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    does a laptop boot without its native lcd?

    Hey,

    I did a search, but I couldn't locate anything on this. Will an older laptop from eBay with only a busted screen work with my external touchscreen monitor, after I disconnect it from the laptop motherboard? Does the motherboard have to sense a LCD laptop screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schach
    Hey,

    I did a search, but I couldn't locate anything on this. Will an older laptop from eBay with only a busted screen work with my external touchscreen monitor, after I disconnect it from the laptop motherboard? Does the motherboard have to sense a LCD laptop screen?

    Thanks

    Scott
    Why not just leave it connected, though it probably will boot, just like a Desktop computer will bott with out a monitor attached.

    And just so you know, the fact that you got it from Ebay isn't gonna change wether it will boot or not without the screen attached.

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    Good point. I did get a cheap Toshiba from ebay, that the dude guaranteed would boot. I removed the screen, and was able to view the bios with my touchscreen, but with my HD (Windows XP) and my RAM I cannot get the laptop to boot. I get the dreaded blue screen of death. I was just trying to rule out the possiblities. I only paid 60 bucks for it, so I am not at to much of a loss.

    I was also thinking if I have to push the power button every time to turn it on, I want a fast way, not opening up the busted LCD, and pushing the button. To bad, there is no docking station available for this model. I might be ebay'n (selling) this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schach
    Good point. I did get a cheap Toshiba from ebay, that the dude guaranteed would boot. I removed the screen, and was able to view the bios with my touchscreen, but with my HD (Windows XP) and my RAM I cannot get the laptop to boot. I get the dreaded blue screen of death. I was just trying to rule out the possiblities. I only paid 60 bucks for it, so I am not at to much of a loss.

    I was also thinking if I have to push the power button every time to turn it on, I want a fast way, not opening up the busted LCD, and pushing the button. To bad, there is no docking station available for this model. I might be ebay'n (selling) this.

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    Sounds like there is some other issue. You don't mention if you just dropped in a hard drive into the laptop from other source, because if you did, that could cause your BSOD. You should do a clean install of XP with the HD in the laptop.

    As for starting the laptop, search the boards. It is a VERY COMMON question, how do I start and shutdown a laptop seems to be asked almost daily, and there are several options listed on this board, and they don't all require a docking station.

    Search, and ye shall find.

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    I do think there is something else I am missing. But since I am no computer wiz, just learn on the fly, I'll pass on this one. As far as power options go, I was just hoping to get a laptop for cheap, one that boots to windows, then I'd worry about the power options. I have done a lot of searching on that (thanks to this board), so I know my options.

    Thanks for the help everyone.

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