[Wolves] OTT: switching to external vga monitor

James Turner james at turnersoft.co.uk
Sun Jan 24 10:58:54 UTC 2016

On 24/01/16 09:31, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
> hi
> thanx
> i can't find the lid sensor i guess its an internal one part of the screen flip.
> seems like it software driven not part of the BIOS , cos the f4 key
> only works when windows is up and running waiting for login password,
> correct?

Have you also tried pressing Fn+F4 to change display? I'm mildly
surprised that F4 on its own would do it - perhaps this is controlled by
a software application.

Here are a few other items on the Internet which I came across:

A forum poster (albeit for different laptop model) has managed to get an
external monitor running from power-on by opening the case and
disconnecting the ribbon cable for the internal display:


The CQ58 service manual can be found here, although having skimmed
through it I didn't notice any mention of any lid closure switch/sensor.


I'm not familiar with your specific model, so coming to an end to my
ideas. Hope you manage to figure it out.


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