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Monitor Display My monitor is black on the left 1/3 of the page and only displays on the right 2/3 of the page. It is like the entire viewing area shifted to the right.

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LCD is out!... It's the electronics on the back of it.  There is no remedy or download that can fix it.

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White screen on laptop


Long read ahead Naveen.

Check to see if the problem is the;

A) Graphics chipset,

Or;
B) Video Cable,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-1700-Laptop-LCD-Ribbon-Cable-251352-001-/310601465049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48514a3cd9

Or;
C) Screen Inverter,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-1700-LCD-Inverter-KUBNKM011A-/280971500392?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item416b34db68

Or;
LCD screen,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-1700-Laptop-14-1-Inch-Screen-251352-001-/310601464998?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item48514a3ca6

(Not advertising, but on another note; you can buy the whole laptop for $50 USD,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-1700-14-1-Laptop-Pentium-lll-1GHz-256MB-CD-RW-DVD-Rom-20GB-HDD-/390534574226?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item5aedacb092 )

A) Graphics chipset:

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the back of the laptop.
This is an example of a VGA connector (port), and VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for VGA cable example.
You can use a CRT type monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor of it has a VGA cable.

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings, the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
IF not:

There are at least 3 display options;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold the Fn key down, and at the same time tap once on the F3 key. The F3 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.
Still no?
Hold the Fn key down again, tap once more on the F3 key.

A good display on the external VGA monitor means the graphics chipset is OK.
A white screen on the external VGA monitor, means a problem with the graphics chipset. More than likely the Mounting to motherboard, of the graphics chipset. (BGA surface mount)
If this is the problem post back in a Comment.

A good display on the external VGA monitor, means the problem is the Video Cable; or inside the Display Assembly.
(Screen Inverter or LCD screen)

B) Video Cable:

The Video Cable plugs into the motherboard, in an area under the LED Button Bezel, and right next to the Left HINGE.

[LED Button Bezel is the strip of plastic below the LCD screen, and above the Keyboard. Has LED indicator lights in it, etc ]

It then leads up into the Display Assembly, where a small separate cable connects to one side of the screen Inverter, and the rest of the cable connects to the Back of the LCD screen.

Just due to normal repeated opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched.
This allows it to be pulled on, and/or damaged.
(Stretched/broken wires)

ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery; the connections for the Video Cable should be checked.
Motherboard side, screen Inverter connection, and LCD screen side.

Motherboard side connection:
1) Remove the LED Button Bezel.

Two screws (Philips) are removed from the bottom of the laptop, and the LED Button Bezel is CAREFULLY pried up, and off.

Details are in Page 91 in the Service Manual, which I will include at the last of this solution.
I will refer to the page number from now on, for the specific component removal.

2) Remove the Keyboard. Page 93.

I state remove, but do NOT unplug the Keyboard Cable from motherboard connector. Just unfasten the Keyboard, roll LCD screen side towards you, and lay upside down on the Palm Rest Cover.

You MUST physically check the connection for tightness. Try to plug it in tighter.

LCD screen side connection:

Disassembly of the Display Assembly, is not shown in the Service Manual. (At least I couldn't find it)
REMOVAL of Display Assembly is.
So I will guide you step by step. I do not believe the Display Assembly has to be removed, in order to remove the Display Bezel.

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.
Looks like this removed,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMPAQ-PRESARIO-1700-14-1-LCD-FRONT-COVER-BEZEL-/320720203233?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item4aac69ede1

From what I can see, there are four Philips head screws to remove, from the Display Bezel.
There is a Screw Cover at the Top Left, and Top Right to remove.
The is a Screw Cover at the Bottom Left, and Bottom Right to remove also.

The Screw Covers are made of synthetic rubber, or plastic.
I use a computer pick, and lift up at the base of the Screw Cover, where it meets the Display Bezel.

The Screw Covers are held in place by a type of rubber cement.
If you are careful you may be able to reuse them. If they don't stick again, apply a TINY dab of rubber cement with a toothpick.
I LIGHTLY stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping.

Remove the 4 Philips head screws. (No.1 Philips screwdriver, or No.1 Jewelers Philips screwdriver)

The Display Bezel has TABS going around the exterior perimeter, of the inside edges.
The Display Cover has matching LATCHES that the Tabs snap into.

I suggest cut a piece of thick construction paper, to JUST FIT the inside edges of the Display Bezel, and lay on LCD screen.
(Display Assembly laid as far back as possible)
This will protect the LCD screen from your fingernails.

The bezel is flexible. Come to the inside edge (LCD screen side), of the right side of the Display Bezel.
Lift the edge up with a fingernail, until you can slide a fingertip underneath.
Can't get in? Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.

Bezel lifted up with one fingertip slid under, move over with the other hand, and slide a fingertip under. Flex the bezel up a little, and move towards the Top.
By now you should hear a Tab/Latch snap loose.
Sounds like you are breaking something.

(Do use CARE! The bezel can be broken, but not if you are gentle, and go slow)
Keep popping the Tabs/Latches loose, going around the Top, then Left side. By the time you come around the Left side, the entire Display Bezel should pop loose.

(At the TOP. You may have to slide the Latch over to the open side, to get the slot in the Display Bezel to clear, if a Latch is used)

Not your laptop, and uses more screws. Just a basic 'hands-on' guide I thought may help,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-to-replace-screen-on-asus-u56e-laptop/

More to follow in added Comment.

Free Service Manual,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Doc/pdf/c00000630.pdf

http://www.overclockers.com/more-laptop-musings/

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 21, 2013 | Compaq Presario 1700 Notebook

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Laptop all whit screen


Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook PC?

The white screen can be fixed. How?

Connect a VGA monitor to the laptop. Connect to the VGA port on the right rear. Example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

You can use a CRT type monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable.
By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.

No?
Press, and hold the Fn key down, and at the same time tap the F8 key ONCE.
Still no?
There are at least 3 display options available;

1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F8 key.

No display on the external VGA monitor, means you have a bad graphics chipset. Replace motherboard.
Display does show on the external VGA monitor, means you have a problem with;

1) Video Cable
or
2) Screen Inverter
or
3) LCD screen

Video Cable:
The Display Panel Cable (Video Cable for Dell), connects to the motherboard by the left Hinge.
Goes under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.
It then connects to the Screen Inverter, and to the back of the Display Panel. (LCD screen for Dell)

From normal opening, and closing of the laptop, the Display Panel Cable may become pinched in the left Hinge.
This can cause;
A) The connection at the motherboard to come loose
B) The connection at the back of the Display Panel to come loose
C) Stretch the wires inside the Display Panel Cable's sheath, and damage the wires. (Break)

If you are lucky just the connection at the motherboard, and/or connection at the back of the Display panel, may have come loose.

Diagnoses is to NOT just look at the connections, but physically push the connectors of the Display Panel Cable, into the connector at the motherboard, AND back of the Display Panel.

Visually inspect the Display Panel Cable's sheath. Do you see any outward appearance of damage? This means the tiny wires inside may be damaged.
Replace the Display Panel Cable.

Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Remove the Keyboard Cover.

Unfasten the Keyboard, LEAVING the Keyboard Cable ATTACHED to the motherboard. Roll the Keyboard over, and lay it upside down on the Palm Rest Cover,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1420/en/SM/display.htm#wp1129771

[ NOTE*
Two Philips head screws at top of Keyboard. After removing, lift the top of the Keyboard up a little, slide it a LITTLE towards the Display Panel.
DO NOT lift it straight up at first.
There are 3 plastic tabs on the bottom of the Keyboard, that slide into the Palm Rest Cover. If you pick it straight up you will break those tabs off ]

In Removing the Display Assembly, note where number 1 points to.
This is the Display Panel Cable's connection, TO the motherboard.

Note where number 2 points to. Those cables going to the Mini-Card Antenna, HAVE to be reconnected, right back to the SAME terminals on the Mini-Card. Make a mark on the cables, and matching marks on the Mini-Card.

Use the instructions in Removing the Display Bezel.
Use the instructions in Removing the Display Panel.

View the last illustration in Removing the Display Panel.
Note how the Display Panel Cable attaches to the Display Panel, and Screen Inverter

Number 2 points to the connection at the back of the Display Panel
Number 6 points to the connection to the Screen Inverter
The Black connector that is not numbered at the bottom, is the motherboard connector of the Display Panel Cable.

This is a better view of the screen Inverter,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-1420-1421-LCD-Inverter-Backlight-Combo-/370274752470

Display Panel Cable checks out? Look at the screen Inverter. This small circuit board is located at the bottom of the Display Panel, and behind the Display Bezel. Closer look at link listed above.

Is the cable coming from the Display Panel Cable, plugged in tightly to it?
Does the screen Inverter look damaged?

Post back in a Comment, and we will go from there.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 09, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop

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Left side on my laptop monitor is black, is it the monitor or the grapic card that is bad


If you have an external monitor, plug it into your laptop. If, on the external monitor, there is also graphical errors, it's your GPU, if not, then it's your display.

If you don't have one, it's a little more tricky. Generally, if it's a display issue, it will affect absolutely everything, all the time, the same way. If it's a GPU issue, you're going to see fluctuations, flickering, and just general weirdness.

The only way to tell for certain is to swap parts. Since a monitors is far easier to plug in than another GPU, that's your best bet to be sure.

Jan 08, 2012 | Dell Latitude D820 Notebook

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Hi I have HP dv6767tx laptop which i purchased in april 2008 But 1 year ago, all of a sudden a bright strip around 1 to 2 inches in thickness appeared on the extreme left of the lcd screen. Affected...


very sorry to tell you that the lcd has gone bad because your laptop shows exact symptoms of this case.
As per what some HP costumers have told me HP takes this as a physical damage and does not give them a warranty even if it is in the warranty cover
Finally you will need to get it replaced

This is the most expensive fix after a motherboard and may cost you $180 or 8000-9000 INR

Jul 26, 2011 | HP PC Laptops

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When i turn on my dell vostro a860 the screen is black.When I plug in external monitor shows pictures on both (monitor and laptop).When I disconnect external monitor the laptop works fine.The trouble is...


Windows Vista® 1 Right-click an open area of the desktop. 2 Click Personalize. The Personalize appearance and sounds window appears. 3 Click Display Settings. 4 Select the external LCD monitor in the drop-down menu.Monitors and Displays 51 5 In the Display Settings window, move the Resolution slider bar to the left or right to select a screen resolution that matches the native resolution of the external LCD monitor. 6 Click OK. Windows® XP 1 Right-click an open area of the desktop. 2 Click Properties. The Display Properties window appears. 3 Select the Settings tab. 4 Select the external LCD monitor in the Display drop-down menu. 5 Under the Screen resolution section, move the slide bar to the left or right to select a screen resolution that matches the native resolution of the external LCD monitor. 6 Click OK.

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I recently updated this netbook using the Windows 7 upgrade and went through the entire tech support call with Microsoft regarding accurate procedures to upgrade from xp to Windows 7. The netbook worked...


To let you know one FACT....
MS tech support is JUNK....
If you still want to use them it's you call.....

Solution
Get an external monitor and fix that to the monitor port (watch this video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7MZ23T-NRg&feature=fvw

on the back or on side of the notebook serial port
if display on monitor is ok then there is some issue with you laptop display
if hardware is the issue
you need to aproach a tech shop to fix the issue

OS upgrades dont spoil hardwares....

Nov 29, 2010 | ASUS Eee 1008HA Netbook

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Hook netbook to tv with rca cables


after hooking it the TV we need to toogle to the external monitor.
Presentation or mirrored display mode
  1. Right-click an empty space on the desktop, and select Personalize .
  2. Select Display Settings
  3. When the New Display Detected dialog box appears, the images on both of the displays will be automatically mirrored.
  4. (Optional) To adjust the resolution, so that the display area of the monitors are the same size in the Display Settings window, select a monitor and slide the resolution slide bar. Click OK to save the setting and exit.
The computer is now ready to display the same screen on all output devices, from monitors to projectors. Press the fn and f4 function keys at the same time to switch the image from the notebook display, to the external monitor, or to both. Extending the desktop
  1. Right-click an empty space on the desktop, and select Personalize .
  2. Select Display Settings c01431951.jpg
  3. Select the monitor representing your second display. Click the Extend the desktop onto this monitor checkbox and click OK . NOTE: To help identify your monitors, click Identify Monitors . The numbers 1 or 2 are shown on the monitor icons to help you identify them.
  4. (Optional) To adjust the resolution, in the Display Settings window, select a monitor and slide the resolution slide bar. Click OK to save the setting and exit.
  5. (Optional) To change the direction the desktop will extend (left or right to match how the displays are physically set up), select a monitor and drag it to the desired position.

Apr 04, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Hello, I have a problem with hp pavilion dv


Try lowering your display settings when it is hooked up to the external monitor. Then try the laptop screen again.
Right click an open area of the desktop, select properties, click the display tab. In the lower left of the box there is a settings slider, try lowering the settings and see if it gets better.

Dec 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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How to adjust screen resolution with external monitor/hp pavillion dv 2000 laptop


1.Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen

2.Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the drop down list

3.Left-click on Settings in Display Properties window.

4.Left-click on the 1 monitor icon to adjust the screen resolution for the HP dv2000 LCD screen.

Left-click on the 2 monitor icon to adjust the screen resolution for the external monitor.

5.Go down to where you see the heading - Screen Resolution, and the slider underneath the heading.

Left-click right on the slider, hold the mouse button down, and slide to the Right to increase resolution, to the Left to decrease resolution.

Oct 19, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop...

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1/2 screen Blk w 2" Stripes & UPSIDE DOWN/drop Dell Inspiron2200


well im not a great tech but i can give you one solution, you can try to connect it to ANY monitor from the VGA port of your laptop, just find a PC monitor to do this with. to "flip" the screen to different angles you will have to be logged on.

Hope this helps, i you have any further questions just ask

Apr 10, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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