So I've been using my 2016 MacBook Air with an external monitor ever since I fell over and broke the laptop screen. I'm using a displayport adapter that goes directly to VGA (sadly, it was the only one I could find in my area).
i recently decided to wipe my disk clean, having backed up my files to icloud. I did indeed wipe it clean by using the recovery partition. However, the laptop accidentally turned off mid-install after having wiped my drive and having given the drive encryption as well as a password.
Now when I boot it up it gives the chime, I then close the lid as I usually do and I move the bluetooth keyboard to wake it up - and usually this makes the external monitor light up to show me my desktop. However, it just remains black. obviously can't see anything on the internal screen, so I'm at a loss for what to do. I have tried cmd + F1, no go. I tried booting it up in recovery mode - the screen still won't turn on. I reset the CMOS, nothing.
Has anyone got any idea or tips on how to make the external monitor start working again, or what might be wrong?