How to Connect an Acer Aspire 5610 with a Broken Screen to an External Monitor

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How to Connect an Acer Aspire 5610 with a Broken Screen to an External Monitor
External monitors provide more screen real estate than most laptop LCDs. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Laptops such as the Acer Aspire 5610 provide computing on-the-go, but the portable nature of notebook computers makes them more prone to wear and tear. The thin LCD screens of laptops are especially sensitive to damage. Fortunately, you can still use your notebook if the screen breaks. Learn how to connect an Acer Aspire 5610 to an external monitor to continue using the system, even if the LCD is broken.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Plug the monitor's video cable into the blue VGA port on the left side of the Acer Aspire 5610. Turn the laptop on.

  2. 2

    Press the power button on the front of the monitor to turn it on. Make sure it is plugged into an electrical socket and that the other end of the monitor video cable is plugged into the back of the device.

  3. 3

    Press the "Fn" and "F5" keys on the Acer Aspire's keyboard at the same time. This command changes the display output from the laptop LCD to your external monitor. Your computer should now display on the monitor.

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