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 bigmamaJo -
I had no clue which forum to use, so sorry in advance if I'm wrong. I shut the end of the charger cord in my Acer Aspire E15 at the top right corner of the keyboard. I didn't realize it was there til I picked the laptop up, so it got pinched in there pretty good. Now when I turn it on, the screen is lit up, but gray. It won't do anything else. Can you help?

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It's possible you have damaged the screen and it will need to be replace. Any chance you can test using an external monitor?
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I have another laptop. What would I need to hook them together, and then what?
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you can't "hook together" two laptops. You must use a monitor or TV for testing
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Ok, now that I've shown my total ignorance, what would I need to hook my laptop to a tv, and where do I hook them together?
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If both the TV and the laptop have a HDMI connection then you could use an HDMI cable. Otherwise they might both have a VGA connection and you would use a VGA cable.
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All right. Thank you.