Question Cant connect an external monitor to my laptop

Feb 11, 2022
my laptop screen cracked, so i need to use an external
have tried multiple iterations of hdmi
even tried mini dp.

black screen after bootup to windows.
some things to note, even though my laptop screen cracked, the laptop monitor no longer lights up, this is worrying'when i tried fixing this issue, sometimes I would get input on my monitor after waiting some time, this has happened twice and I cant reproduce that reliably, however this happens at random when I log in blind, and when it does it opens up at a low res. The pc is running, this is either an issue with the graphics card (really hope not) or just a quirck of windows being a bitch.

I have some theories, my laptop is very beefy and launches at 1080p 360hz, and maybe my external monitor cant handle that, even though I never had this problem when I worked with a duel display.

I also tried changing my display mode with hotkeys, not sure if it did anything because nothing is changed, Im operating blind rn so I cant tell if I managed to successfully change it or not.

if I can get some help efit: id really appreciate it :)
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Feb 11, 2022
What is make model of the laptop and what are the specs of the PC?
msi ge76 raider 11UH-053US-SG91198K32GXXDX10MA

  • Intel® Core™ i9-11980HK 2.6GHz
  • 17.3" FHD (1920x1080), 360Hz 3ms, IPS-Level
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6
  • 32GB (16G*2) DDR4 3200Hz
  • 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Killer LAN E3100
  • Killer WiFi 6E AX1675 (2x2)