so my friend has a Compaq Presario V6000 and the screen is broken how can I force it to display on an external monitor from boot up without being able to see anything on the built in monitor? +K for help
If the external display key doesn't work, you could do it blindly via keyboard commands in display properties. Work next to a computer with a working monitor so you can map out the keyboard commands for the comp with the dead monitor. For instance, this just worked on my computer: Right click (on the desktop), up-arrow, enter, shift+tab, right-arrow four times, tab, down-arrow, tab four times, spacebar, enter.