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Windows 7: TV Screen

05 Nov 2015   #1
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 
TV Screen

So the story goes by like this:

My harddrive failed and i replaced it, no problem.
Some months ago my laptop screen broke, which didn't affect me that much because i use a TV as a monitor.

That's the problem, setup won't show on my TV. That's a huge issue as my laptop screen is broken and i can barely see what it says. I know that setup is running because i see the huge purple background in some parts of the screen. So can you guys help me? What a stupid question! Of course you can.


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05 Nov 2015   #2
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So you are using a TV as a monitor and now your problem is that you cannot see the installation window on it, uh um I'm a bit lost right now, how do you make other stuff happen? Or is this the problem that you are watching a muddy screen and you can't make out anything?
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05 Nov 2015   #3
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

I have a broken laptop screen. I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my new harddrive but setup won't show up on my TV screen, i can't use my laptop screen because it is broken(obviously), the only thing i'm able to see are some colors(on the laptop screen).
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05 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So, get the screen fixed, then proceed.
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05 Nov 2015   #5
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

That's the only solution? I'll just have to wait for christmas and hopefully i'll get a new computer.
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06 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would at least see how much a new screen will cost, fixing it is so easy.
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06 Nov 2015   #7
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Ah, okay. Good to know. I'm still gonna wait for Christmas and get my new PC(Hopefully)
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06 Nov 2015   #8
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Most laptops have a key combination that will cycle through the main monitor/external monitor being on and off. This is built in to the BIOS and is not affected by the OS (or lack thereof).

Also, some laptops will probe the external monitor connection at power-up and use an external monitor if one is available. Make sure that your TV is plugged in to the laptop and set to the correct input BEFORE turning on the laptop. Once again, this is built in to the BIOS so the OS doesn't matter.
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06 Nov 2015   #9
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

That's very good info, problem is i can't see anything on my laptop screen, how am i supposed to turn the external monitor function off and on?
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06 Nov 2015   #10
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
That's very good info, problem is i can't see anything on my laptop screen, how am i supposed to turn the external monitor function off and on?

I can't find a clear picture of a Pavilion G6 keyboard, but it looks like "Fn" + F4 will turn on (and off) the external monitor.
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