Will a Surface Pro 4 boot without a display installed
I had a Surface Pro 4 with a cracked screen. It lost it display capability but I could power it on. I removed the display. I connected through the display port to a VGA monitor. This worked with another Surface Pro 4 that was already booted so I know the adapter works.
There is no display installed in the tablet. I connected to the VGA adapter to see if it would boot up to the monitor. The tablet is dead. I looked for blown resisters and could find none.
Question: Does the Surface Pro 4 need the display (screen and digitizer) installed for the computer to boot. Installing the old display that failed temporarily did another.
Is it possible with a new screen plugged in this would boot? Or, would there be signs that the tablet would boot without the display installed. It is dead now. I replaced the on/off and volume up/down ribbon cable switches.