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Hello my compaq laptop is just really dark

When i use " fn and f8 " nothing happens ... this happen because i walked away one night and left it on and with a open window but being it was in my sons room i lowered the screen but did not close it all the way,.... i had planed on comming back to it but got sidetracked

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    what is Fn+F8 supposed to do?

  • Josh Marquez May 11, 2010

    Is the screen just dim or is there no picture at all?



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If the screen is just dark but you can see images still, it might jsut be the backlight i suggest a power reset (unplug and remove battery, hold power button down for 1 minute no less, replace the plug and battery) after doing so it should work, if not call ompaq its a hardware issue, now in the event its completely black try the same thing, either way it sounds liek hardware.

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