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Gateway laptop screen blank

My screen will not turn on even with an external monitor connected

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If your laptop does not display a POST (power on start test)information your RAM could be faulty or the RAM is not making proper electrical connection.
Try reseating your RAM (memory), remove and reinsert the memory module a few times. Then reboot your laptop.

If it still does not work, then the memory may be faulty. You could test your memory in another laptop or try memory from another laptop in your laptop, to determine whether your memory is OK or not before you commit to buy new RAM.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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