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    Hooking up an external monitor to a laptop with a broken LCD screen

    I have a thinkpad t400s with Windows XP, that has a completely broken lcd screen but otherwise fully functional motherboard. I also have a dell monitor, and a dsub connector that used to work fine as a replacement for the broken lcd laptop screen. For some odd reason, I accidentally reset the bios to factory defaults and now the Thinkpad wont link up or even recognize the external monitor. And since the laptop screen is broken, I cant re-access (well, technically speaking, see) the bios menu so I dont know how to fix. Help!

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    Re: Hooking up an external monitor to a laptop with a broken LCD screen

    I have a thinkpad t400s with Windows XP, that has a completely broken lcd screen but otherwise fully functional motherboard. I also have a dell monitor, and a dsub connector that used to work fine as a replacement for the broken lcd laptop screen. For some odd reason, I accidentally reset the bios to factory defaults and now the Thinkpad wont link up or even recognize the external monitor. And since the laptop screen is broken, I cant re-access (well, technically speaking, see) the bios menu so I dont know how to fix. Help!
    You can try out the below workaround here:
    • First try using different connector or connect the dell monitor using a hdmi cable and see if it is making any difference.
    • If that does not help then you can try connecting thinkpad t400s to another monitor and see if it is recognizing the external monitor or not.

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