I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop. Today, when I booted up, the external monitor refused to work--it just keeps going into power save mode. I tried a different external monitor and had the same problem, so it must be a problem with the laptop itself.
Things I've tried:
- Going into the Display Settings via the Control Panel (I'm running Vista) and attaching/unattaching/reattaching the external monitor.
- Turning the computer off, unplugging, plugging it back in, and rebooting
- Blowing into the VGA out to get rid of any dust
- Toggling through the Fn+F7 options
I'm thinking maybe this is an issue with my video card? If necessary, I'm comfortable opening up my laptop and playing around with things, but I'm not sure what to look for.
Does anyone have any suggestions?