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February 24, 2005 12:10:14 PM

The LCD on my laptop (Advent 7009) has died, Im getting a white screen.
I want to access the pc using an external monitor but Im encountering some problems.
I plug in a monitor, switch on the PC.
The monitor displays the bios load, followed by the 'XP Home' loading splash screen then before I get the login screen The signal to the monitor is lost.
I have tried using fn F5 (The switch monitor function key combo - used this before to view AVI's on a big screen) but dont get anywhere.

I can logon in safe mode and use an external monitor, I just cant seem to get the monitor working with the normal logon screen.

Any ideas Anyone ?
February 24, 2005 4:32:19 PM

Hit F8 right before the windows loading screen and choose vga mode. That will boot windows normally with the minimum display settings required. You probably had the resolution and or refresh rate set to high for the monitor you are using.

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