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Question

I'm using a Lenovo R52 notebook and an external SVA monitor and would like to get the internal monitor switched off, but don't know how.

 

My system is running the following:

 

OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    MRCAT-08607D7B3
System Manufacturer    IBM
System Model    1847W76
System Type    X86-based PC
Processor    x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1861 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date    IBM 76ET62WW (1.22 ), 11/25/2005
SMBIOS Version    2.33
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name    MRCAT-08607D7B3\Joe
Time Zone    Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory    512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory    29.73 MB
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB
Page File Space    1.21 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys

 

Name    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
PNP Device ID    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5460&SUBSYS_056E1014&REV_00\4&266C3FA7&0&0008
Adapter Type    ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x5460), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
Adapter RAM    64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers    ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version    6.14.10.6683
INF File    oem13.inf (ati2mtag_M22 section)
Color Planes    1
Color Table Entries    4294967296
Resolution    1024 x 768 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel    32
Memory Address    0xC0000000-0xC7FFFFFF
I/O Port    0x00003000-0x00003FFF
Memory Address    0xA8100000-0xA81FFFFF
IRQ Channel    IRQ 16
I/O Port    0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port    0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address    0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (6.14.10.6683, 1.90 MB (1,989,120 bytes), 4/5/2007 3:27 PM)

look in the BIOs you might be able to set it to external only or FN + F7

Answer

In order to disable the internal monitor, you have to check firstly that the HotKeys function has been installed.

 

To do so, refer to this link.

 

If you are running Windows XP, check if this software is updated to version 3.02.0000 or higher, as it is also required to update the following software.

Once you have ensured that the HotKeys function has been installed, go into BIOS and set your display to external by pressing FN +F7.

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