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Screen on my laptop will not work. Black screen.

My Laptop (gateway ml3080) shows no display on the screen. Just a black screen. And the only light that is on is the power cord light(when plugged in). And there is no faint light or whatsoever. I am not sure if it a loose connection from the motherboard to the lcd or what. But I have not tested if it works on an external monitor yet.

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  • Austin Garrett May 28, 2009

    I am going to test it on an external monitor today.

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Test if it works on external monitor. If it does, then turn the computer on, remove the battery, then reinsert the battery. That little trick has worked several times for me and my customers. If the external monitor does NOT work, then you probably have a bad video chip in the computer's motherboard.... by the time you fix it, you could almost by a new machine.

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Lewis Fulkerson
    Lewis Fulkerson May 30, 2009

    Good luck. If the external monitor test works, and removing and replacing the battery doesn't fix the problem, then you may want to get online and price some screens.

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