Laptop wont boot/connect to monitor.

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jakeluck0vitch Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday June 18, 2014 Status Member Last seen June 18, 2014 - Jun 18, 2014 at 05:23 PM
johnebadbak74 Posts 95 Registration date Monday May 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 14, 2015 - Jun 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM
i recently performed a system restore on my hp windows 8 laptop while connected to a monitor because the screen is broken, and afterwords the computer would not connect to the monitor so im thinking it isnt booting at all. i tried pressing f11 a bunch of times but it only connects to the monitor for noigh time for the green light to come on and thats it. i tried the unplugging the battery thing and power cord and holding the power button for 15-30 seconds however i have the same result.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Jun 18, 2014 at 05:38 PM
The Windows update software does not seem to understand connecting to an external monitor. As you have found out it's often fatal to update with a broken laptop screen. Perhaps replacing the screen is your only option.

Good Luck
johnebadbak74 Posts 95 Registration date Monday May 19, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 14, 2015 14
Jun 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM
Could also try bootup in "Safe mode" see if the pc will access the monitor

But i think xpcman has the answer..