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turn off monitor on my laptop

Post by MsDebby » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:45 AM

my laptop monitor is fried. I have my standalone monitor hooked up but I don't have a keyboard. I am having to go back and forth... close the laptop to view the standalone monitor, open the laptop to type. What do I do to 'disconnect' the laptop monitor 'permanently'?
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Post by Mark D Hamill » Sun Apr 05, 2009 16:03 PM

Hopefully you can swing the laptop all the way back to its monitor is horizontal with the surface, then build something so the old monitor can sit above it.

There may be a BIOS setting to permanently override the laptop display. When you boot the computer, look for a message that appears before Windows is loaded. Press whatever key they tell you and look for a display setting.

I hope you have the instruction manual. Presumably you found the key combination to enable the alternate display port.
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Post by Jim Goldbloom » Wed Apr 08, 2009 15:40 PM

Gimme manufacturer and model number and I can research this for you.

Sounds like a good opportunity to get a brand new Mac Book (standard, pro or air) if you ask me. Heh.

http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

I'm just sayin' ;)

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Post by Mark D Hamill » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:21 AM

Jim, my daughter Rosie bought a Macbook recently.

She really wants Office for the Mac on it, but doesn't want to pay for it.
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Post by Jim Goldbloom » Thu Apr 09, 2009 15:00 PM

You know what to do. 8)

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Post by Mark D Hamill » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:44 AM

I just hope if I decide to go back to Windows I am not beaten up by a bunch of Mac thugs using Silver Macbooks.
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