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jrwb

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Hi all and Happy Easter

I have an Acer Aspire 5517 Laptop with Windows 7 which I have connected to the television. I am wondering if there is a way to turn off the laptop's monitor while watching the computer on the television.

Thanks for any help.
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Try pressing [fn]+[F5] a time or two. On my Acer that acts as a three-way toggle:

1) Laptop screen only
2) Laptop and external monitor
3) External monitor only
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Do you mean to press the key F + N AND F5? Together, all of them, or FN then F5?
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Very easy fix if the last post doesn't work. Since you have windows 7, simply hold Start+P and navigate to Projector Only
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While holding down the single key with the lowercase [fn] written on it, (in sort of a cyan/light-blue color), tap the single key with the [F5] written on it.

Now let go of both keys.

Now do the same thing again.

And again.

And once more.

It's a three way toggle, as described above.
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I think I understand, I did what you said and it worked, but other keyboard problems, e.g I couldn't get any type to appear in this box without a restart, and the up down key was functioning differently.
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If the keyboard doesn't work right in the BIOS/CMOS Setup screens, something is wrong with the hardware. (Could be the keyboard, or motherboard, or possibly the BIOS).

If it works fine in the BIOS/CMOS Setup, try Windows Safe mode next. If it works fine there too then the problem lies with some of the drivers/programs that are being loaded in Normal mode.

Let us know what you find out ...

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*-edit-* How old is this laptop?

Edited by SpywareDr, 27 April 2011 - 04:40 AM.

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I do not think the problem is as advanced as that - this laptop has Windows 7 which must be the stupidest OS of Microsoft I have ever used. It is about 2 years old and used to have Vista which was better in some respects.
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Does the keyboard work right in the BIOS/CMOS Setup screens?
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