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Gateway model # CX 2618

I recently took my laptop on a business trip when I returned I pluged in the laptop and now the screen is dark and blank. is there a trouble shooting I can do before i pay to have gateway fix it.

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First test if it works on an external monitor. If it does you will need to clear the CMOS. To clear it:
remove the battery, unplug the cord, and hold the ON button down for 30-60 seconds. Then turn it on. Thats how you clear it on most laptops.
If it does not work on the external monitor, you probally have a bad video card and need to replace the old one

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Shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can see a faint image. If you can it is a back light. If you can not it could be a few other things.

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    Shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can see a faint image. If you can it is a back light. If you can not it could be a few other things.

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