Laptop wont connect to monitor

5limesimba

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I have read other threads and have found nothing useful. I have a laptop and the screen broke so I removed the monitor and i have it open like a desktop. Now the laptop will not connect to my monitor or another tv but another computer that is not mine connects to both. I have tried signing in and holding windows and hitting p a few times but that doesnt work. my theory is that there is an error message because when i hit enter then escape my pc restarts (i do not have the laptop monitor anymore) it is also randomly shutting off after 10 min - 30 sec SSD is dead or the m.2 slot on my motherboard is dead. The harddrive doesnt spin so the harddrive could be dead or something else... but when i plug in another harddrive with the os on it and remove the ssd it spins and behaves like normal... but i cant see the screen. Could the hdmi port on my motherboard be broken? could my motherboard be broken...? I have been pretending to log in and doing windows p to change the display, but that isnt working so idk if it just isnt booting or wtf is up.
 

Mustangace

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Hey... it's just time to buy a new laptop or desktop, whichever you prefer.

Beating a dead horse doesn't usually get one anywhere. Just accept that and move on - you will be happier. Having said that, you might be able to use some of the parts from your dead laptop in the new one, like the M.2 SSD and/or hard drive. Other parts, like RAM, you might be able to sell on eBay to someone in need of them.:)
 
You have to leave the monitor that is part of the laptop attached for it to be able to use the external ones. They are not set up/designed to work without the physical display attached. Your best bet is to just get a replacement display.
 

5limesimba

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It has been working like this for almost 2 weeks and i have been turning it off and restarting (I unplugged the monitor built in one) On other threads I read some stuff about drivers... I updated almost all my drivers before this happened (including my monitor drivers)

 

5limesimba

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SSD is dead or the m.2 slot on my motherboard is dead. The harddrive doesnt spin so the harddrive could be dead or something else... but when i plug in another harddrive with the os on it and remove the ssd it spins and behaves like normal... but i cant see the screen. Could the hdmi port on my motherboard be broken? could my motherboard be broken...? I have been pretending to log in and doing windows p to change the display, but that isnt working so idk if it just isnt booting or wtf is up.
 

5limesimba

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How I hate HP... I have had this for a year and a half and the hinges broke after about a year and because of that the case started to crack and the motherboard and screen started to separate until the monitor just broke off, that is why i did this in the first place, and now it just randomly breaks.
 

5limesimba

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5limesimba

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Why does it restart when i hit escape... it only does that when it is booting off the SSD but if i have it boot off an HDD it doesn't do that
 
As I already stated, I would start looking at the motherboard. If you don't feel up to doing the work yourself, then take it to a local tech.

Also, please don't repeatedly post. We are real people, and it can take a while for us to reply.
 

5limesimba

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I did some testing on it. It boots when i hook up the HDD with the OS on it, but when I try to boot off the SSD it doesn't boot. I just cant get it to switch my my main monitor... going into the bios and doing F4 / fn. I have tried another monitor and another HDMI cable. I have also tested the cable and the other monitors on the laptop i am using right now and they both work.
 

Mustangace

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Hey... it's just time to buy a new laptop or desktop, whichever you prefer.

Beating a dead horse doesn't usually get one anywhere. Just accept that and move on - you will be happier. Having said that, you might be able to use some of the parts from your dead laptop in the new one, like the M.2 SSD and/or hard drive. Other parts, like RAM, you might be able to sell on eBay to someone in need of them.:)
 
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