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Cant change screen to external monitor

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  1. Craneguy

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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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    It's probably because the lack proper driver support for that old DV6. The hotkey utility for many older HP alptops doesn't seem to work on Windows 10 and depending on what graphics chip your DV6 came with it too may not be fully supported under Windows 10 or requires a driver update.
     
  3. Craneguy

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    Bugger,, thamks for your help. The drivers have been running all night but i havnt wanted to turn it off for worry of doing some damage. Do you think it would be safe to force a shutdown, or would you recommend taking it to someone to fix?
     
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    What do you mean the drivers have been running over night?

    If you can't see anything you have little choice but to turn it off.
     
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