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mariusha
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n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

hi all...

 

My primary lcd is broken, works only external monitor in windows mode...

 

Question: how i can access external monitor on dos/bios mode? Now blank screen only. Works under windows driver only.

 

Thanks for all...

 

3000 n500, graphics mobile chipset..

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Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

Try this:

 

Press Fn + F7 to switch to external monitor. (Keys may be different on your model,

should be a Fn combo key with two small monitor icons).

 

Enter BIOS on boot up, (F1?) and change Display Power On

setting to Auto.

 

 

mariusha
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Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

bad.. Smiley Sad

 

Fn+F7  and ext monitor starts working only while windows login screen appears...

So, without any picture i cant edit bios.. Smiley Sad

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Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

Have you tried:

 

Press F1 on boot, should enter bios even if you can not see it.

Then try the Fn keys.

mariusha
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Message 5 of 8

Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

not working...

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Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

Does it seem to enter BIOS? No further activity?

 

If Power On Display is set to LCD only, you may be stuck.

Normal solution would be to replace LCD, so mabye switching

with a bad LCD is not possible.

 

We could try it "blind", I could give you the keystrokes, arrow keys etc. to make the change,

but since I have a N100, I do not know if the same input would have the same results!

mariusha
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Message 7 of 8

Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

thank you very much, but dont waste your time Smiley Happy not sure the same keystrokes are on n500...

 

think only way is replacement of new primary lcd Smiley Sad

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Re: n500 - external monitor in dos/bios mode?

Yes, the BIOS may be laid out different, and the next thing you know,

things could get worse!

 

Good luck, and post back if you get it sorted out.

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