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How to activate external monitor on this HP laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alex Ethridge, Jun 16, 2012.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    I have an HP DV7 laptop here that didn't pass the drop test. The display is completely shot. I would assume the laptop would auto-detect an external monitor and light it up on boot; but, that isn't happening.

    I downloaded the manual and can't find any information on the subject besides where the external VGA port is.

    Anyone know what I might be missing?
     
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    Found some information that suggests tapping the F4 function key toggles between different internal and external video modes.
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Thanks, I saw that on the keyboard and guess that was what the symbol meant; but, it has no affect. On the tiny portion of the screen that does have some information, it flickers, vibrates and jumps continuously; but, nothing changes so it's not booting past the BIOS screen, I'm pretty sure.
     
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