My laptop hinges recently broke off and I wish to use my laptop sort of like media player connected to a TV. For now, I can just switch to external VGA display after the OS boots.
I want to remove the entire display panel and keep just the base of the laptop as the current configuration looks ugly. So, if I remove the lvds cable from the motherboard, remove the whole lcd panel, and power on the laptop with external display connected, will my laptop detect the new configuration and route the video signals to external monitor?
I could have just used start+p to change the second screen settings after boot but I want to make sure that if in future I need to format my laptop, I can still see the display.
BTW I am using Windows 8 x64 Pro