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  • lfloppy Oct 05, 2008

    hi i ve put ram in another laptop and it works fine and put the other ram in the xo5 still same not brightness either adjusted,im thinking it,s processor or graphics.processor can not be change as it attached to mainboard.

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What ??? is this a desktop or laptop ?
Do you mean you cant see yout laptop screen ?
The display on your laptop is the interface through which you interact with and control your computer.
If it is not working, your laptop will become virtually impossible to use.
A laptop is a computer, and like all computers is subject to both hardware and software problems that may affect the display.
Before taking your laptop in for repair or getting rid of it, you should first check the display yourself to see if it needs to be replaced.
Check the laptop's battery and power cord.
If the laptop is out of power, the display will not work.
This usually happens if the power cord is unplugged and you were unknowingly running your laptop on battery power.
Check to make sure the power cord is plugged in and that the laptop has power.
Many laptops also turn off the display if it is being powered by its battery after a period of nonuse. Touching any key will usually turn the display back on if the battery is not drained.
Restart your computer. If a software program is stuck or malfunctioning, it may cause your display to stop functioning.
Press and hold the "Power" button on your laptop to reboot your computer.
If the problem was a malfunctioning program, the display will turn on after the computer restarts.
Check the brightness level of the display.
If the level is too low, the screen will appear dark.
The brightness controls are usually located on two function keys, such as "F9" and "F10." Look for sun or light icons on the keys.
Press the key with the larger icon to increase the brightness level.
Alternatively, on some laptops hold the "Fn" key while simultaneously pressing the "Up Arrow" key to increase the screen brightness.
Check the display closed switch.
Many laptops have a small button that senses when the LCD screen is closed and puts the laptop in sleep or hibernation mode.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Check your RAM.
The RAM is located in the middle of the motherboard.
There are tabs that you can push to release the RAM.
Remove it and put it back in place until the tabs pop out.
Loose RAM can cause your computer not to start properly where you want to see a video signal.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
If the switch gets clogged with dirt, it may get stuck in the closed position.
This will result in dark display even when the lid is open.
The switch is usually located near the hinges of the lid. Spray the switch with a can of compressed air to loosen the dirt so that it will resume its normal operation.
Plug an external monitor into your laptop.
If the problem is not software related, the external monitor will display the laptop's screen.
Connect the monitor by plugging the cable into the VGA, HDMI or DVI port on the laptop.
Press and hold the "Fn" key while simultaneously pressing the "F8" key.
The video output will be directed to the external monitor if there is a hardware problem.


Nov 18, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Lenovo 3000 n200 0769AMU press power on switch green light on after about 1 sec screen still black no HD light fan running


Welcome to Fixya

Try to drain the electrostatic charge of the motherboard that usually cause this issue. I wrote a tip on how to do the power drain. Try to plug in external monitor on the VGA port and see if you are getting display using external monitor. If you are getting display using external monitor then the problem would be the laptop LCD. If you are getting the same black screen using external monitor then the problem is already the motherboard.

Thank you for using Fixya!

Mar 19, 2011 | Lenovo 3000 N200 0769 Intel Celeron 530...

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I have a hp laptop. was on line and screen went black. and will not show again. it strats up sounds but black screen.what do i do


1) Do you have a VGA monitor that you can use for an external monitor?
{VGA monitor is also referred to as a CRT monitor. Looks like a small TV}

The back of the laptop, or side, has a VGA port. The VGA monitor is plugged into it.
{Laptop off}
Then the VGA monitor is turned on, and allowed to 'come to life'.

Now turn on the laptop. Press the Fn key down on the keyboard, and hold it down.
Now press the Monitor toggle over key.
Since you did not state the HP laptop Model Name, and Model Number, I can only give you generic guidance on this.

The monitor toggle over key has a monitor screen symbol on it. It will be one of the F keys.

(It's an External Monitor toggle key.
Press it one time and the display toggles over to an external monitor.
Press it again, and both the laptop LCD screen, and the external monitor have a display on them.
Press it once more, and the display goes back to the laptop's LCD screen )

If display shows up on the external monitor, you have a problem with the display of the laptop.

Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce enough light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is used as an additional light source.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp {Bulb}
Similar to the fluorescent lighting used in homes and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

{Average Backlight is 3 to 5 inches long, and half the diameter of a No.2 pencil.
The Backlight is located on one edge of the LCD screen}

An Inverter is used to provide power for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

90 percent of the time the problem is the Inverter.

Inverters are relatively cheap, and if I knew the Model Name, and Model Number of your HP laptop, I could give you a link to HP Support where you could download the Service Manual for free.

This way you would have a manual to show, and detail how to replace the Inverter, and I could guide you.

I could also give links for your perusal for Inverters.

There is one more thing however.

HP Pavilion DV2000, DV6000, and DV9000 series laptops, have a graphics chip overheating problem.
The laptop comes on, the blue indicator LED lights light up, but the LCD screen is black.

This video explains why, shows a solution to fixing the problem, and details out a lot more than I am privileged to state here,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc

Have further questions regarding any of the above, please state in a Comment.
(Believe upper right of your page)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My laptop monitor has vertical lines all across it, so I have an external monitor, how do i connect it to the laptop


Connect the VGA cable to the VGA port of the laptop then restart the computer.
Go to display properties and enable the second screen, then disable the notebook screen to display only on the external screen.

Nov 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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THE SCREEN IS BROKEN ON LAPTOP CAN I CONNECT IT TO MAIN COMPUTER SO I CAN USE SCREEN ON THAT


You may need to press a key combo to switch displays. Many times this is Fn + F7 or Fn + (some F key)
You may have other problems with the system that prevent the display from working.

May 06, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Toshiba laptop satelite a135-s2386. I went to turn on computer and there is power but the screen is black. Thanks!


connect an external monitor on the unit and press the key combination to get the video on an  external monitor this is different on some laptops on HP dv 6000 for example it is FN F4 if external monitor work the problem is with your laptop display if the external monitor doesn't work its probebly your systemboard als check your memory.

May 04, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Turned laptop on, but got black screen only


if nothing is displayed on your screen then we have two options and they are:
1. try and connec an external VDU to your laptop and power up again
2. Check out the RAM and replace it with new ones or certify its working capability on another laptop.

Apr 13, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Dell Inspiron 1501 Balck LCD Screen


You have to change the lcd and you can buy it online
Click on the link to know and buy lcd screen for your laptop http://www.lcds4less.com/

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Laptop,LCD-Screens-Repair.aspx

http://www.laptoprepair.com/

Oct 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My laptop mt3422 will power on but dont show nathing on scean


Please try to remove the battery and use the ac power only it it will still do the same thing.
Please try to use an external monitor to see if it will display what is supposed to be showing on the screen of your laptop. If it works with the external monitor, please try to press on the hot key combination for switching the display. If everything did not work, it is a hardware problem. Please let me know it any of these helped. Thank you.

Sep 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Samsung x05 laptop powers up but no display even on external screen


Check for brightness adjustment of the LCD panel. You might have accidentally adjusted it to lowest brightness.

Sep 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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