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Windows 7: Help Logging In broken monitor

09 Jun 2012   #21
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I understand the laptop screen is broken.

I'm just not sure if the external monitor works at all based on the statement in Post #1:
"how to get it to output through HDMI on the user account screen"

Maybe I'm not understanding ...I can delete my post/question as I don't want to complicate or sidetrack this thread...

Thanks, David


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09 Jun 2012   #22
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Have you tried my suggestion -- even if the laptop screen is broken it should work.

cheers
jimbo
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09 Jun 2012   #23
nick91900

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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09 Jun 2012   #24
nick91900

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09 Jun 2012   #25
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nick91900 View Post
Still nothing. I've tried a few different monitors both HDMI and VGA. All the monitors I've tried say "power saver" or "going to sleep". I've also tried the win button + P on all the different devices. I guess I'll have to look into a new laptop unless any other possible solutions are offered.

Where would be a good place to start looking for laptop recommendations?
What do you want to do with your laptop? Tell us this and we will give you laptop recommendations.
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09 Jun 2012   #26
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you checked the vga or monitor settings in bios?

What make and model and model no of your Laptop?

You don't need a new Laptop just a new screen if it is broken.

When you connect an external monitor up what is dsiplayed on screen nothing or or distorted coloured lines what?
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09 Jun 2012   #27
nick91900

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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09 Jun 2012   #28
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It could be a broken video card or other stuff as well such as cpu.

If it was just screen i would expect connecting up a external monitor you would be able to see post occur and be able to boot into windows. Had a problem with my girlfriend's netbook and it was the scrren because as soon as i connected an ext monitor everything was good.

The fall may have broken other stuff but was intermittenly working until it gave out.

I've put a link to amazon.com for you to have a look at some that might interest you.
Amazon.com: Laptops - Computers & Accessories: Electronics
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09 Jun 2012   #29
Kari

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Easy, fast and free temporary workaround:

Boot laptop, wait until you are sure the broken laptop screen is displaying Welcome screen (although you are not seeing it ).
Press Down Arrow + Enter to select your account tile (bottom left as you mentioned), type the password and hit Enter. In a few moments you enter the desktop and your HDMI TV shows it; if not press Win + P to enter display selection and press Right Arrow + Enter to get the external display activated. Notice: if your account has no password, Right Arrow + Enter brings you directly to desktop.

Some tips for others facing similar problem:
- Welcome screen defaults to first account, the tile displayed on top left
- Accounts are shown in alphabetical order according to the account name given when account was first created. Any later account name change does not change this order, i.e. if original accounts were Adam, Bert and Cain and you later change Bert's account name to Zorro, they are still shown in original order Adam, Zorro (original Bert) and Cain
- If you have 1 to 5 user accounts, tiles are presented in one row. Six to 10 accounts are presented in two rows, 6 accounts 3+3 (top + bottom rows), 7 = 4+3, 8 = 4+4, 9 = 5+4 and 10 = 5+5
- Starting from default account, you can select other account tiles by using Arrow keys. Right / Left Arrow keys do not skip row when pressed at the end of the row, instead you need to use Up / Down Arrows to change the row

A few examples:
- On a 4 account PC, to "blindly" login to third account press two times Right Arrow followed by Enter, type the password and hit Enter
- On a 7 account PC, to "blindly" login to 6th account (bottom row second from left) press Down Arrow + Right Arrow + Enter, type the password and hit Enter

Kari
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09 Jun 2012   #30
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nick91900 View Post
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What do you want to do with your laptop? Tell us this and we will give you laptop recommendations.
School work mostly. Word and PP. Internet browsing. I do play Minecraft (and only minecraft) quite a bit. If I could get a decent FPS on that it would be nice. Price range $500-$750. Not much more.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Have you checked the vga or monitor settings in bios?
What make and model and model no of your Laptop?
You don't need a new Laptop just a new screen if it is broken.
When you connect an external monitor up what is dsiplayed on screen nothing or or distorted coloured lines what?
I can't see the BIOS.
Sony VAIO VGN-NW240F
Someone above said it could be a broken video card and a new laptop would be best if thats the case
"monitor is going to sleep" "power saver mode" or a black screen.
I think this laptop will do what you need it to do perfectly: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AS5560-Sb.../dp/B005J2JNDE
Acer is a really good brand. I have one of their lowest end laptops and it is over 2 years old and it still runs like new. It has worked perfectly.
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