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Thread: Laptop Motherboard Defaulting to VGA Out

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    Laptop Motherboard Defaulting to VGA Out

    Hey guys, I just wanted to ask. How would I go about making a laptop motherboard default to VGA Out rather than the LCD screen? I have a Dell Dimension laptop with a busted LCD, but I want to use the motherboard to install in my car as an MP3 player. Is there a jumper I could set or perhaps it will just display on the screen once I disconnect the LCD from it? If anyone can give me some links on this topic I would appreciate it =3.

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    just do the function x key... replace x with whatever button has the little display logo on it or says crt or something.

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    IIRC on my Dell it doesn't rememer to leave the VGA port enabled by default on each startup. The OP might want to mount the laptop somewhere hidden/out of reach.

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    On all the dells I've had.. if you connect the vga cable before you power the laptop on it defaults to it, so you will be fine

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    This is the same on the Gateway and Acer lappies that I've used as well.


    .brit

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    most also have a setting in the BIOS that will force the display to external.

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