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Can't enter into bios using external monitor

My Acer Aspire V3-571G has broken screen. I am using my laptop with an external monitor.

I just wanted to upgrade my SSD so I need to enter BIOS while displaying on my external monitor. Is there any way that I can enter into the BIOS from the external monitor?

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  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    There are several ways to try. Try the easiest first. Turn the machine on and immediately start tapping the F2 key for about 10 seconds. Then press the FN+F5 to try to toggle the external screen. Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

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    JackE said:
    There are several ways to try. Try the easiest first. Turn the machine on and immediately start tapping the F2 key for about 10 seconds. Then press the FN+F5 to try to toggle the external screen. Jack E/NJ
    I tried this method but still doesn't work. Can you help me with other methods. Thank you!
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    Do you have a frig magnet strip? Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    JackE said:
    Do you have a frig magnet strip? Jack E/NJ
    No I don't. 
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    With the machine turned off, place a piece of foam or wad of paper on the F2 key so that it's depressed by the broken screen when you close the lid. Then turn the machine on and see if the external screen can display the BIOS menu with the lid closed. Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    JackE said:
    With the machine turned off, place a piece of foam or wad of paper on the F2 key so that it's depressed by the broken screen when you close the lid. Then turn the machine on and see if the external screen can display the BIOS menu with the lid closed. Jack E/NJ
    I did everything step by step but it didn't work. (I tried both VGA and HDIM)
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    Then they shouldn't have booted into Windows either.  Is this correct? Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    JackE said:
    Then they shouldn't have booted into Windows either.  Is this correct? Jack E/NJ
    Yes, When I tried to enter BIOS by the way of "UEFI Firmware Settings" It's not working either. 
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    No. That's not what I meant. When you had the lid closed and the paperwad on F2, did it or did it not boot to Windows anyway when you turned it on? Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    JackE said:
    No. That's not what I meant. When you had the lid closed and the paperwad on F2, did it or did it not boot to Windows anyway when you turned it on? Jack E/NJ
    No, It didn't booted into Windows. 
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    >>>When I tried to enter BIOS by the way of "UEFI Firmware Settings" It's not working either.  >>>

    OK. Try this again BUT with the lid closed before you hit the mouse button start the process. Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    JackE said:
    >>>When I tried to enter BIOS by the way of "UEFI Firmware Settings" It's not working either.  >>>

    OK. Try this again BUT with the lid closed before you hit the mouse button start the process. Jack E/NJ
    I tried but still doesn't work. Is there any other ways?
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    What was the original ACER factory installed Windows version? Win7 or Win8? Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • Is the bios image displayed on the external monitor, when you disconnect the edp cable from the main board?
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  • bestmanbestman Member Posts: 8

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    I found the way: I put a big magnet on power button. Now I can see the BIOS.  :3
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 27,325 Trailblazer
    Good for you. Congrats. Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
  • Aka3200Aka3200 Member Posts: 1 New User
    bestman said:
    I found the way: I put a big magnet on power button. Now I can see the BIOS.  :3
    Please help me. I can't see bios on external monitor too. Sama results as you. How did put magnet power button? And why?
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