Question about Compaq PC Laptops
Hi all. I turned on my monitor, heard a 'boom' sound, and the monitor went black. Tried pressing the off button and turning it on again, didn't work. Is this probably a problem with the monitor?
Rather than spending money on repairing the monitor, I'm thinking of buying a cheap external monitor. Any recommendations?
Also how do I hook it up (since the laptop monitor is dead)?
You need to determine the fault first.
Can you determine exactly where the boom came from (the adapter or laptop)?
When you turn on your laptop does the LED lights indicating that there is power to the laptop and you can hear the hard drive spinning as well as the fan?
Do you know the power adapter is OK (you can test it with a multimeter)?
If the laptop is dead then the external monitor is of no use.
The laptop normally has a blue video output connector, usually on the back edge of the laptop where you can connect an external monitor or a data projector. When a monitor or projector is powered up first and then the laptop the display goes to the external video first. You can switch between the laptop screen and external video by clicking the blue Fn + F4 function keys.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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