My Gateway 5350 laptop has an issue--at first the display would not work and once I took the battery out and repowered based on instructions I saw on this site it did come back up to the desktop-but not a fully stretched only centered (my desktop) then I noticed that when I applied pressure to the bottom left side of the laptop the screen reappeared--I have to keep this pressure on this part where the serial number and part no and FCC ID number is for the display screen to work--I can go into the start menu and programs when applying this pressure --however when I stop the screen goes black again
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Re: Monitor goes in and out
Hi, do you mean to say that your system shuts down when you are not pressing the laptop ie, the power light also goes off when you are not applying the pressure, or just the monitor goes blank and power light is on when there is no pressure in both the above cases i think you should call technical support for your laptop, because it seems like a hard ware problem
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Check or sub the power supply to make sure it is working, because this looks like power supply problem, if battery has sufficient charge unplug the power adapter from the laptop to see if it will run. Hook a spare monitor to the video output usually on the back, if picture okay! the inverter board below the LCD may be the issue or the backlight behind the display.
Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop. 2
Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over. 3
Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment. 4
Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you. 5
Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop. 6
Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor. 7
Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop. 8
Turn the keyboard over and place it face-down on the top cover. Remove the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may need to pull back and unlock a connector securing the cable in place. 9
Set the keyboard aside. Remove the four screws located just beneath the display panel, then remove the cable connecting the monitor to the motherboard. Carefully set the LCD display aside. 10
Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop. 11
Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.
Try using the FN key and the up arrow at the same time while tapping the up arrow, also make sure that if you have vista, you are not in "power saver mode". if there is no light at all coming from your screen, you may have a bad display bulb, this could also be a faulty invertor, but you would have noticed a constant flicker.
unplug everything from your laptop unplug the power from the laptop close it and turn it over remover the battery open and hold the on button(battery is still removed) for a 10 count, replace the battery
turn on you can plug the power cord if needed the prob. should be fixed
See if you can attach an external monitor to your laptop.If you can and you can see your display on the monitor the it is a faulty laptop screen .If you see nothing on the x monitor then the graphic card/chip is fried.
Usually every laptop has the option of adjusting the screen brightness as you would want the screen to be pretty dim when running on battery to conserve battery life. First thing to check would be just that.
IF YOU LOOK AT THE TUITORIAL ON THIS LAPTOP YOU WILL SEE THAT THE MONITOR SCREWS HAVE TO BE REMOVED AND THERE IS A SCREW UNDER IT THE TUITORIAL THAT YOU HAVE ON DISC OR DOWNLOADED WITH THE MACHINE WILL SHOW YOU EXACTLY WHERE IT IS AND HOW TO REMOVE IT