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System on but screen dark

After noticing my computer had locked up, I shut it off, then rebooted. All lights are on (power, hard drive) but screen is dark.

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Ok first thing to try is the Troubleshooting Steps on HP's Website.

If that still does not solve your problem, then unfortunatley it's a case of a Hardware Blow Out, which can be 1 of 3 things :

The Graphics Controller
The Inverter
The Back Light

If this is the case, your best off Ringing HP if your Machine is still under Warranty/Guarantee.

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I had this problem with my Dell laptop as well. It may not be the solution, but if your laptop is older, the LCD power inverter may be burnt out. If that's the case, it's about a 50 dollar fix. See if you can take a flash light to the screen and if you can see what's on the screen, but it's very dark, this LCD inverter may be the problem.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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