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Displaying cracked laptop screen on external

Link to this post 27 May 12

I was given a brand new HP laptop because the screen is cracked. The laptop works. I booted on my external monitor. This is my problem. I need to boot bios to access. External monitor isn't displaying till windows is booted. I need visual on the bios to run password reset program.

Link to this post 28 May 12

Well, the bios won't output on any buy the built in screen. You can check ebay for a partially broken laptop of the same model to swap out the monitors.

Link to this post 28 May 12

I'm fairly good at fixings things. How difficult would it be to replace the screen myself??

Link to this post 28 May 12

Generally you only need to have a screen from the same model, it is as simple as installing a peripheral, unscrew the mount screws, unplug the device and replace with the new monitor.

Link to this post 28 May 12

Thanks mfillpot. Do you by chance have any recommendations on my HP tower that I posted on the other newbie thread???

Link to this post 28 May 12

Can you please post a link to the thread that you are referring to?

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