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  1.    08 Oct 2017 #11
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1709| Build -16299.19
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    In a perfect world yes, but then there's that hung update that won't allow that to happen. I've tried holding and or tapping F1, F2 right after turning the machine back on, the result is a blank screen with a blinking activity light.
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  2.    08 Oct 2017 #12
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    Pull the hard drive out and then try turning it on with the hard drive removed.
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  3.    08 Oct 2017 #13
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    Are you sure your BIOS are entered by pressing F1 or F2?

    I think different brands of computers have different keys to enter BIOS. I haven't visited BIOS for like 2 years, but if I had to try now I'd be tapping F8, F10, the Del button. And if that doesn't work, I'd google it and see and try multiple combinations people would recommend on forums or blogs I'd land on.

    Also, did you try removing the battery for 10 minutes, and then putting it back in and turning it on? There's some trip about when you remove the battery for longer than a few minutes, something something happens. Might be worth a try.
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  4.    08 Oct 2017 #14
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    I'm afraid if all else fails, a hammer might be required

    Or you can gift me the lap top instead of destroying it, because I'm a good guy, and you're a good guy, and you'll give me a lap top cuz we bros!
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  5.    08 Oct 2017 #15
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1709| Build -16299.19
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    Thanks Navy, it's on the to-do list.

    Real, I've tried your 5 plus at least 10 other combinations, nothing works.
    From my original post (OP):
    Nothing I've tried works;

    Please read my thread from the beginning, you're suggesting things that I've already tried.
    Also, did you try removing the battery for 10 minutes, and then putting it back in and turning it on? There's some trip about when you remove the battery for longer than a few minutes, something something happens. Might be worth a try.
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  6.    08 Oct 2017 #16
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    Oups, sorry about that. I was just replying, it's true, I didn't read the rest of the thread.

    Well the things I mentioned is what I'd do, and if nothing worked I'd come to a forum and ask, and while waiting for replies I'd go and Google it to death.

    Good luck man. If anything comes to mind I'll be sure to post it here.
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  7.    09 Oct 2017 #17
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1709| Build -16299.19
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    Not a problem, I do appreciate the effort. Matter of fact I'm also guilty of glossing over a thread before replying , I guess we all have at one time or another. If you do find anything let me know.

    To-do List:
    • Reset ram, test.
    • Disconnect HDD, test.
    • Run Kyhi's boot disk, test.

    I'll be out for awhile, might get back by later this afternoon/evening.
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  8.    09 Oct 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anak View Post
    Not a problem, I do appreciate the effort. Matter of fact I'm also guilty of glossing over a thread before replying , I guess we all have at one time or another. If you do find anything let me know.

    To-do List:
    • Reset ram, test.
    • Disconnect HDD, test.
    • Run Kyhi's boot disk, test.

    I'll be out for awhile, might get back by later this afternoon/evening.
    May as well add "plug in external monitor" to your list if you have one (or a HDMI cable to plug into your TV).

    If you shutdown, pull out the disk and restart you should see something displayed (BIOS screen). If there isn't anything an external monitor would rule out your screen breaking exactly at the same time you did an upgrade. Unlikely but worth a check.

    A black screen on upgrade could well be display drivers (there have been lots of threads about this) but if you pull the disk you rule that out at least.
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  9.    10 Oct 2017 #19
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    Good tip lx07, I had a little time this morning and hooked up my extra monitor thinking that I'd try that before I started messing with the ram and hdd, restarted the machine but didn't see anything on the display. I will leave it connected while I'm checking the ram and especially as you mentioned, the hdd.

    Question; Does a computer know to automatically switch display outputs when an external display is plugged in or is there a setting within the OS that needs to be changed?
    The machine does have an F4 button that is used for toggling to either its display or an external, but tapping or holding made no difference.

    Life takes precedence and I wasn't able to run the to-do list yesterday but maybe some progress updates late this evening.
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  10.    10 Oct 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anak View Post
    Question; Does a computer know to automatically switch display outputs when an external display is plugged in or is there a setting within the OS that needs to be changed?
    I don't know if it varies by make/model but both my Apple MacBook and Thinkpad X201 immediately output to external screen if cable is attached without doing anything in OS.
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