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    My mother-in-law has a laptop that's needing reimaged, which is okay, can do but the screen is broken, only the left hand side of the screen is working. She's been running an external monitor via VGA for the past few months so it's just the screen that's cracked not a faulty graphics card.

    Question is, will the external display still work if I reimage the laptop at all or will I have to use the half dead screen to reimage it until I get the graphics drivers reinstalled?

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    Re: Reimage laptop with faulty screen

    What make/model?
    Some support alternate displays at BIOS level (function key to turn it on), some at the OS level
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      Re: Reimage laptop with faulty screen

      It's a Dell Inspirion but not sure of the model number at the moment.

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      • #4
        Re: Reimage laptop with faulty screen

        On your Dell press Fn+F8 to change the oputput to the external screen.

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          Re: Reimage laptop with faulty screen

          yep, with an inspiron you should be able to do bios-level output, using Fn-F8 like suggested
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