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My screen is blank everytime I turn it on. The lights on the keyboard are on and it makes the booting up sound but the screen remains blank. What can I do?

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Hi klmoodley,

Try this, click Start>control panel>system, click the hardware tab, click device manager. find and click monitors, choose your device(this is usually the "plug and play monitor" option. right click and choose un-install. close and reboot. I hope this helps you, if not, hit me back, we have other options i.e. display adapter driver updates.

Thanks for using FixYa.com

Sincerely, cyyyd7

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It may be a bad monitor or just the connection.

Make sure all connections are fine from the back of the monitor to the back of the computer. you may want to reseat the connection. You can also try another monitor to isolate the problem.

It's most likely the monitor because you still hear the boot up sound.

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You have a video problem related to your video card on your computer.
Check your video card.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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