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carl larkin Oct 08, 2005, 04:57pm EDT Report Abuse
Hi gang
i have just totaly knackerd my laptop andneep help.
The screen had smashed and only a very small piece of desktop is showing,i have used an old desktop monitor to continuwe to use the laptop,my problem is when i watch a movie the screen on the new laptop goes black but still has sound..The problem is what i can see of the laptop monitor is the film is visible.
I have an ATI rage..
There are 2 questions to my problem,.
1 how can i remove my broken flatscreen monitor,,,,if i can at all.
2 how can i watch movies and other media on my second monitor while my first is on?

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carl larkin Oct 09, 2005, 07:02pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Sony vaio laptop help


Surpher805 Oct 09, 2005, 07:22pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Sony vaio laptop help
about the movies on the second monitor....

you have to go into the video properties and tell windows that the second monitor is your primary display.

about removing you screen.....

there should be what appear to be little round caps surrounding the face of the monitor, remove these and you should find some screws. If you are looking to remove the screen at the hinge there should be pop off plastic covers over each of the hinges to reveal bolt to remove. You will also need to partially disassemble the lover portion to remove the video cable if you are intending to remove the screen at the hinge.

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carl larkin Oct 16, 2005, 07:21am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Sony vaio laptop help
i have removed the principle monitor and now i have the desktop one only.
Please dont ask how i removed it as all the computer purists will have a fit if they knew.
i am running win ME coz win xp runs slow.
do i have to put xp on it?
The second (now only) monitor works but you cant see movies and if you try to the mouse freezes..
So is xp the answer or is there a program i need?
The card i have have is a RAGE MOBILITY.


Rory Witham Oct 16, 2005, 07:51am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Sony vaio laptop help
if you cant see movies then its the codecs that you dont have, download the "nemo codec pack"

It may not be displying the DT correctly because of the screen Rez, in the BIOS switchit to external VGA and turn off the LCD

Ebay the screen that you need if you cant get one cheap on there it not worth replacing as it cost just about as much or more than buying a used viao laptop.

you can google the removal instructions

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carl larkin Oct 16, 2005, 07:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Sony vaio laptop help
i havent tried looking at the bios yet
that'll be my next job but i do know it isnt the codecs because the movies worked on the flatscreen.
so where abouts in the bios is this thing i have to change??




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