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Screen has no power

I just received a used Toshiba Libretto 70CT notebook and was told it had some issues. When I power up the device I see the lights turn on to indicate power and hear the hard drive and fans starting. The screen remains black and does not receive power. I am wanting to know how to troubleshoot this problem. I am guessing it could just be a bad connection to the power or that maybe the screen has died. All information is helpful! Thanks

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1. take a flashlight and light on the display after you started the computer and waited for about 5 minutes, if you can see the windows environment the inverter needs to be replaced (normally it's in the display frame under the display)
2. attach an external monitor to the laptop and boot. if the monitor shows something you don't have a defective graphic-card (maybe you must push fn + one of the fn-buttons showing a monitor)

if you don't get anything displayd by an external monitor the graphic-card might be defective - you would need a "new" motherboard then

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