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external monitor- sony vgn fw11e

My laptop screen is dismantled and I wish to connect my laptop to an external monitor using a standard  vga connector. I s this possible

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If it does not have an on-board VGA port (rare in my travels), then you would need to get a docking station for the Laptop.  Once connected, Function F7 often changes the display from Laptop to External. .... Thinkpads_User
Most laptops have a VGA output, so just attach the laptop to the monitor's vga cable if it has such an output. If it has something else like a DVI port you most likely need a DVI to VGA adapter.
web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
If you laptop is dismantled you have to be careful not to short anything out, but if you have your power connected to the motherboard, and have your laptop keyboard also connected to the mobo and connect your external monitor to the blue vga connector of the mobo you are then ready to power on your system to test it. You may need to press the fxn key and the key that has a picture of a monitor on it usually F5 of F7 or maybe some other F key.
You may refer to Page 76 from the link below for more details :


Hope this help too.
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