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Old 02-17-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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I have recently been given my dads sony vaio, as the screen is mostly black i have been using an external monitor, i only got it yesterday and accidently when trying to find the display trouble shooter, clicked the strech between monitors box, now when this happened the laptop screen was blank so i had no way of finding the box to untick it. I just unplugged everything and turned it on, for 10 minutes the laptop screen came on, it started up both monitors showing the same thing but when it came to the logon screen the external monitor went into what looked like a standbye mode?

I have no idea how to fix this problem as before long the laptop screen is going to have complely gone?
So basically i need to be able to use the external screeen?

Any help is very welcome

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
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Try booting it up on VGA mode (probably F8 on startup and then choose VGA mode)
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:53 AM   #3
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Try booting it up on VGA mode (probably F8 on startup and then choose VGA mode)
wow thankyou very much, you basically saved my life lol.

do i need to constantly start it up in vga mode now? or just as normal
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No, boot into VGA, and change settings there..
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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cheers for all the help, booting in VGA mode worked, i have now recieved another screen thanks to my cousin and plugged that in and straight away it boots and is fine. Thankyou very much for all the help aswell.
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Good, glad its working.
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