I have a amilo pro laptop and today when I boot it up nothing displays on the screen.
I attached the laptop to a monitor and the message is: Autodetect and Powersave mode.
How can I get the laptop to display on the laptop monitor.
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Re: Laptop doesn't display when booting up
Be sure to be on AC and have battery recharging. Then find on your keyboard the key used to circle through active display, it's usually having a screen icon on same color than FN (function) key. Use both to change your active display: Main > external > both pause between changes, system needs time for reset.
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press F12 for boot manager before the screen displays bootmgr compressed.. Sounds like your hard drive may have developed a problem. When you press f12 you should get some startup options.insert your OS CD go to DOS window and type in your OS drive (usualy C:\) type in bootrec /FixMbr then type in bootrec /fixboot then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd then type in exit restart your computer
Try connecting the laptop to an external monitor and see if all is working Ok with that, if it is, then you may need to get the laptop display serviced - if it does the same on the external display, then try booting the laptop from a CD or DVD such as an OS install CD (Windows or Linux) or a boot utility CD such as Hiren's Boot CD - this will allow you to test whether the problem lays with your installed operating system or with the hardware. . . . Note: do not go any further than the initial displays if using an OS install CD unless you are using a Linux Live boot CD which will not destroy your installed operating system. . . .See
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/ to download a copy of Hiren's Boot CD to burn to a CD. . . .See
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download to download a copy of a Ubuntu (Linux) Live CD.
When turning on your computer, there should be a screen display either in your brand logo that promts to press a key to enter setup,bios etc. or boot priority. If it takes you into the BOIS menu, go to the boot tab, and change your boot priority to usb as first boot priority. Save and exit, you should be good to go. Should boot from the usb dvd.
Are you getting the BIOS info on the screen?
If you can access the BIOS check all the setting.
Hard Drive installed, Boot Sequence and so-on.
If you get NOTHING on the screen but can hear it "running", try plugging in a Monitor, you may have to find the monitor key, usually = hold "Fn" + Press "F5" to switch screen to monitor to both.
It may be the lcd or windows, press F8 on start up and see if you get a safe mode screen, if so highlight start windows with last known good configuration and allow a re-boot.
If it is the lcd you can shine a torch at the screen to see if you can see the startup screen, if so the back light may be damaged and in need of a professional repairer