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Re: cat stepped on button a faded my screen how to...
You'll need a 2 button combination for this fix. All the cat did was adjust the screen brightness. Look at the bottom of your keyboard on the left side for a button that has Fn in light blue -this is the Function key. It controls the other keys that have a second function on them also in blue. On your right side, you'll see keys that look like a sun or lightbulb depending on your model. By holding down the Fn key and tapping either key, you will increase or decrease the brightness of the screen.
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The lcd screen or video card inside the computer is going bad. To
isolate the problem connect an external monitor to the laptop. Borrow a
monitor from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker to connect to
Plug in an external monitor and see if
display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big
monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga
port. If the external monitor displays without a probem that proves
your video card is ok and your lcd screen is going bad. If the external
monitor displays by fading in and out like your lcd screen, then your
video card inside the computer is going bad.
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.
Hold the CTRL and ALT key and press the "UP" arrow key on the keyboard.
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Have you checked the brightness options for the screen using the HP function keys? Fn +F7 or Fn+F8 should adjust the brightness of the screen for that C306 model laptop. If adjusting the brightness has no response then try the next steps.
What happens if you turn the computer off, plug it into an external monitor or projector, and then turn the computer back on? If the video displays correctly on a computer monitor or projector, but it stays dim on the LCD screen of the laptop, then the laptop LCD Screen Back-light or inverter is probably going out. You'll need to contact HP for a replacement part or take the laptop to a certified repair center.
If you have USB drive ( 250 GB) you can copy the complete folder by clicking and dragging the content to the USB drive. 2. You can use the "backup" feature in Windows to move the desired folders to the USB drive or to a DVD 3. The instruction are found in the "help & support" in the under the Windows "start" button or in the case of Windows7 the Windows Orb ( right hand side of the screen) on the popup screen. There should be step by step instruction for you there. I hope this helps.
Sounds like the backlight is going out. Youĺl need to replace the LCD screen. You can find them on ebay. Just make sure you purchase the correct one for your laptop. You will need to take out the screen to see who makes it and the number. Go to dell.com/support to find your manual, if you feel like you can do it yourself.
It's not a contrast / brightness issue, even at the lowest setting the screen would look normal and probably not the way you're seeing it now. It's likely that the inverter or backlight went out on the lcd. You could possibly turn them up the highest level, but it would still need to be serviced by Acer for it to work correctly.