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Connect lapptop to monitor

By jitorres61 ·
I have a Toshiba Satellite A105, I dropped it and landed on the flat side of LCD which cracked and now no display. When I connect the serial cable to my desktop monitor press Fn+F5 I get a "Out of range" message, if I go into "Safe Mode" I can get on and see everything fine, I cannot change the refresh rate because there is no option to, all there is is to "keep default refresh rate", How can I fix this so I can see the normal mode on my desktop monitor so I can at least use the programs on my laptop? Thank you for any help.

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See if this is of any help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Connect lapptop to monito ...

Restart the PC in Safe Mode and follow these steps to see if you can change the settings to enable normal mode access.

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Windows Vista
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Harware acceleration
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
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2. Double-click Personalization.
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3. Click Display settings.
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4. Click Advanced settings
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4. On the Troubleshoot tab, click Change settings, click Continue and move the Harware acceleration slider to None. Click Apply and the OK.
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View the "Change screen resolution" topic in Windows Help and Support on the computer's hard disk by following these steps:
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1. Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
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2. In the Search Help box or in the Search online Help box, type Change screen resolution, and then click Search Help.
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3. In the list of topics, click Change screen resolution.
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4. Click the link that best describes the problem that you are experiencing.
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5. Follow the suggestions to troubleshoot the problem that you are experiencing.
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To adjust the color setting, follow these steps:
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1. Click Start, type desk.cpl in the Start Search box, and then click desk.cpl in the Programs list.
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2. On the Monitor tab, under Colors, click Medium (16 bit), and then click OK.
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Change the refresh rate for the video adapter Windows Vista
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1. Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
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2. In the Search Help box or in the Search online Help box, type Correct monitor flicker, and then click Search Help.
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3. In the list of topics, click Correct monitor flicker.
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4. Click the link that best describes the problem that you are experiencing.
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5. Follow the suggestions to troubleshoot the problem that you are experiencing.
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Microsoft Windows XP
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Harware acceleration
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
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2. Double-click Display.
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3. On the Settings tab, click Advanced.
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4. On the Troubleshoot tab, move the Harware acceleration slider to None. Click Apply and the OK.
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
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2. Double-click Display.
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3. Click the Settings tab, and then note the settings for Colors and Screen area.
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4. In the Colors or Color Palette box, click High Color (16 bit).
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5. Move the Screen area or Desktop area slider to 800 by 600 pixels, and then click OK.
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6. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
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Change the refresh rate for the video adapter Windows XP
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1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
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2. Double-click Display.
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3. On the Settings tab, click Advanced.
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4. On the Adapter tab, click Adapter default under Refresh rate, and then click OK.
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Note If there is no Adapter tab, you cannot change the refresh rate for your video adapter.
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5. If you are prompted to test the setting, click OK.
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To determine a refresh rate setting that is supported by both your video adapter and the monitor, follow these steps:
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a. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
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b. Double-click Display.
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c. On the Settings tab, click Advanced or Advanced Properties.
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d. On the Monitor tab, make sure that the monitor is selected. If an incorrect monitor is selected, or if a standard or unknown monitor is selected, click Change, click the manufacturer and model of the monitor, and then click OK.
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e. On the Adapter tab, click the Refresh Rate box.
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If the above does'nt work try uninstalling the Video Drivers in Device Manager and restarting the PC.
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Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.

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Thanks for your help

by jitorres61 In reply to See if this is of any hel ...

All the sugestions you gaveme I had already tried and failed except for uninstalling the drivers and restarting the laptop up, worked fine thanks again.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks for your help

glad to see you up and running.
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