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POST only shows on ext. display not on laptop screen

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  1. leokendall

    leokendall Thread Starter

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    Was using the net-book, shut it down normal, the next day, didn't have no acer boot screen, and no touch pad. i hooked up an external monitor to test the screen lcd screen and everything was showing up on the external monitor. Nothing showed up on the net-book screen until after the windows xp was loaded and the splash screen show up. then the displays switched from the monitor to to the net-book. I did a system recovery, didn't work, tried to reinstall the drivers nothing different. I upgraded the Bios and that got the touch pad working again but the boot screen still only shows up on the external monitor. any ideas?
    Everything still works, start the computer without the external monitor hooked up, wait a minuet with a black screen (not even powered on) and then the screen right before the desktop show up and then the desktop.

    Seems like the Bios is using the vga -out as the primary display until windows loads it's drivers.

    Net-book only 3 days old, bought on clearance so no return.
    Acer aspire one d250-1821.
    Please Help
     
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    There's two keys on the keyboard to press to switch between the internal screen and an external screen, have you tried those? Its FN + F#(maybe F5 - check the diagrams on the keys or the manual).
     
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    And even if its clearance it should have some kind of warranty, if not through the store then through Acer. Acer puts a 1 year warranty on all new units.
     
  4. leokendall

    leokendall Thread Starter

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    tried the store, lol shoppers drug mart, no return on electronics, tryed all the fn keys, and yes it is fn+f5 to change the screens but still don't seem to work. what i did notice and can report to is that the bios screen is normal viewing mode 4:3 like a standard tv while the netbook is wide screen. i'm not to worried about it at the moment because if i needs to access the bios or boot menu i can hook up to an external monitor or my tv to do a format. strange though after the POST screen and the windows loading screen, everything works as it should, the netbook display can switch views easily through the fn key to the external monitor. and get this i can even change the resolution to 1920 by 1080, on a 10.1" screen. i'll still play around with it and if i can get a fix i'll report it.
    Any other ideas and i'll try them.
     
  5. Triple6

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    If its a hardware fault then you should at least contact Acer. If the problem gets worse after warranty then it'll be cheaper to buy a new Netbook then to get it repaired.
     
  6. leokendall

    leokendall Thread Starter

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    well if the problem gets worst i'll send it away, but all it is as of now is just a minor bug. As soon as the splash screen appears everything is working 100 percent. it's not like i'm gonna format the netbook everyday or use the bios all the time.
    one thing to note though the external monitor is set as the default monitor, but the netbook display is set as the primary. I do not know how to change it so that the netbook lcd is the default display. There isn't any options listed any wear to show it.

    Thanks for the replys have a nice day/night/morning,

    Other suggestions welcomed.
     
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