Title is descriptive. Is this the correct forum? If not, simply point me to the correct one.
My laptop screen is cracked (long story.) I'm using a 1280x1024 monitor from a few years ago in place of the dead screen.
Right now, I'm ignorant as to the progress of the computer booting. How can I get the laptop to recognize the monitor from the get-go? I'll gladly remove the old LCD, hit it with a hammer, etc.
This is temporary, within the month I should have a new computer--but until then, I'd like to not have to guess on what option I'm choosing if the computer is about to run a chkdsk, or is asking if I want to go into safe mode after a spontaneous reboot.
Well, all I meant was if the backlight broke yet the LCD still partially works, you can hold it in the light (or shine a flashlight in at an angle) and faintly see what it is displaying. If the entire LCD is finished, then this won't help.