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Looks like you have a major problem. The most common reason for this kind of failure is that the driver card (hardware) in the laptop has failed and needs to be replaced with a new one.
If the laptop is under warranty, then you can get it fixed that way - contact your laptop supplier for this.
Otherwise, find a computer shop that will be able to install a new driver card for your model of laptop.
Your laptop will otherwise be useless without a fully-functioning screen.

If the laptop is an old model and you have sufficient funds, then it may be worth considering the option of buying a new replacement laptop. If you take that course, you will need to copy all your data from the old/failed laptop to the new one:

DO THIS: Assuming the hard drive on the failed laptop is still operational, you will be able to copy all your useful data from it across to the new laptop's hard drive.

The easiest thing to do is take out the hard drive from the failed laptop, put it into a portable drive carrier with USB connection (you can buy this from a computer shop) and copy the data from it onto the new laptop's hard drive. That can be a real help when a laptop is not working and I have used it on several occasions when I or my customers have had a broken/failed laptop.

Good luck!

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

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