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Check to make sure all the cables are tightly plugged in. Sounds like maybe the cable maybe loose.
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post #12 of 51
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Dont you have to configure it to output to the monitor if you hook up to the monitor port? With my laptop that is how it works.. You have to go into properties, advanced, displays and configure the monitor output.

As for no HDD activity, are you sure? Usually laptops dont beep when turning on, but they usualyl output a post to the screen (which in this case is busted) Is there a key on the keyboard to send the image to an external source? I have an IBM, and the special "Fn" button + F7 makes it output an image using the monitor port.
Thats correct, thats how my borthers lappy is too (Dell)
    
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
check the connection from vga to mobo. if there was stress on the casing of the laptop it might have damaged the vga port connection. otherwise, its probably the hard drive
I checked, I didn't see any physical damage anywhere, and I looked at the port too.

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Wait, How was it ran over by a car???
I don't know, it was my dad's friend's, and obviously he's a noob at driving.

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Ahh i see, but whats "your site" linky please??
Can't tell you, it'd be against the TOS posting a link.

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Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
Dont you have to configure it to output to the monitor if you hook up to the monitor port? With my laptop that is how it works.. You have to go into properties, advanced, displays and configure the monitor output.

As for no HDD activity, are you sure? Usually laptops dont beep when turning on, but they usualyl output a post to the screen (which in this case is busted) Is there a key on the keyboard to send the image to an external source? I have an IBM, and the special "Fn" button + F7 makes it output an image using the monitor port.
That's what I was thinking, but I don't know how to do it and couldn't find anything online. And yea I can't hear the HDD and the HDD activity light doesn't go on.

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Check to make sure all the cables are tightly plugged in. Sounds like maybe the cable maybe loose.
I did, and I reconnected the cables, and even reseated the CPU.
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post #14 of 51
even with no HD the computer should at least post. check ram/cpu and mobo.
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post #15 of 51
I'd bet you have some micro-fracture cracks in the mobo... Run over by a car would have to bend some things internally, and circuitry can only bend so far without damage, especially under than kind of weight. Good luck with that.
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Quite a few laptops have a 'Fn' key (blue). Try starting it up, and wait a few minutes. then, try some combinations of that 'Fn' key and whichever key you think might trigger the external VGA port (most likely one of the number keys... there should be blue print above them). But, this is from my experience with mostly Dell laptops.
    
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Can u post up some pics?
    
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Quite a few laptops have a 'Fn' key (blue). Try starting it up, and wait a few minutes. then, try some combinations of that 'Fn' key and whichever key you think might trigger the external VGA port (most likely one of the number keys... there should be blue print above them). But, this is from my experience with mostly Dell laptops.
I tried, it didn't work. I even tried every Fn combo there was. But what I noticed: there's an LED that lights up when the Fn key is held down. After about a minute, if I'm holding it down, the LED stays on even when I release the key. So maybe it's freezing?

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Can u post up some pics?















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post #19 of 51
Wow, besides the screen, that actually held up really well. What I never understand is why people leave those stickers on the laptop, like they'll forget which one they got or what features it has.
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post #20 of 51
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I tried, it didn't work. I even tried every Fn combo there was. But what I noticed: there's an LED that lights up when the Fn key is held down. After about a minute, if I'm holding it down, the LED stays on even when I release the key. So maybe it's freezing?













Did you dad's friend ran over it with a Lotus or a Tata Nano? Because it seems like an overweight obese person sat on it and cracked the screen...., A SUV could've done a better job...

If there's no HDD activity, swap it out and put in another HDD and try. Laptop doesn't beep when you turn it on.
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