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The screen of my laptop has broken and i have plugged a monitor in and would like to get it to display on the monitor and not the laptop

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Looks for a button located on your laptop that might resemble a TV or you may have a FN (Function Key) that you would simultaneously press along with a button labeled something like LCD/CRT.

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Hp pavilion dv7-4165dx black screen


A blacked-out screen doesn't necessarily indicate a broken monitor.
If the computer has run out of charge or is in hibernation or sleep mode,


if the screen is too dark, or if the display cable has come disconnected from the motherboard, the screen may appear black or fail to turn on.


To fix a blacked-out laptop screen, troubleshoot the screen settings, check the LCD connector and see if the computer is awake and receiving power.


Touch the touchpad or move the external mouse to see if the computer is asleep or hibernating. If the computer fails to respond, press "Enter" on the keyboard.


Press the power button if the screen remains black.

Confirm that the power indicator light, found at the front of the computer or above the keyboard, is glowing solid green or blue.


Confirm that the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a wall outlet. Confirm that battery indicator light is glowing solid green or blue.


Hold down the "Fn" key. Press the up-arrow to see if the screen brightness increases.
Some computers also use the "F6" or "F7" keys to increase screen brightness.


Hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the laptop.
Remove the AC adapter from the computer, close the screen, and then turn the PC over.


Slide the battery latch to eject the battery. Pull the battery out of its compartment.


Turn the computer back over, open the lid, and insert the edge of a flathead screwdriver or other flat, solid object beneath the bezel above the keyboard.


Wedge the edge of the keyboard bezel off of the top cover.
Work your way along the edge of the keyboard bezel to loosen it.
Pull the bezel off the laptop.


Trace the cable coming from the laptop screen to the connector found beneath the bezel. Reconnect the display cable to the motherboard if the cable has come loose from the connector.

Line up the tabs on the bezel with the slots along the top of the keyboard. Insert the right edge of the bezel into the gap above the keyboard, and then push the bezel back in place.


Turn the computer back on. If the laptop screen is still blacked out, connect an external monitor to the video port on the side of the PC to confirm that the video card isn't defective.

If the external monitor works, the LCD screen could be broken.

If the monitor doesn't work, the motherboard or video card might need to be replaced.


Hope this helps




Nov 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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No signal message on my screen


That means your Monitor is not receiving a signal that it is connected to the computer. Make sure that the cable from the screen is in snuggly and tightened in the back of the computer. Also make sure that the other end of that cable is in tight on the back of the monitor.

If both are in good, then either your Monitor is bad or the Video Card in the computer is bad. If you have another monitor try it on the computer, if it works, that means the other monitor is bad. If you have another computer, plug the monitor that is getting the message into that computer and see what happens. If it works, that means the video card in the original computer is bad.

You can even plug the monitor into a laptop if it has a VGA cable and the laptop has a VGA Port. Some laptops will require you to hit the FN (function key) plus a (F1 thru F12) key to get the image to display. Press and HOLD the FN key then hit the appropriate (F1 thru F12) key to display the image. The appropriate key will normally have LCD/CRT written on it or it will have the icon of a display screen.

Mar 25, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I somehow turned off the monitor and I do not know how I have turned on him, now I'm only on safe mode I need help


Go to control panel and click on display.Then click on change display settings.Then click on detect monitor tab.This will tell you which monitor is active.You want monitor number one.This is so you can run two monitors at once or a laptop with a broken screen.This pertains to a win 7 PC.

May 07, 2011 | Acer Aspire Z5700 PC Desktop

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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 | Computers & Internet

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My compaq laptop powers up but the monitor stays black i tried to plug it in a monitor and nothing.


Unfortunately..your display may be shot...Is it a Compaq Presario? These laptops have a history of display problems...I have a Compaq Presario R3000 and the display is showing a reddish color in the left bottom corner of the screen and my brother had a similar problem with a Compaq laptop where the monitor stopped working....Unfortunately it would cost more to replace the monitor than to buy an Apple MacBook...
You can buy a cable and attach the laptop to a desktop monitor and it will work although you will lose the mobility of the laptop which is what makes a laptop so appealing.
If your laptop has a NVidia graphics card you can go to display in control panel and set it up to use Plug & Play Monitor but you may need to use safe mode or you wont be able to see anything because your screen doesn't work....You might get lucky and when you plug in the cable (just like you would to attach a PC tower to a monitor), it will work and you will be able to make the monitor the dominant screen.

Oct 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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The screen on my hp laptop is black ... the computer seems fine because I plugged in the screen from my pc and everything is working fine ... what can I do to get my laptop screen to turn on!??!


It is quite possible that the link of the LCD has broken up maybe on the hinge side. So it will be important to have the laptop taken apart to check the continutiy of the flexible membrane strip fromt he mother board to the display section.
If there is no break then the possibility of the display drivers being faulty is high which might require help from a reputed service centre.

Oct 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Black screen on my desktop, and connect pins are broken & bent


You'll get either no signal or missing color(s) if pins are bent or missing.

Carefully bend pins back with small needle-nose pliers. Pin 9 is missing by default - if any other pins are missing or broken, you'll need an expert to wire a new VGA plug.

May 22, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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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 | Computers & Internet

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The monitor on my laptop has been broken for a while so i'm using an external monitor, now all of a sudden when the laptop gets to the loggin screen it switches to the native (broken) laptop monitor and...


open the device mgr. and disable the internal and set the external as default windows should set it as default automatically when disabling the internal

Dec 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My screen is broken


It won't turn on, it's showing only blue, there's an error message, it's literally broken, what?

Is it a laptop screen or a desktop monitor? If it's a laptop screen, you'll probably have to buy a replacement. If it's a monitor, make sure the power cord is plugged into the wall and the back of the monitor itself, and that the monitor is connected to the tower.

May 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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