I accidentally damaged my Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop which resulted in a totally unusable LCD. The LCD panel has some cracks on it, and I can only see black & white spots; the laptop frame became broken/bent to where I can partially see inside the PC; the accident disassembled the CD tray, and bent the keyboard frame (which now has a weird hump).
The system is still working though. It responds to my inputs (eg, turning it on/off, typing my password @ Windows Login, etc).
What I want to do now is to transfer all of my important data from that laptop to my external drive. But I don't know how since the LCD screen is unreadable. I know I can connect it to an external monitor or a TV (I have a Samsung 1080p TV) but I don't know how.
- What cable should I purchase to connect the TV?
- Which ports on the laptop and TV should I connect it to?
- Do I need press something while/after connecting it?
- Can I boot my laptop using the TV?