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Windows 7: external monitor not being recognized via vga cable...

16 Sep 2013   #1
ricjaff

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
external monitor not being recognized via vga cable...

hello. recently i decided to get an external monitor because the lower half of my laptop screen is blanked out due to dropping it some months ago. anyway, i wanted to watch things fullscreen, so i found an old external monitor. the first time i plugged it in, and for many other times, it worked just as one might assume -- fine. however, recently i just tried to connect again and while the computer clearly recognizes the input of the vga (it makes a sound and resizes the screen a bit), and whereas it initially immediately went to dual display on the monitor in the past, it just displays that there is no signal. furthermore in the screen resolution menu it tells me "another display is not detected".

i made sure to update all of my drivers to no avail, have tried other monitors, etc. i'm getting frustrated as this is a simple matter usually of just plugging in the vga between both the laptop and monitor, but this has become a matter that has consumed considerable time now. can anyone help me resolve this issue?


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16 Sep 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

1.Go to the display settings, and make sure that the second monitor is not turned off, and that "Mirror Displays" is not
checked.

2.Press the function key and switch from lcd to screen (you will see a symbol on your keyboard) this applies
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16 Sep 2013   #3
ricjaff

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

no solution found still. when i hit windows+p and cycle through the options, which it's on duplicate now, still nothing happens. here are my display settings via detection too:

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16 Sep 2013   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Check if the cable is good. Try another cable.
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17 Sep 2013   #5
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

If another cable doesn't work, you need to try another monitor, I'd visit a friend with your laptop for that test.

You dropped it, so there is that hanging over it.

Not receiving any errors at all?
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17 Sep 2013   #6
ricjaff

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

i've tried multiple monitors. the first monitor i tried was actually my roommates and it worked fine, but then i found another monitor for super cheap so i gripped that and it was also working. tried my roommates again after having issues with the one i was using and it also didn't work. tried various cables but it's still the same result. really confused here. no errors in general either.
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