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I have a Systemax 280m, which is a computer that was branded as many many many other computers, for example the NEC ready 120lt is a version of it , But if you have a 280M version it actually has an updated processor instead of a 200 mhz cpu like in the Nec version it has a 266 mhz processor. The issue I am having with it is the VGA port will not output anything, the original OS for these machines was windows 98, and windows 98 recognizes the LCD monitor when its gets plugged in ( it shows up in the device manager and also in the screen for the monitor to change resolution, but it still doesn't do anything, I know you have to type FN+F4 to switch to the VGA port and doesn't output to the VGA port. what it does is when I press it is it just blanks the screen and then just goes back to it. another weird problem that has to do with the LCD VGA monitor, when you put it into it , you have to restart for some reason and then when it reboots, it replaces the internal monitor in the device manager ( which is default monitor) and in the change resolution setting. Windows 98 acts like it is only the monitor and tell me the external VGA monitor is the main monitor and it doesn't even show the internal monitor any longer. I hope the VGA port isn't bad on it , But how can it be bad when windows 98 recognizes the monitor and puts it into the device manager. If anybody has a solution for it please Help. I have even reinstalled windows which didn't help at all. I want to use an external VGA port, since the internal LCD screen is actually a DSTN screen, which is awful. What I know about the device is the vga port was never actually used.