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VGA "no signal" on other monitor

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connected my Hp laptop with a broken screen to my desktop monitor with VGA cable, recieved no signal and shut off. have had this Laptop connected with VGA cable to flat screen Tv about a year ago and it worked fine. is this a graphic card error or something more simple?

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VGA "no signal" on other monitor



Did you give primary status for external monitor ? If yes, close the lid should do.


I have to do this everyday because few of my laptops use USB "docking" stations and I have to


(a) open laptops,

(b) turn them ON,

(c) enter PIN for encrypted HDD's/SSD's then

(d) close them.


They will start Windows from external monitors.


Have you tried to hit F4 ?



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