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- Help - Extended monitor and laptop monitor not working

  1. #1

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    Win 8

    - Help - Extended monitor and laptop monitor not working


    Today I plugged an hdmi to vga cable into my Win 8 sony vaio, and I plugged the other VGA side of the cable into an acee 22" monitor. I then chose from the right hand windows 8 panel to "extend to monitor", the laptop screen went black, the monitor screen remained without signal (extended screen did not show on monitor) and now the laptop screen is black.

    I am now stuck and both laptop and monitor screen not working.

    I tried unplugging cable, pressing fn and all the f1 to f12, shift, windows button but nothing is working.

    I pressed off button then switched laptop back on and it showed the sony vaio logo on laptop then the screen went black again.

    Please tell me how could I return my laptop screen to work and stop the screen extension which is not working and which I am sure is the case.

    Any buttons on keyboard to click at all?

    Any solution is highly appreciated.

    Thank you

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It's stuck in an extended screen it seems, boot into Safe Mode while you have all external monitors unplugged - Your Display is probably set to a resolution too high for both the external monitor and the laptop monitor, so you'll have to try "Boot to VGA mode" and I don't know where that is in the Windows 8 Boot GUI, if it is even in there at all.

    Here is is- There are several ways to get to that from the Boot screen:

    Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8
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