when it rains, it pours! Im helping a friend with his Dell Inspiron 1520. The hdd crashed and and top of that, the screen is cracked. I've replaced the hdd (SATA-5400), but the lcd replacement is only comin in a months time. I've tried to:
- hook the laptop up to an Acer 18.5" lcd monitor via VGA,
- boot up into Windows 7 installer,
- get to the Step-1 screen,
- Switch to external display (Function-F8)
...and get the "Input not supported" message on the Acer lcd. I know that this is a resolution problem, but cant for the life of me figure out how to solve this. I've also tried, hooking it up to my TV via Composite cables (got a VGA-Composite adaptor).
Please could someone advise me what to do? -Thank u!