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Monitor Display Hi there,i have a P/Bell monitor,model no: FT500,the display does not show,i.e. blank screen,i believe it may be the display inverter that's faulty.Would lke to know is there any way to repair this,Many thanks.Jay.

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    ken arjoon May 11, 2010

    is this a lcd or crt type monitor

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First check all the cable connection and if all is perfect then press "J" at the system boot.
Otherwise, attach this monitor in another system by which you can clearly understand whtzs going on.

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I have a Sony vaio PCG 5K7P, and it's not getting started...when I switch it on...only the fan works and the lights on wifi and the charger are working....no display on the screen and no processor


Laptop on, shine a flashlight at the LCD screen at various angles.
If you see a faint image the problem is the Backlight, or screen Inverter.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault can be attributed to a bad screen Inverter.
(IF the laptop uses a screen Inverter.
CCFL backlighting uses a screen Inverter.
LED backlighting may, or may Not use a screen Inverter)

No faint images?

See if the problem is the graphics chipset, or Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

Graphics chipset:
Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.

This is an example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector, (port),

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

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

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type of monitor 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 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, and at the same time tap once on the F8 key. (The F8 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)
Still no display on external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F8 key.

No display on external monitor, suggests a problem with the graphics chipset.

Most of the time the graphics chipset itself isn't the problem.
It is due to inadequate cooling for the graphics chipset, and this causes a problem with the MOUNTING, of the graphics chipset TO motherboard. (BGA surface mount)

If this is found to be the problem I will go into more detail.
I don't believe that is your problem, but there is NO guessing here.
We are following a diagnostic flowchart.

Good graphics on the external VGA monitor, means there is a problem with the Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

A) Video Cable connections can be loose.
Connection at motherboard side, or connection of small cable to screen Inverter from Video Cable, (IF it uses a screen Inverter), or connection at back of LCD screen.

A LOT of times a loose connection can cause what you are seeing.

Video Cable could be damaged. Wires inside stretched/broken.

Inside the Display Assembly:
Video Cable checks out after a continuity test, then the screen Inverter is next in the diagnosis. (IF a screen Inverter is used)

Screen Inverter proves to be good, the problem is the LCD screen.
NO screen Inverter is used, the problem is the LCD screen.

Sony drives me crazy with their model numbering system.
What is the other model number on the bottom of the laptop?
Start with a VGN?
Post back in a Comment.

Once I have a model number I can deal with, I will post back with step by step info, and additional manual information.
(Service Manual. Perhaps pictorial guides, and video/s)

Regards,
joecoolvette

[Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

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

The I.C., or chipset for graphics, is the graphics chipset; or more properly known as the G.P.U.
Graphics Processing Unit,

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

Jan 22, 2013 | Sony VAIO Computers & Internet

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I have a TJ68 packard bell Easynote laptop, it will power up, but display screen is black and flickers. I connect a vga cable to an external monitor and can see contents of laptop on external monitor.


The fact that you can see the desktop on the external monitor means your LCD Inverter on the laptop is bad. The video card in the laptop is good, otherwise you would not be able to see the desktop on either screen.

Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barely see the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works, then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash light and nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card is bad.


The lcd inverter can be purchased on ebay for less than $15. It is located at the bottom of the lcd screen. You'll have to remove the plastic strip that is around the lcd screen by removing the plastic or rubber bumpers that have screws under them. Normally there will be bumpers at each corner and maybe along the insides on the plastic strip. Remove the bumpers, the screws and pry the plastic strip off with a little force with your fingers. You will then see the lcd inverter at the bottom of the lcd screen.

Just put your computer's name and model in the ebay search followed by lcd inverter.

Actually it looks like your laptop uses the LED screen instead of LCD so it will not have the LCD Inverter. You will have to purchase a new screen. I found the one below on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Packard-Bell-EasyNote-TJ68-AU-065UK-LAPTOP-LED-LCD-SCREEN-/400293582889?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item5d335b5829

May 13, 2012 | Packard Bell Computers & Internet

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Screen blank with white dot


Problem with;

1) Video cable:

A) Video cable connection on motherboard side is loose, and/or on back of LCD screen.

B) Video cable is damaged.

2) screen Inverter:

screen Inverter is bad.

3) LCD screen:

LCD screen is bad.

4) Graphics chipset:

Graphics chipset is bad.

Suggest you connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port (Connector) on your laptop.
See if the problem is the graphics chipset, Or video cable, Or display assembly.

You didn't state what manufacturer and Model Number of laptop this is.
All I can do is state generic information.

This is an example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector,

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

The VGA connector will be on the side, or back of your laptop.
For the VGA monitor you can use a CRT type monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable.

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect the external VGA monitor to the laptop.
Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.

Turn the laptop on.
By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
IF not;

There are at least 3 display options.
1) Laptop internal monitor ONLY
2) Laptop internal monitor AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.
(For an example HP's usually use the F4 key for a Display Toggle-Over key)

Display shows the same on the external VGA monitor?
You have a bad graphics chipset.

[ Some laptops have been erroneously stated as having a graphics card, when in fact they do not.
The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is soldered directly to the motherboard.
This is Integrated Graphics.

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

There is no changeable, replaceable graphics card. Therefore the solution is motherboard replacement ]

IF, the display is good on the external monitor, you have a problem with the Video Cable, and/or in the Display Assembly.

After diagnosing with an external VGA monitor, post back in a Comment.
Also post the manufacturer name, and model number of the laptop.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 22, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When i switched on my computer,my desktop will no fit onto my screen i have to scroll from side to side with the mouse or up and down to view the complete screen.


Hello,
This can happen if your display resolution settings in windows are set higher then your monitor can support. The display is meant to be set at 1024x768. You can set this by going into the control panel, select display. You will find the option to set the resolution in there,
Regards, Chris

May 19, 2011 | Packard Bell FT500 15" LCD Monitor

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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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I have a second hand packered bell laptop, how can i check the batery power?


for xp go to start, settings, control panel, power options, power meter will display it. start, settings, control panel, power options, advanced, then checking display on task bar and applying will put it on task bar.

Aug 10, 2010 | Packard Bell FT500 15" LCD Monitor

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My packard bell monitor keeps presenting a blank screen. When the computer is turned on, it starts up as normal but then just after the MS screen appears, it turns off and won't show anything on the...


Try this for starters. Shut down the computer like you normally do. Next turn it on and while its booting up press the F8 key(keep tapping it). You should get a menu and on that menu, one of the choices is Safe mode. Select it and press enter. This will boot your computer into a Diagnostic mode where you can troubleshoot hardware software and windows problem in general. If you successfully get into safe mode answer yes to the question it asks and then goto your Device manager..you can get there by rightclicking the mycomputer icon and select properties from the drop down menu then select the Hardware tab on top.and click DEVICE MANAGER. In this screen look for your display adapter..higlight your graphics adapter and right click...then select uninstall...now reboot your computer normally this time dont press the f8 key..gointo WIndows normally. This should reinstall your graphics card and possibly fix the problem.

Jun 17, 2010 | Packard Bell FT500 15" LCD Monitor

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Monitor screen keeps jumping up and down


Hi,

Download and install the most recent driver for both your graphics card and your monitor from the respective manufacturer's websites.

You will most often find these under "support". You will have to know the exact make/model for both to find the right drivers.

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Jun 01, 2010 | Packard Bell FT500 15" LCD Monitor

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Lcd blanks out


Yes, that is one possibility. It could be the cable from the motherboard to the display. Inverters are fairly common problem.

May 14, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 Notebook

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Screen goes blank


Hi jkm007, Sounds like the back light inverter board is bad. It's a very common problem. LCD's use four small cold compact fluorescent bulbs to back light the display. (thats what gives the LCD it's brightness allowing you to see it) The inverter board runs these lights and when they go bad they will typically show symptoms like you have or the monitor power light comes on and you have either no display or a very dim display. If you ever have one that has no display but the power light is on you can check by shining a flashlight directly into the LCD from the front (right into the screen) if you can see an image then it's either the inverter board (most likely) or the CCFL bulbs have gone bad. The inverter board and CCFL's are replaceable. Good Luck, El Duderino

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