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Change display of laptop to external monitor

Question: Change display of laptop to external monitor

My Friend has a HP Pavilion DV2000 Laptop. His display isn't work. Suddenly display gone. But I thought it could be Display problem not a VGA. So, i tried to connect an external monitor and used Shortcut keys to change the display. I pressed fu + F1 or Fu + F2 or Fu + F3 or Fu + F4 up-to F12. But no result.
I couldn't check whether it's a Display or VGA card problem. IS there any other way to check it. in addition to these is there any other combination keys to Change the display to an external monitor. I'm unable to check whether i get login or not. if I can login then i can use Windows Key + P. Then i can select mode. But I'm Unable to anything here. Please help me to find the problem and i have to take it to repairing shop.
Thanks in Advanced

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Answer: Change display of laptop to external monitor

It should be the Fn + the key that shows a monitor symbol. If it still doesn't display, the motherboard video processor has failed, and not the LCD Panel

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After the recent Windows 10 update, my wife's laptop no longer displays on the external monitor. All was well before the update.

I am comfortable that Windows sees the monitor because clicking on Display Settings shows two displays. If I unplug the HDMI cable, only one display is shown.

I have confirmed that the monitor works by trying it with another laptop. I have also changed the HDMI cable between the laptop and the external monitor.

Device manager reports that I have the latest display driver installed.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions.

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This is a real tricky one, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Basically the problem is:

We have a laptop, which like many laptops has an external display connector (standard 15 pin D-SUB VGA) but also like many laptops looks for an external monitor & if it can't find one (presume via the sense lines) disables the external output.

3 Modern flat panel displays I have tried work fine but 3 older CRT's do not (they come up initially when the computer boots then at a point it the startup when it does the check the external signal shuts off). I have to get it working with one of the CRT's.

Yes, I can force it to output with keys function/F12 but it has to be an unattended feature during power cycling.

In the cable can I short a combination os sense pins to mimic the newer screens so that the external VGA output is always on.

I have tried shorting pin 11 (Sense ID 0) to ground and pins 4/11/12 (sense ID 0,1 and 2) simultaneously to ground but still the laptop does not detect the monitor.

This should be really simple but it isn't I have spent hours and hours researching on the Net to no avail.

Hope someone can help.

Regards
Lee Gibson
 

Answer:Help with laptop external monitor no display

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My daughter dropped her Toshiba laptop and for sure the display is broken.

However, I attached an external monitor, but am having a problem. I can get the external monitor to work if I boot the system in Windows Safe Mode (running Vista Premium Home Edition) but cannot get anything to display on the external monitor if I allow the laptop to boot in Windows Normal Mode.

I've tried the "F5" function numerous times to no avail.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Broken Laptop Display - Using External Monitor

The video drivers and display settings are configured for the LCD (which is broken). So when Windows tries to send a picture to the monitor, it is being sent but it has properties that the monitor cannot display. When you try to boot in normal mode, do you get a picture on the external monitor to a certain point and then it goes out? Do you get the Windows logo and the scrolling bar, but after a bit it goes black? If so, then what I described is what the problem is. When Windows loads the video driver, you lose the picture. How to fix it? Boot in safe mode and uninstall the driver from the device manager. Then reboot in normal mode and Vista should re-install it using default settings for the monitor you have hooked up to it. Be sure you have a current driver on a CD before you remove it just in case Vista doesn't automatically install it when you reboot in normal mode. Some laptops also have a setting in BIOS that determines the main/default display. The settings might look something like this: "LCD>CRT" is one setting with "CRT>LCD" being it's other option; or it might look like "CRT/LCD" or it might say something like "Init display :" followed by LCD or CRT.... be sure you set it to CRT if you have an option.
 

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I have a laptop as my main computer and I have it hooked up to an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Sometimes I like to unplug everything and just use it like a normal laptop. When I use the Fn+F5 key to change to the internal display, the resolution is still the same from the other display. It is still readable but there is a black space where the screen could expand to. I tried to (while hooked up to the external display) change the resolution of the secondary monitor (the internal one) but it keeps just copying exactly what is on the first display (the external one). If I change the resolution on one monitor, they both change to that. If i click "Identify" it shows a number "1" on both monitors. I could just change the resolution every time i switch monitors but then when i plug it into the external one it is a little distorted (enough that i could navigate to change the resolution back though)

Or is there a batch or vbs script that could toggle the resolution between the two?
The two resolutions are: External: 1024 x 768 Internal: 1280 x 800

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My Acer Aspire ES-15 Windows 10 laptop won't let me make my external monitor the main display. I can find the option, but the tickbox is greyed out.

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Hi Guys,
I bought a Lenovo P50 which I'm very fine with. It has a built in 4k-Display. It is running with full resolution and 250% DPI. Yesterday I connected my 24" Eizo (Full HD) to my Laptop, both are working with their native resolution.
And here comes the problem. The external display shows everything way to big. Just like I'm using it with a loupe.
The internal 4k (primary) has the DPI setting of 250% and Windows 10 shows me, that the second one (the Eizo) is working with 100% DPI. But in my Opinion this can't be true. I think it takes the 250% from the 4k-display an set it to the base of 100% for the external one, if you understand what I mean.
But I googeled a lot and it seems that there is until now no solution, because Microsoft handles that different to Apple? (Where it works fine). And I don't want to set the 4k-Display to a lower resolution (I know that would fix the problem).
I think that I don't demand something impossible? Or did I something wrong?

Answer:Using a Laptop 4k-Display and external Full-HD Monitor together. Best solution?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hi Guys,
I bought a Lenovo P50 which I'm very fine with. It has a built in 4k-Display. It is running with full resolution and 250% DPI. Yesterday I connected my 24" Eizo (Full HD) to my Laptop, both are working with their native resolution.
And here comes the problem. The external display shows everything way to big. Just like I'm using it with a loupe.
The internal 4k (primary) has the DPI setting of 250% and Windows 10 shows me, that the second one (the Eizo) is working with 100% DPI. But in my Opinion this can't be true. I think it takes the 250% from the 4k-display an set it to the base of 100% for the external one, if you understand what I mean.
But I googeled a lot and it seems that there is until now no solution, because Microsoft handles that different to Apple? (Where it works fine). And I don't want to set the 4k-Display to a lower resolution (I know that would fix the problem).
I think that I don't demand something impossible? Or did I something wrong? a lot of others have reported seeing this issue and what they do (for a temporary solution) is to restart the pc and then the scaling is okay
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Dell Inspiron M731R
When turning on the laptop it has white screen at boot-up. I hooked up an external monitor(hdmi) and when it reaches the window 8.1 splash screen then the external monitor kicks in and everything works fine(laptop lcd is still white with vert and horizontal lines (I can kind of see whats displayed). But when I tried in safe mode the external monitor doesn't display anything. I can barely make out what is displaying on the laptop but when I try to project on to the external monitor I get a message 'your PC can’t project to a second screen. Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card. 
Could it be an inverter for the white screen and driver for not projecting in safe mode? Reinstall the display adapter?
Thx

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I'm using an old LG Flatron L1510S as external monitor for Toshiba Portege M800 laptop, with laptop's screen turned off. The problem is that flickering horizontal lines appear on the monitor (they are best visible against white background). I'm working in 1024x768 resolution with 70 Hz screen frequency, and changing these setings only makes the effect worse.Could anyone offer any advice? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Laptop external monitor poor display quality

change the colour quality in properties->settings to 32-bit

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Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2014 running Windows 8.1 Pro Touch screen works fine when computer booted stand alone.  However, if booted with external monitors attached then touch screen doesn't work (display but no touch support).  At first I thought this might have been because I had a DisplayLink external USB monitor adapter attached but scenario remains the same even with the DisplayLink USB adapter disconnected and software uninstalled. Currently if I boot with a 1920x1080 DVI monitor plugged in to HDMI port and 1920x1080 DVI monitor plugged in to mini DisplayPort port I have full multi-monitor support for 3 displays but no touch support on the laptop built in display. If I boot without the external monitors attached and then attach them while the system is running I now have full multi-monitor support for 3 displays and touch support continues to function on the laptop primary display.  If I restart then everything continues to work including touch support. However, if I shutdown (rather than restart), and boot with the monitors attached then I lose touch support again. Anyone with similar experience ???

Answer:No Touch Support on Laptop Display When External Monitor Connected

Can anyone confirm either that they have the same problem? Or that they have a similar configuration and cold start doesn't have any problems with the touch screen when external monitors are attached?

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Hello, I've had this problem with my laptop display for about half a year. When the laptop starts, the backlight turns on, but there is no display of Windows. When connected to an external monitor or projector, this displays the image with no problem. Thus, my question is: if my GPU and backlight are working, what component is causing the problem and how can I fix it? It is worth mentoning that sometimes on start up the display came back to life, and then if no shutdown or battery depletion occured, it would function normally. However, if the battery ran out, the problem came back (since I very often just put the laptop on sleep, this system functioned for a while...) Then, a couple of weeks ago this happened again, and the display hasn't worked since. I am now working with an external monitor.  Looking forward to your answers. Many thanks, Stefania

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DV4 2170US Laptop Goes through boot sequence, but screeen never comes on, or even flickers. It can't be the video crd, since an evternal HDMI monitor works just fine. I already tried removing the battery and cord, and draining residual power. The laptop crashed during a Microsoft update on Feb 10, 2012, and I am trying to resurrect it for an online course, since the specs are pretty respectable. Do I need to use my USB Flash Restore drive, reset the system (I backed everything up while connected to the external screen) and see if that fixes it?Is it just a video driver I am missing?Is the cable delivering data to the screen bad?The screen looks like it did when I first bought it, no chips, cracks or scratches, so I doubt it is physically damaged, but... HELP???!!!??

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Hi All First time user to the forum. I hope you can help. I recently plugged in an external monitor to the laptop (G510) to test projection software. However, since I have done this, whenever I disconnect the external monitor, my laptop screen goes blank. The laptop is still running, only the screen is blank. When I plug the external monitor in again, then the screen goes back on. I think somehow, although the setting for the display has been set only for the laptop to remain the main display, and I disabled the external monitor, the laptop recognises the external monitor as the main display and shuts down all displays when it is unplugged. But I am no IT guy  Please can you assist, there is no way that I can cart around an external monitor whenever I need to take my laptop somewhere. Please note if I disconnect either from the lap top, or the monitor, which monitor is actually unplugged, the lap top screen goes black (switches off). Here is a screen shot of the settings Thank you Regards Justin

Answer:Laptop display G510 switches off when external monitor is unplugged

hi Jgbmcb,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try..
 
First Plug in an External Display so you can change some settings.
Open Device Manager ang look under Display adapters,
Look for your Graphics adapter which might be Intel HD, Nvidia or AMD
Right click on it and Choose Uninstall, Place a check in Completely remove Device driver software box.
 
Restart your computer and see if it will be fine,
You can Download a driver back from Support.lenovo.com
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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Hello all,

I've set my external monitor as primary because the laptop screen is broken, via Q&A: How do I make an external monitor my laptop's primary display?.

However, when waking from Sleep the primary display is switched to the broken laptop screen instead of the external. If I hit Window+P on my external wireless keyboard, I am able to select the external monitor and then it will come on, most of the time.

Is there a way to set the external monitor as the primary after sleeping? Perhaps a third-party program or registry tweak? I've googled around and searched this forum, but have not had much luck. All drivers are up-to-date

I found this forum post which looks promising, but not sure if the solution proposed is applicable to my case.

Thank you.

Laptop: HP Pavillion G6-1d60US
Monitor: Viewsonic VX900

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Hey guys,

So just recently, my laptops screen wont show any picture and just remains black. when i plug it into an external monitor, the picture shows up clear. any ideas?
 

Answer:laptop display is black, but external monitor will show screen

Please post the following info:

* Make/model of PC
* OS (version of Windows)
* Does the laptop display show the BIOS (startup) screen before it goes dark?
* Holding your ear near the cooling fan, can you hear it turning or feel air moving?

Thanks.
 

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I am trying to setup a dual monitor setup with my t400s and mini dock 3.  I want to use the laptop display plus my acer through the dvi port on the mini dock.  I can't do anything to get the laptop display on at the same time as the external.  I'm using windows 7. is this possible with this dock?

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I have spent hours trying to work this out to no avail. I have a T60P with a  ATI Mobility FIREGL V5250 video card External screen is Viewsonic VG2230WM What i am trying to do is make the viewsonic my MAIN screen and then the laptop screen as #2 the extended screen. I currently have it working in reverse however the options in the display settings are greyed out to enable me to make the viewsonic the main screen Any help would be much appreciated, I found quite a few posts about this but no solutions. Marc

Answer:T60P external monitor problem, setup external monitor as main and laptop screen as # 2 Vista 32bit

This isnt a complete solution but it helps... you can just drag your taskbar onto the external monitor screen. 

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Hi everyone, thanks for looking.
Im running into a particular problem that I cant seem to find the reasons or the settings.

I watch HBO GO (i have a valid subscription) on my Windows 7 Home laptop and use an HDMI cable to connect my TV.

Scenerio 1:
If I leave the close the lid power option on hibernate, I must leave the laptop open and, when I connect the HDMI the TV, it becomes my monitor and I view as the monitor and watch anything full screen no problem.

Scenerio 2:
I change the power option on the lid close to "do nothing". When the HDMI cable is hooked up, if the laptop is open it uses the laptop display, if its closed it displays through the HDMI/TV. This is perfect and exactly what I want.
I can watch as the monitor no problem HOWEVER, if I choose full screen, I get gray borders and the "Full Screen" is not full and just centered.

I can not for the life of me figure out why and Im going crazy.
Does anyone know why the power option would have an effect on this and what settings I could change?

Many Thanks in Advance!!!

Max
 

Answer:External display settings change when Power options change?

Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.
-Lance
 

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Having a very strange (and annoying) issue with the display. I can only see the display on my Twist after connecting it to an external monitor first. If I do not, all I see is a black screen. No cursor, no anything. If I connect it to an external display via the display port to VGA adapter, it works fine. If connect it to an external display and then disconnect my external display, the display will remain on the Twist. However, if I reboot, I lose the screen again until I connect it to an external monitor. I made sure that "PC Screen Only" is chosen in the Fn+F7 option. This is obviously a serious problem. This is for company use and our users will not have a VGA monitor handy with them where ever they go. I checked the hardware manager and all the drivers are installed with no warnings.

Answer:Lenovo Twist display issues - No display unless I connect to an external monitor

Figured out a work around and narrowed down the problem. If I hit the Second Screen key (F7) after booting, it will go PC Only as the first choice and bring up the display on the laptop after a few seconds. The puzzling thing is why it seems to choose the external monitor as the default monitor on boot, even if it is not conected. I've tried running System Updater to make sure that I have all the latest drivers. All the display settings appear to be correct.

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I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop running Windows 10. I have just purchased a Dell U2515H monitor which I am waiting for delivery for as we speak. I believe the monitor has quiet a few inputs however I am not 100% sure which lead to get to connect them both and which port I use on the Dell Laptop. Looking on the left hand side of my laptop there is a port with a lightning sign next to it, is that called Thunderbolt? and is that my monitor/display port? and what lead do I need? it looks like some sort of micro socket!

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Hi, I have two major issues. I'm connected to an external monitor using a display port to hdmi converter, and an hdmi to dvi cable.When I am on "Energy Saving" (switchable graphics) mode, the external nomitor blinks every 5-10 seconds, but it is perfectly fine when I am under "High Performance" (switchable graphics) mode, so I'm not sure that it's the cables/adapters/monitor that I am using. The second is I cannot change my brightness using fn+home/end when I go through this process: In "Maximum Performance" (power plan) mode (while plugged into ac)unplug acGo into "Maximum Battery Life" (power plan) modeplug in acplug in external display to displayportGo into "High Performance" (switchable graphics) modeuntil I change back into "Maximum Performance"(power plan) mode then back into "Maximum Battery Life" (power plan)mode then back into "High Performance" (switchable graphics) mode. This is a bit annoying, but at least I found the steps to temporarially work around the problem ... edit: Okay it happend to me again, but i can't fix it (haven't tried a reset though, but i don't want to bc I just started the computer and that's ridiculus).Also, I can change the brightness fine when the computer is in Energy Saving" (switchable graphics), but I get the blinking problem, which is why I mentioned it earlier.

Answer:T410s Display Issues: Cannor Dim monitor using function keys & occasional external monitor blink

bump?

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I have a very strange problem.
My borther was on his user area earlier on, and I managed to get the secondary monitor to be the primary monitor and disable the laptop's monitor in return, however, when it comes to me, it won't happen...

Any help would be much appreiciated.

Answer:Satellite M50-130: No display after switching the external monitor to primary monitor

Hi

Could you please be clearer? Is it possible to see something on the external monitor?
Do you see anything? What happens if you use the display device switch function FN+F5?

I don?t know how you have managed to set the external display as a primary display because on my notebook this option is grayed out.
However, you should see the notebook display if you will boot the notebook in the ?safe mode?. Please check it!

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Hi, I own a T420s 4171 and have 2 external monitors hooked up to my docking station. That works fine, but when I try to also display my laptop screen (as my 3rd screen), it won't enable it. It seems to only allow 2 viewable screens (2 external monitors OR 1 external monitor + laptop screen). I tested a T420s 4173 and was able to get 3 viewable screens, but not my 4171, even after updating all of the lenovo drivers. I was comparing video card specs (4171 vs 4173) and it looks to be the same. Can someone confirm/deny that I'm able to have 3 screens with my model? Thanks.

Answer:T420s 4171 - 3 display screens (2 external displays + laptop display)?

TE0810 wrote:Hi, I own a T420s 4171 and have 2 external monitors hooked up to my docking station. That works fine, but when I try to also display my laptop screen (as my 3rd screen), it won't enable it. It seems to only allow 2 viewable screens (2 external monitors OR 1 external monitor + laptop screen). I tested a T420s 4173 and was able to get 3 viewable screens, but not my 4171, even after updating all of the lenovo drivers. I was comparing video card specs (4171 vs 4173) and it looks to be the same. Can someone confirm/deny that I'm able to have 3 screens with my model? Thanks.The answer depends on the GPU chipsets in the machine.  If you have the Optimus video chipset, you have two gpus that will drive four external panels.  If you don't have optimus, you are limited to two. What 4171 do you have?  For instance, the 4171-7FU is Optimus and should work.

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When I move between home and office, I go into hibernation since sleep mode is unstable. Often when I turn back on the Yoga, the screen remains black but I know the laptop is on and can get the image on the external monitor.Going into the display parameters doesn't help: the laptop display doesn't exist. Same with the F10 key: the external display has become the "laptop display". I have to restart Windows. Any alternative?

Answer:Yoga 900 external display works but laptop display remains black

Hi Kitten,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We are sorry to hear that display is not working in your lenovo Yoga 900 laptop.
 
Please do confirm which operating system is running on your laptop.
 
Best Regards,
Poojitha.
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2082-RF1 The laptop has had some display issues for a few months.  An external monitor through DisplayPort has always been the way I have viewed content. A few months ago, I tried to view the laptop's screen, and noticed that I could not get it to be viewable.  It was blank.  Disconnecting the external monitor, and restarting, had no effect.Since then, the internal screen has always been blank, whenever I have checked.Additionally, issues started to occur intermittently, with the external monitor signal.-The screen resolution would change upon start-up, and sometimes it would change after start-up. -The screen would blink to blank whenever the mouse wheel scrolled.-The monitor would have pixels sparkle in multi-color  (nice glitch for the holidays) Today, the external monitor stopped showing any content.  It simply gives the message of going into energy saving mode.   I am assuming that the issue is within the laptop, as opposed to the monitor itself, since the internal screen has been non-functional for a few months now.  What would be the best route for troubleshooting?I notice there is noticable dust build-up around the  venting areas, and was considering disassembling in order to fully clean out any dust. Are there any known issues with the video in this model?













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Answer:T500 (2082)- Display problem - No Display on laptop or external.

Hi, mouserU
 
What is your operating system? I looked up the Personal Systems Reference for the T500 (2082) (seen here). When you navigate to that page, you can find your machine faster by searching (Ctrl + F) for "T500 2082." In Windows VIsta, this computer had the ability to do switchable graphics from the discrete card to the integrated and vice-versa. I'm not sure whether this ability has carried over through other OSes without aid of a driver (seen here.)
 
As for troubleshooting, I would first recommend seeing if you can boot the machine by means of another port on the machine, such as VGA, to see if you can get an image over to an external monitor. Not being able to see an image is most likely an indication of a bad video card. One last question for clarification: You can see nothing, not even BIOS, on either screen, correct?
 
Best,
Adam





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This happens as soon as the VGA adapter is plugged in. Unplugging it does not turn the laptop screen back on. Toggling with the function keys does nothing. Since I cannot see anything I cannot try to adjust/correct display settings (or do anything for that matter, other than turn the laptop off by holding power key down).

The second display works (tested with a different laptop).

History: The external display worked fine with this laptop. We had a power failure yesterday which turned it off. The screen toggled to the laptop successfully (or I did, with the function keys--I don't remember) and I continued working. When power returned I started running into this issue. I reinstalled the display drivers from the original manufacturer disc but the problem persists.

msi A4000, Celeron dual Core T3100, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NVIDIA? MCP79MVL, GeForce? 8200M G, Shared
External display: Acer LCD, AL 1916C

Answer:Laptop black when external display plugged in, #2 display also dark.

To shut down properly hit the Winkey, then the right arrow, then Enter.

This may be as simple as capacitors overcharged. Shut down, unplug, remove battery. Hold power button down for 20 secs.
Do same for monitor.
Then try.

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I'm trying to play a game, "rise of nations" and i have it downloaded but when it starts up a small popup come on and tells me "rise of nations cannot run with the monitor display mode set to 256 colors. please change monitor display to 16-bit or greater." how do i change it?

Answer:How do change my PC monitor display from 256

Is your monitor and video adapter being correctly identified ?RIGHT click on a blank area of your main desktop screen - Properties - Settings.It should show something other than Default or unknown Monitor on (the name of the display adapter).If that's okay, change the number of colors to 16 bit ot higher.If that's NOT okay, tell us what it says there.You may need to change the Monitor setiing, and/or install the video drivers for your specfic video adapter, the proper way. .....If it saysDefault or unknown Monitor on (the name of the display adapter).Load monitor drivers in XPhttp://www.computing.net/answers/ha...See response 9See the part at the beginning starting at Boot into Enable VGA mode(Remove any bootable disks from CD or DVD drives.Press F8 repeatedly while booting, do not hold down the key.When the Windows loading choices menu appears, choose Enable VGA mode.) ...........If it says Default or unknown Monitor on unknown....... Load the specific video "drivers" for your video adapter in XP the proper wayhttp://www.computing.net/answers/ha...See response 9Scroll down to the part starting atPeople often install video drivers and sound drivers, and other drivers, the wrong way.

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Hi guys, I have a hp pavilion dv6 laptop with a broken screen that i have been running through my television via a hdmi cable and never had a problem. Today i updated to windows 10, since the update and the restart, my television has not been registering that my laptop is plugged in. I have tried fn + f4 and it wont change over. I can hear that my computer is working, but cant see what it is doing,, please help
 

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I just can't get my Yoga 910 to display anything on my external monitor. I purchased a 4k usb-c to HDMI adapter [sandberg] and plugged it into the correct port. The white one at the front. Tried to then duplicate the display but nothing happens on the external monitor. I really need this to work as I spend most of my date at my desk and rely on an external image. What can I do?

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I have 1 monitor plugged into VGA, one into a USB which is an external StarTech graphics card, and I have one in the DisplayPort. I want to have all 3 external monitors on, as well as the main laptop display. Is this possible?

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Hi I have a T61 notebook. But I just can not display anything in my external display. I checked the "Control Panel", it shows up that it can detect the external monitor, but when it just do not display anything. I also used FN+F7, also no use. When I set it to extend display, my notebook screen just show nothing but the external monitor still does not work.

Answer:Can not display on external monitor!

are you using the external LCD with vga or dvi?

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Hi,The backlight on my compaq laptop recently went out and i was forced to hook up my old viewsonic crt monitor to the laptop as the display. The laptop screen is barely visible but viewable if I put my eyes within an inch or so away. Anyways, I was having a problem with movie files not displaying on the CRT monitor but displaying on the laptop which i thought was very strange so i went into display properties and messed it up completely. Now the crt monitor is stuck at a certain frame and my attempts to repair it have been unsucessful! Could anyone please give me some insight into fixing either problem! Thanks in advance

Answer:External Monitor Display Help

ok. 1. what operating system are you using? I assume windows ... if so, what kind? Vista or XP or anything else?2. what did you do in display settings that cause problem you received.3. if you have second computer, try testing out crt monitor to be sure crt monitor is still alive and working well.

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Hey guys i got a new tv recently and i wanted to use it as an external monitor for my laptop. i have a pretty new Dell Inspiron N5110 which i assume would have the necessary drivers. the weird thing is that my laptop will sense the tv as an external monitor. i can choose to extend, duplicate, etc. by the tv simply says "no signal." ive fiddles with both my graphics card menu and windows menu tot ry and get the darn thing to work, any ideas?

Computer:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6051 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595378 MB, Free - 381809 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 034W60
Antivirus: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper, Disabled

TV:
TCL 40" LCD HDTV
L40FHDF12TA
it has both HDMI and basic computer monitor plugins, but the HDMI is completely unresponsive
 

Answer:external monitor will not display

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My ThinkPad T500 running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional Edition worked great on and off a mini docking station with 2 external monitors. The dual-display setup allowed me to have more desktop space; when needed, I can take the laptop off the docking station (following undocking steps) and use it anywhere. This convenience no longer holds after upgrading to Windows 10.

With the T500 in the docking station (LCD lid closed), I can use the dual-display setup as in Windows 7. However, after shut-down and remove the T500 off the docking station and the T500 laptop becomes unusable because its LCD display doesn't show anything after boot. (While booting the laptop's display shows the ThinkPad boot logo and then some DOS-mode boot messages and then the windows 10 logo and its dotted spinning wheel; after the initial boot the display went blank and the Windows 10 desktop doesn't come up.)

The only way to make the T500 laptop usable on its own is to go through a "preparation procedure" and here is how the procedure goes: While the T500 is on the docking station in the dual-display setup with the 2 external monitors, open the T500's lid and set its display as the main display and then select to disconnect the other 2 external displays (in the Settings -> System -> Display page); then , in the T500's LCD display, select the shut down. Once the T500 is properly powered off, remove it from the docking station and the T500 can work on its own as a laptop supposed to be. W... Read more

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My ThinkPad T500 running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional Edition worked great on and off a mini docking station with 2 external monitors. The dual-display setup allowed me to have more desktop space; when needed, I can take the laptop off the docking station (following undocking steps) and use it anywhere. This convenience no longer holds after upgrading to Windows 10.

With the T500 in the docking station (LCD lid closed), I can use the dual-display setup as in Windows 7. However, after shut-down and remove the T500 off the docking station and the T500 laptop becomes unusable because its LCD display doesn't show anything after boot. (While booting the laptop's display shows the ThinkPad boot logo and then some DOS-mode boot messages and then the windows 10 logo and its dotted spinning wheel; after the initial boot the display went blank and the Windows 10 desktop doesn't come up.)

The only way to make the T500 laptop usable on its own is to go through a "preparation procedure" and here is how the procedure goes: While the T500 is on the docking station in the dual-display setup with the 2 external monitors, open the T500's lid and set its display as the main display and then select to disconnect the other 2 external displays (in the Settings -> System -> Display page); then , in the T500's LCD display, select the shut down. Once the T500 is properly powered off, remove it from the docking station and the T500 can work on its own as a laptop supposed to be. W... Read more

Answer:Dual External Display - Messed up Laptop LCD Display

Try turning off fast startup;

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Recently got i5 7567....GTX 1050 Ti ...I have an old AOC monitor which supports VGA input....through HDMI to VGA adapter connected my laptop to monitor... On duplicate screen mode and second screen only, it works.....but the monitor goes blank saying "input not supported" on 'extend display '.
display settings has detected the external monitor...while intel hd graphics setting and nvidia control panel are not detecting the external monitor... 
Need help folks...!

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Hi everyone...

I'm having two problems which I haven't been able to resolve via searching. Before stating the problem I will state my specs and the elaborate on the series of events that led up to it, because it really does not make any sense to me.

I have been running on a self built XP computer for the previous year and have had no problems relating to display. I'm running a 4400 AMD 64 dual core, 7800 GT PCI-E video card, with two hard drives, and a ViewSonic 20" widescreen LCD which has been used via DVI.

I was planning on getting a TV tuner to install, but was given a supposedly working few year old Radeon 9 series All-in-Wonder PCI card from a friend. I struggled to find much information online to see if it can be used as just a tuner for getting input, but without finding much information I figured installing it couldn't mess anything up. So I turned everything off, unplugged it all, put in the card into a free PCI slot, plugged everything back in (monitor into my primary video card), and powered back up.

Problem #1: No monitor display at all on my computer (yellow lamp).

In response, I shut it all down and removed the new card and double checked all the cables in an attempt to just get it back to how it was. No display with the card removed and my computer's physical state in, what appears to be, an identical physical state. Without being able to get into BIOS (not that I'd know what to change), I can't really do much o... Read more

Answer:Solved: no display after monitor change

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I have a new 19" ilyama monitor and love it. But, sometimes after i play games and go back to the desktop or just boot/reboot my computer the display has changed...it is really quite annoying. Sometimes the display is slightly too big for the actual monitor size, so parts of icons are missing....other times it is too small and not in the right shape so i have to readjust. Is there any way that i can stop it from doing this?

Answer:Why does my monitor display change all the time?

Make sure your desktop settings are what you want it to be, set refresh rate to optimal, reinstall drivers if necessary and remove any other monitors that may be installed to avoid confusion (these may only be apparent in Device Manager running in Safe Mode). I take it that your graphics card drivers are the latest - if not then update these as well. If no joy, we'll have to have another think......

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I have a 6 year old XP system and have just updated the ram to 1 gb. When I reboot the system, the display is at the lowest resolution and the color is at the lowest setting..I change it and it just reverts to the same old fuzzy screen..I kept fooling with it and rebooting yeasterday and it finally took the change..But today it went back again..I did the troubleshoot and checked drivers, but nothing showed bad. I only have dial-up and it is down right now..Anyone ever heard of this problem?..Thanks
 

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I had posted this on the Monitor forum, but they said this is a Windows 10 issue and not a monitor issue.  When I disconnect the P2715Q from the laptop and start to use the laptop LCD, everything is OK. When I reconnect the P2715Q to the laptop, I notice font changes. In Windows 10 File Explorer the font in the left panel is larger than the right panel, and the fonts in Quicken are smaller. When I reboot the laptop, everything is back to normal on the P2715Q. Is this normal?  Is there a setting in Windows 10 that I need to make so I don't have to reboot when returning to use the P2715Q?

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Hi, I just got an external monitor for my Win XP laptop. The monitor's native resolution is 1440x900. Under Display settings, my laptop only goes up to 1024x768.

The external monitor shows that the current resolution is 1024x768, while the optimal resolution is 1440x900. Text looks bady pixelated on the external monitor - how do I increase the resolution?

Thanks,
Karen
 

Answer:Can't change screen resolution for external monitor

The video card in your laptop determines what you can see. If the laptop only allows for 1024 x 768, then that's what you have to accept.

One thing you can check. Go to the website for the laptop make and see if there is a newer driver for the video chip. This might allow you to get more screen resolution choices.

In a desktop, you could get a better video card. In a laptop, this usually isn't possible.
 

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Hi,
I bought an exernal monitor for my laptop M50-156 which has a resolution of 1920x1080.
But the problem is that such a resolution is not available in the display settings of my computer!

I tried to update the graphic card and chipset, but the max resolution I have is 1280x1024!

So my external monitor cannot display properly :( Did anybody have the same problem?

Please help.. Thanks.
Beb

Answer:Satellite M50-156: How can I change resolution for my external monitor?

> But the problem is that such a resolution is not available in the display settings of my computer!

The resolution is not available and this says everything!!! It?s not possible to choose this and you will have to use another resolution!

There are two reasons why your favorite external resolution is not available:
1) the graphic card chip does not support this
2) or the graphic card driver does not contain this resolution.

In your user manual you can find all supported and available external resolution?
But I assume the 1920x1080 is not supported?

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I have a lg w2243s, not the PF model, and it does not have a driver for Win7, despite that it works fine on my old laptop, which also has Win7 installed, I can use the maximum resolution, no problem.

On my newer laptop, ASUS with both integrated (intel hd graphics 3000) and dedicated (nvidia 520m) it only allows me two resoltions 800x600 and 1024x768, despite the optimal one being 1920x1080.
I have the latest drivers installed for graphic cards.
Please help.Thanks.

Answer:Cannot change resolution to optimal on external monitor

Try downloading the monitor driver: LG W2443T-PF Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG U.A.E Don't mind the model.

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I have connected an external LCD monitor (and tried a second) but the ext. monitor is unable to detect a signal.Have tied the Presentation Director wizard and it can't see the LCD either.It's possible that the ext. VGA port is damaged but unlikely.Latest bios.Anyone had similar problems?

Answer:G40, no external monitor screen display

I know that I'm probably grasping at straws here, but have you checked your BIOS settings?

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad R61, which I use with an external monitor.  Somehow, I have had it in place for months with the display on the laptop off and the monitor on.  I used it today at a meeting to power a projector, somehow selected an Fn F7 scheme of presentation such that both the screen and projector were on - as I desired - then came home, re-installed it with my external monitor and cannot find out how to turn off the display on the laptop.  The selections under Fn F7 don't allow that combination.  I tried the trick you offered, Fn F3 to turn off the display, but it turned off both displays.  (Now, how can I reverse that setting?) This seems like an everyday switching requirement, but I cannot find a clue in the ThinkVantage Help, the mini manual, on the website, etc.  Thanks













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Answer:Turn display off when using external monitor R61?

Hi WaynO, After pressing Fn-F7, click on Manage Schemes... to open the Presentation Director window. Then click the New... button. You should be able to set up a scheme to display only on your external monitor. After setting it up, be sure to check the box in the Fn+F7 Menu column so that your new scheme shows up in the menu when you press Fn-F7.





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Most solutions involve "reflow of video card". I am a computer tech in my town and have never heard of this process. Please explain.

Answer:No Video either on display or external monitor

Don't do it. A reflow is a very crude fix that will not last even if it seems to work temporarily, It involves blowing heat directly onto the video chip to melt the solder and reestablish lost connections. Real tech shops do a "reball" which properly applies the video chip back to the motherboard. We don't really hear about "reflows" any more. That was about a specific model series almost 10 years ago and I am not aware of your model having similar issues. If the video is dead, then your best bet is a new motherboard. You can also find shops that have a presence on eBay that have professional equipment needed to rework a motherboard at the chip level and their services are about $60-100 to rebuild your motherboard. 

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Hello all! I have a Problem with my W500-Notebook with the FireGL V5700 and Windows 7 as operating system .I use the Notebook-display and an extarnal monitor together for work. Now i can set the resolution on the notebook-display to the resolutions 1920x 1200 and 1680x1050 which is perfect.I want the resolution on my external LCD-Monitor also to be a 1680x1050 for its a wide screen and that is the optimal resolution for it.But I can only set the resolution on either 1600x1200 what makes the picture look horrible. or 1920x1080 what is to high for my monitor. Is this a problem with the display-driver or is the graphic-card not able to drive an external monitor with this resolution????? 

Answer:Display-resolution on external Monitor

Does Win 7 recognize and identify the external monitor correctly? Possibly Win 7 sees it as a generic PnP and is limiting the resolution to what it thinks is  the max. Try installing drivers for that monitor so Win 7 knows it's capabilities.

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Hi Lenovo community, My sister's G580 laptop computer have malfunctioned display screen, also not booting and showing green-pink lines.We are not looking for replacement and repairing of the screen(as warranty is off) and she already have new laptop but I am thinking if is possible to use as computer connected on external monitor throught HDMI or display port provided on laptop without functioning the main laptop display?  Thank you for your advice and best regards, ?are













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Answer:G580 External display monitor

Hi vdoprince,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Your Best bet here is using the VGA Out 

 
 
Connect the VGA Monitor to this Port!
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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My MD was trying to connect his T60 to a TV at a hotel and could not get it to work. Some settings were probably changed during this attempt. Since returning to the office the T60 will now not connect to his external monitor either by the docking station or the monitor cable. I have tried various settings but now the Fn7 will not switch the monitor to external.Does anyone have any idea what may have been changed ?? Thanks  Phil 

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Hi guys,So today I was trying to hook up my t430u to my monitor and TV.I use a hdmi to hdmi for my TV and a Mini DisplayPort to VGA and a vga to VGA for my computer monitor.The problem is that if I want to get both the monitor and TV working at the same time, only the TV is displaying something and the monitor is blanked out.Also, if I click duplicate display on all monitor instead of extend, all displays are displaying the same thing.Please advice!!Thanks

Answer:T430u can't display two external monitor

nevermindI put the monitor as display 2 and tv as display 3 and that solved the problem 

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So for some reason, my fairly new lenovo y570 ideapad only shows the display when plugged into another monitor, lcd or not. Everything else works, the sound is coming out fine, but I just wish I knew how to get my display working again. Any ideas?

Answer:Display only works with External Monitor

press fn + f3 or windows + p

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Hi
 
I have a Lenovo SL400 Laptop with Windows10 (64 Bits) O/S. Recently I bought a LG LED moniotr and tried to hook it on to my laptop. But my laptop doesnt recognise it and nothing shows up in the external monitor. Can someone please help me how do I get to setup displaying in my LG monitor.
 
Cheers!!
 
Syed
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.
                    System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

Answer:SL400 - display help with external monitor

Hi SyedAsraf,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Before I proceed further, I am sorry to inform you that, model SL400 is not supported for the windows 10 installation. Were it has the compatibility issue, but sometimes after the installation is successful most of the software or the hardware work but few of them doesn?t work just because of the compatibility.
 
To have a better understanding please find the links given below to find out the supported systems for windows 10 installation and to know the compatibility to install the windows 10.
Supported systems:
https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/documents/ht103535#thinkpad
 
Compatibility view:
https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/documents/ht103611
 
However, I would like to know whether the external monitor was working before the installation of windows 10. Can you please let me know, what are steps you have tried to connect to the external display?
 
 
Sorry for the inconvenience caused, I hope you?re convinced with the above information provided.
 
Please help me out with the above requested detail to assist you further.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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Regards,
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Hi guys, I have a t400 and a t61, and a few weeks ago the motherboard of the t61 died. I don't wanna invest money there so I wondered what can I use it for. So there comes my question: is there any way I can use the t61s display as external monitor for the t400. I only know that the display cable has 40 pins. I googled it but nothing so far :/

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Hello Sevenforums,

I run Windows 7 64 Bit on my HP laptop and essentially have 2 "modes." The first is just straight laptop use with nothing plugged in, and the other is a "docked mode," where I plug a monitor, external keyboard and mouse, and speakers into the laptop and use it essentially as a desktop. To save processing power, I display ONLY on the external monitor.

So my issue is that every time I plug in the monitor, I get a duplicated display (same thing displayed on both the laptop screen and the monitor). Is there a way for Windows to change my display settings when it detects a monitor has been plugged in? This isn't a huge problem, and only takes about 15 seconds to fix, but if there is a solution I sure would like to know.

Thanks in advance,
Lanebobane

Answer:External Monitor Display Question

Hello Lanebobane, welcome to SF!

When you connect a second screen you have the option of "cloning" your primary screen to it or "extending your desktop". Or, sometimes, neither. It seems you've set it to clone. Since you did not post any lt details it is difficult to give examples...i wonder what it is that you do to fix it now, as i would expect that to be the sam screen where you can set this right...

Also, dending on mobo, on board graphics, if your system is new enough to run W7, I would be very surprised if running lt screen AND external, caused a noticeable processing power diff?

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When you boot the Acer Aspire V7-591 Nitro Does it display on External Monitor.I need to know because i cant work out if my GPU is broken or its just the LCD.On hooking up HDMI nothing, it did work earlier until i changed bios settings and messed around with LCD. I think i broke the LCD but would the hdmi display the bios to the External Monitor no matter what? I need help on knowing if my GPU is the problem or just LCD cable as i think i messed it up a little.  

Answer:Help Display Bios on External Monitor

not quite sure that BIOS can be displayed on external monitor.

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Hello,I am running Windows 7 on a ThinkPad T500 (type 2082.BSG), and I am encountering problems after recently updating my display software from the Lenovo site (reading the list of installed software, I think the software installation that is causing the problem is "ThinkPad Video Features[AMD Switchable Graphics(M8x)] for Windows 7 [32/64bit], version 8.752.4-101022a-107489C-Lenovo). Before the update my computer correctly guessed which display was active (laptop screen or external monitor), and used the active display. For example, when the laptop was docked and the cover closed it used the external monitor. After the update when the laptop is docked and the cover is closed, I cannot get it to display on the external monitor. I must open the cover and use Fn+F7 to obtain the display on the external monitor. Can someone please tell me which settings I must use to obtain the old behavior.Regards,bostjanv













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Answer:can't get T500 to display on external monitor

The previous is an old post, but since there was no reply, and I recently solved the problem, I am writing in case someone else runs into the same problem. After encountering the problem I reverted to the factory default driver (which did not exhibit the problem). However, lately I received another message from Lenovo to the effect that it is recommended to install "Thinkpad Video Features(AMD Switchable Graphics...)...". I installed the software, but the problem described in my original post reappeared. However, this time the (AMD) software had an option "driver update", and my video hardware was correctly recognized, and the correct driver was downloaded from the AMD site, after which the problem described in my original post disappeared.Regards,bostjanv

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The resolution of the YOGA 13" display is that high, that one has to use 200% size in Windows 8.x. If I connect to an external monitor with HD resolution this is to big. I have to change it and make a re-login. This is very time consuming and annoying.How can I resolve this problem?

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I've try to change the setting so that my external monitor can be mine primary display but for some reason its not allowing me to do it. Any thought?

Answer:External display as main monitor

please post your laptop model number. xxxx-xxx

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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Last year, I ordered and installed a Lenovo 19" Flat-Panel monitor (and driver) for my T-61p ThinkPad.  Recently, as a contractor working on an IBM project, I was provided with an R61 ThinkPad and HP 1740 monitor.  The monitor driver that came with the R61 allows me to extend my desktop displays across the R61 screen plus the monitor screen as one contiguous desktop spread across the 2 screens.  The driver that came with my Lenovo 19" monitor only gives me the option of duplicating my T61 desktop screen on my external monitor.  Can I extract/copy the driver from the R61 and install it on the T61?  Or download a free version of the "extended desktop" driver from Lenovo, IBM, or somewhere else?  I've searched the Lenovo site but found no references to driver downloads. 

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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Answer:Can X250 (i5-5200u) support an external 4k monitor @60p together with the laptop monitor (1080p) ?

No one had tried 4k mon on x250?

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

Answer:External Monitor and Laptop Monitor Screen Resolution Issue

anyone can tell me?

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

Answer:Desktop Icons Rearranged To Laptop Monitor From External Monitor

If you booted up without the external connected, it likely switched the laptop screen to now be the main screen. Just go back in and double check which one is set to main.
I run dual screens on my laptop but leave the laptop screen as main. My external is a smaller screen than my laptops 17 inch screen. It's a portable 15 inch USB screen.
I on occasion boot up my laptop without the external connected. Having the laptop screen as the main screen helps in this situation.
I don't put any ICONS on my desktop, its just my personal preference. I launch my every day Apps/programs from my taskbar.

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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so I have this hdmi cable that plugs into the DVI on my external monitor. I did get the screen to show up just on the external monitor and that's it.  Now, when I boot up my lap top I get black screen on both monitors.  Uh oh. I've unpugged the  monitor, batter, all that stuff. I think it's possible I clicked on don't display external monitor or something, but not it's not displaying anywhere. I have an idea pad of some sorts w/ windows 8.  I don't think it's 8.1 thanks-Hayes

Answer:I was trying to extent monitor, I get black screen on laptop and external monitor :/

so I got this resolved.  the guy at the computer store hit f10 and then enter.  he did this while the screen was blackshouldnt' it just detect that there's not an external monitor?  but even when there was a monitor connected, both screens were black. /thread

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HELP PLIS,,,I TURNED ON MY CPU, i heard biiiiiip,biiiiiiiiiip,biiiiiiiiiiiipand it does not boot up...i change the memory card now it sounds only "bip"but i stil don't get a display to the monitor,i try changing the monitor and the video card but still, NO DISPLAY..what causes this problem...please help,,,i need it as soon as posible...thanks in advance...ill wait...

Answer:HELP!!!NO MONITOR DISPLAY,I CHANGE VIDEO CARD..

Check the connections to the monitor...Has this monitor showed any goofy behavior prior to this ? ?You can hook up a known good monitor and that should tell you if the monitor or the vid card has gone South.patio.    8-)

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I had to reimage my sons computer because of a virus. After reinstalling windows xp the monitor was set to default setting. The setting is so large you can't scroll to the buttons needed to reset the display to a smaller setting. The question is .... How can I reset the display to a smaller setting with out going through the gui in windows?

Thanks Brent

Answer:Monitor display properties reset and can't change them

Hi Brent and welcome to TSF !

You'll need to reinstall your video drivers before you'll be able to change the resolution.

Else you can use tab to move from an option to the other, the arrow keys to move the resolution cursor, and enter to validate (when you're on ok, or apply). Do it on another computer at the same time so you can guess where you are if you really can't see but a tiny bit of the window.

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When you connect an external monitor via the connector VGA, I can not choose a native resolution of 1680x1050 for an external monitor using the standard HP driver. I appealed for help to support HP, case number 4775691629. Technical Support Officer was unable to help me, it has no jurisdiction in this matter. After telling me that this resolution is not supported by the integrated video cardsaying that the hardware graphics card does not support this resolution , but it's not really the problem lies in the fact that this resolution is not supported by the standard HP drivers.If you want to solve a similar problem, just download the official driver for the Intel HD Graphics 520 video card with  intel.com site and reinstall the driver for your graphics card to display additional properties will be more standard resolutions.It is unfortunate that technical support could not help me in this matter. I hope the level of competence and hung on the next call. p.s. sry for me english.

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By Mistake On changing graphic adaptor in Bios settings I changed video adaptor to internal and my monitor is now blank . How can I solve it??
Plz help me

Answer:How to change video adaptor to External when monitor s blank

my windows is windows7 Ultimate 32 bit

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Recently my laptop display has become distorted e.g.it looks like a bad signal television channel and has a pink tint to it. So I plugged in my Philips 15" Hardglass Display which I had spare to see if that would work. It did for a few weeks but this morning when I switched it on, dotted vertical lines in groups of four. They were different colours depending on which colours were meant to be there e.g. blue came out as black lines, white as yellow and black as red. It was like this on my laptop as well. But when I just left it to start up it got to the bit when thw windows logo appears just before login and then the blue screen of death appeared. My laptop is a PC World own brand Philips freevents X57 loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate SP1. The graphics chip as I understand is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7400. I did a quick search on google and no solutions to my problem came up.

Answer:Laptop Display & External display problem

Try reloading the Graphics drivers first click here={ad69e70c-dcc7-48b5-86c5-b0980ea8a905}&ID={1d5da0f0-60f6-49fe-a9de-d3386432e315} Select your notebook from the drop down box and go to the downloads page for the X57.

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Hi I have an Thinkpad E430 laptop which has a HD4000 graphics card and comes with an VGA and HDMI output. I'm trying to set up 2 external displays with my built in display as in 1 vga, 1 hdmi, 1 built in display so that I can view my work over 3 screens. Unfortunately I'm can only choose 2 of the options for example Monitor + Built in displayMonitor + Digital displayBuilt in display + Digital display etc. So no option to choose all three. Is there a way to get all three options or is this a limitation of the laptop? Thanks

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hi,

Im having a problem when i connect my laptop with external display.
My laptop is HP tx2(12" display) with windows vista sp2 and my external display is an LCD tv of Onida(Xaria 22")

When i connect my laptop to the LCD tv, the connection is ok... display comes properly....resolution is also good...
but after some time of using it(either watching videos or even normal browsing) the display flickers and then gets diconnected(with the disconnection sound or tone) and automatically gets connected again.
sometimes after auto re-connection the resolution also gets changed....this is really annoying..

Iv used the help section... they asked me to increase the flicker rate to atleast 75 but my laptop has a max freq of 60hz only. iv also applied max resolution to the screen...but the same thing always happens again..
then i also connected the same lcd tv to my another laptop(hp dv6000, 15.4", vista sp2) and the same problem never comes. even the flicker rate of that laptop is max 60 hz. both have same resolutions also

iv tried all that i cud.... advise please.....

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I routinely use a second monitor but these last few weeks either the laptop doesn't recognize the 2nd monitor or else it does breifly and then the monitor blanks and goes into low power/power saving mode.  Same issue with two different monitors.  There is no problem with the laptop's built-in display. After researching, I suspect it is a by-product of the recent Windows 10 update.  Mixed advice on solutions.  I tried updating all my drivers from Windows Device Manager.Several posts recommended going to manufacturer (intel) and downloading drivers. Its automatic utility did not detect a current driver, but under older versions there was one from about a year ago. (I didn't try to install.)I've changed power settings so have monitor "always on". No difference. What else can I try? This is really frustrating.

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Hi,

is it possible to use external monitor on Satellite L40 together with built-in display with different output? For example you would have larger desktop, etc.
Simply does the laptop have two graphic adapters?

Answer:Satellite L40 - external monitor and built-in display

You can use external monitor or TV with your notebook. You can have cloned desktop or extended desktop but I don?t understand what do you mean with ?different output?.
In user?s manuals document is explained how to use it.

Do you have this document? You can download it from Toshiba download page.

Notebook doesn?t have two graphic cards.

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When I first power on my G510 Ideapad, I have a power on password prompt. When I am connected to an external monitor, the display does not show on the external monitor and continues to have no display until Windows starts up. is there anyway to have the power on password prompt show on the external monitor?
 
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Answer:G510 Power on display to external monitor?

hi dwaynez,
 
Thanks for posting!
 
You might be using the HDMI as the source of your connection.
         This may not show anything until it reaches Windows because it waits for the driver to be loaded.
 
         The VGA Port will do your desired scenario.
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!





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One day I was using the laptop surfing the net normally, everything was fine and suddenly the display gone wrong...(pic below). I tried using an external monitor and still the same, so I am quite sure that my monitor is fine and it's probably a display card problem?
I tried to update my display card driver and no luck, so I decided to use the recovery CD to restore the system, and no luck again.

Here is a screenshot after the system restore...is there a way to repair this without taking it to a service centre??
thanks
Link: [http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/ctb205/mon.jpg]

Answer:Tecra S1 - Display issue, even on external monitor

Hi borist,

It?s really great that you could post a picture of your problem. Thank you!
Furthermore you tried already a lot of like recovery installation and an external monitor.

Unfortunately it seems to be a hardware malfunction of graphic card. :(

So that means you have to exchange the mainboard because the graphic card is fixed on it. Mainboard is pretty expensive part and Tecra S1 is old notebook so maybe you can get a second hand mainboard or notebook on eBay and exchange it yourself.

Good luck! :)

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this IdeaPad 510-15isk of mine the built-in screen is defective so i attached a VGA monitor to the VGA port. i learned somewhere that when a laptop senses, on bootup, that there is an external monitor connected it should send its display to the external device. my laptop doesn't do that and instead it uses the built-in display which i cannot see because it's defective. i also try to get into the CMOS settings using that Novo button but it since it shows the display using the built-in LCD screen i am unable to check nor configure the CMOS to direct all output to external display (which i'm assuming is controlled by the CMOS). since finding how to goto the CMOS settings on this laptop (that Novo button is too small is not well labelled) i thought there might be some hidden feature that would allow me to force the display to go to the external device. btw, the F10 hotkey that is supposed to toggle the display output doesn't do anything. appreciate any help.

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I started using my lenovo with a second screen, but then after a few days the main screen in my laptop stopped working, and I can only use it connected to the secondary monitor. If I set windows to "extend" the displays, and I close and open the laptop, for about 1 second I can see some image, but the resolution is wrong, the colors are a strange shade of blue, and there are horizontal lines across the screen. Then, it goes black again. I assumed this was a GPU problem, maybe overheating? But then I thought well, the secondary monitor works, so it might be just a display problem. Any ideas on how to solve this? I got this laptop second-hand so I don't have any waranty, I'd like to rule out any software problem before I buy any new pieces or even a new laptop.  thank you!













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Answer:Lenovo t61 no display, only if I connect an external monitor.

Welcome to the forum!
 
What's the 7-character model number of that T61, located on the sticker that also holds the serial number and the production date, bottom of the laptop?
 
If you could post a link to the picture that shows the issue at hand, it would make diagnosing the problem a lot easier...

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Looking for some direction.  Wife has a T510 with the Optimus technology that's about 15 months old.  Just yesterday the colors on the laptop screen are off.  Brown looks rust, dark grey off white,gray almost white, etc. A second display is attached via a dock and that appears to be fine.  She powered off and on again and thinks it looks better (I didn't see it).  I'm going to get my hands on it later and see if I force it to integrated, then to discrete via the BIOS if it makes any difference.  If it doesn't could there be an issue with the panel itself that causes this problem?  I can try to post pictures of a pallet later on if necessary when I post the results of the discrete vs integrated test. 

Answer:Color off on T510 display but not external monitor

Maybe some program screwed up the gamma ramps.I know a few of my older games would directly mess with the colors and wouldn't restore them properly if they exited funny.
 
Try running the Windows Calibrator too. It might reset some incorrect values.

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I have the following configuration:     - T530     - Windows 10 (64 bit)     - Display Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M     - Docking Station: Mini doc 3 (4338)     - External monitor using DVI interface     - Everything is updated I cannot get my laptop to display to an external monitor consistently. If I direct the display to use the external monitor, either by extending the display or by setting the laptop to only use the 2nd monitor, one of 3 things will happen.     1) Uses the external monitor just fine (about 10% of the time)     2) No signal to the external monitor (about 20% of the time)     3) Display shows on the external monitor for 2 seconds and then it goes black (about 70% of the time) This occurs regardless of using the mini-doc or when plugging the monitor into the VGA plug on the laptop directly. I did not have this problem in Windows 7 or after upgrading to Windows 10. It started happening about 4 weeks ago, which may correspond with a BIOS upgrade, but I cannot remember the exact timing of my last BIOS upgrade. I tried switching the Display setting in the BIOS to "Integrated Graphics" and use OS Detect, based on another post, but I have the same behavior as described above. Any suggestions for a permanent fix?

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I've got the Nvidia 195.62 drivers, but windows still shows a max resolution of 1600x1200 for a 1920x1080 lcd screen.  I'm using the VGA out. This is frustrating.

Answer:T61 Problem: Getting external monitor to display 1920x1080 through VGA

Which windows version do you use?I think if  windows recognizes your monitor, it would be okey. 

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Okay guys i have a puzzling one for you... I'm running my trusty Emachines E527 with Windows 8 RP. I was playing Minecraft on an external monitor (a TV) and I get a blue screen... no biggie I've dealt with these before. I do a hard reset and turn my computer back on and I don't get an image on my laptop screen. I take a flashlight to my screen ( I've had back light issues before thought it might happen again) and nothing... no image or anything. I decided to take it apart and use a voltage tester on the inverter to see if it's even sending power to it and I don't get a reading anywhere. Furthermore no external monitor hookup will display an image either

This must be a software error... though I don't get a boot splash either..

This one is beyond me.. someone on another forum suggested clearing the cmos. I only have a battery in there on my motherboard but it is soldered to the board itself... kinda hard to clear...

I leave on vacation tonight and I need my laptop so any help would be greatly appreciated....


~Eve

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Hello, how is everyone doing & Merry Christmas!

First off I'm an avid PC gamer. What I want to ultimately do is record how I play & then upload it to YOUTUBE. I've tried it with software (fraps, etc...) but it either lags at high resolutions, or I have to bring it down to the lowest resolution & it sucks to play that way.

I'd like to know my options as to some type of external hardware that will record whatever I'm doing on my pc monitor without interfering with how I play while I'm recording. Also, after I'm done recording I have to be able to xfer the recording back to the pc for editing, uploading, etc... I was thinking there might be some type of camcord, or external hard drive? I was even thinking of having it hooked up to my TV, and recording it to DVD.

My PC is gateway gt5628
My graphics card is Nvidia GEforce GTS 250
My Monitor is HP wide 17 inch lcd
I have 6 usbs and 2 firewire 1394 ports

Guys, any help & suggestions would be great!

I'll be checking this post periodically, Tx!
 

Answer:Is there external hardware to record monitor display???

What I'd try is an S-video cable from your video card,set the nvidia driver to clone your desktop display through the TV output then connect it to a scart and a DVD or video recorder.

If you have a laptop handy you can buy one of these

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Kworld-USB2800D-DVD-Maker-USB2-Convert-you-analogue-Video-VHS-to-DVD

I have one for converting analogue to digital video and they work pretty good,just connect it to the S-video output on your vid card,then plug the USB plug into a laptop and start recording using the supplied software.
Fraps tip=What your probably experiencing is hard drive lag,the game has to be read from your hard drive whilst fraps writes a video to it,if you have a spare hard drive layin around or have two HD's use that just for recording your videos, put the game on one HD and change the fraps default directory to the other.

A few suggestions for you to try,good luck

And merry Christmas to you!
 

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