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Agghhhh..My child has broken my screen...

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Hi all...I have an Acer Aspire 5920 laptop.Somewhat irritatingly,my child sat on the screen,which shattered, so it now resembles a lavalamp.Not a problem thought I,and plugged in my TFT monitor from my tower,which I know works fine.
It boots fine,but when I get to the welcome screen (and the da ding sound) my screen now says NO SIGNAL.I have tried function and F5,function and F6..No avail...What can I do to get it to display?

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According to link below, this is what it says:

Fn> + <F5>
Display toggle
Switches display output between the
display screen, external monitor (if
connected) and both. (page 49)

Using the system utilities
Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)
Note: This feature is only available on certain models.
To enable the dual display feature of your notebook, first ensure that a second
display is connected, then, open the Display Settings properties box using the
Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting
Personalize. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then
click the check box Extend the desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to
confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. (page 56)

Nothing appears on the screen.
The computer's power management system automatically blanks the screen to
save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might be
the cause:

The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn> + <→> (increase) to
adjust the brightness level.

The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display
toggle hotkey <Fn> + <F5> to toggle the display back to the computer.

If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press and release
the power button to resume. (page 59)

Acer Aspire 5920

That's all I could find relating to setting up an external monitor.
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