OK. so i hav an aspire one ZG5 with a broken screen i mean completely broken like this
The laptop has a VGA female connection. i was wondering if i get a male to male cable if i would be able to plug it in to my TV (which also has a female VGA) and use it from there. the only problem is how would i setup dual screens if i cant see what i'm clicking :S please help thanks Sebastian.
Answer by MacManDerek · Sep 26, 2011 at 10:05 PM
They have these exact model screens for $40 to $60 all over the internet. I have one with a broken power input. They are pretty easy to take apart. There are screws under the rubber feet and you have to pry the silver things out from in the circles on the ends of the screen hinge. There is a video called "Acer Aspire One zg5 screen replacement" on YouTube. If I were you I'd get a screen and replace it, you'll spend a third of the cost of a new screen on the VGA cable. They do sell the cord you're asking about though. If that's you're actual screen in the picture, you'll probably be able to navigate around the crack to set up the external display. Do you have Linux Linpus or Windows on it? I had the Linpus and hated it, so I put Ubuntu on it and it was 100% better. Good Luck!
Answer by MacManDerek · Sep 26, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Get the cable and boot up the computer, plug the cable in the computer and screen. Once you're sure the computer has booted up right-click on the desktop (just anywhere you can be sure there isn't an icon). After you right-click, tap down on the arrow key six times, then the right key twice and it will switch to the external monitor. To simplify: Right-click, tap down key six times, tap right key twice and the monitor should display the computer screen. Hope it helps.