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Will laptop base work if separated from monitor?

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
October 8, 2010 10:02:24 PM

I have an HP Pavilion 2000 with a broken lid hinge. It has caused my screen to go black. I have no problem viewing via an external monitor but am wondering if I can go ahead and completely separate the monitor/lid from the base. I'd like to use the keyboard/base without the dead floppy laptop monitor between me and the external screen.
a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
October 9, 2010 1:41:18 AM

Should be okay, I've done it with a broken Dell once. Probably wiser to unplug the screen's cable where it meets the motherboard, rather than just cut the ribbon cable-- certainly don't try that with the battery in or power connected.
October 19, 2010 12:31:39 AM

Thanks fihart.