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Solved: Toshiba Laptop problems (screen broken)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Credit Man, Jun 22, 2007.

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  1. Credit Man

    Credit Man Thread Starter

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    We have a two year old Toshiba laptop, my son tried to clean the screen and cracked it. I have about 2 inches that I can see.

    I want to connect it to an external monitor, when I hook it up, I can only see on the external screen until it boots up and then it clicks over to the lap top.

    how can I fix this?
     
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  3. kiwiguy

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    The key to change screens is always clearly marked in blue on the laptop keyboard, it is Fn + F5 typically for Toshiba but may vary by model.

    The F5 (or other key as marked) will have a blue screen logo on it, pressing Fn (Function) and then the appropriate F key toggles Laptop - External - Both screens

    There is sometimes a second or three delay in the switchover.
     
  4. Credit Man

    Credit Man Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply.

    *siiiiiigh*

    that worked but the laptop is toast.

    My 12 year old somehow spilled lemonade on it and fried it!

    No computer.

    *siiiiiiigh*

    Drug out the old Windows ME constantly crashing piece of work until I am able to afford a new computer.
     
  5. The Hound

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    Bummer..:mad:

    Why don't you mark this solved with the thread tools at the top of the page, then start a new thread in the 95 98 me forum...There is hope, you know.(y)
     
  6. Credit Man

    Credit Man Thread Starter

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    Sorry didn't know to do that.

    This Windows ME computer needs to be tossed in the trash.
     
  7. The Hound

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    Not if TSG can help it...
     
  8. jpesch

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    I too have a toshiba laptop with a cracked screen- nothing is visible. For the interim I need to pull a handful of files off of it as I teach at a local technical college.

    My trouble is connecting a different monitor and performing the Fn + F5 to switch from the laptop display to the other monitor does not seem to work.

    Any suggestions?
     
  9. jpesch

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    Sorry- forgot this thread was solved- new post under hardware.
     
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