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Compaq r3000 dark screen

Greetings. I am having a similar problem with my laptop. Works fine with an external monitor. I replaced the inverter which did not make a difference. I had not tried wiggling the rubber screen shut-off button until reading your post a few minutes ago. That did restore the screen, but I suspect this is not much of a fix. Any ideas?
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  • auxialiary Sep 23, 2008

    I have not hooked my laptop to an external monitor yet but my screen is also black on my presario R3000. Any solutions would be helpful.

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    I have same near dark screen. when i use an second monitor my desktop picture appears but no icons or task bar. I have done all the configing to allow a second monitor to opperate but it is no use. Any ideas would be awsome.

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If you already replaced the inverter and the screen still continues dark, you need to replace your lcd screen. Your video card is good due you have signal with external monitor.

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