting for the VGA cable?
        « Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 08:46:24 AM »
        yeh i tried that but no luck my F5 is something like this |[]|  the screen ochanging one is 2 [][]