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Display screen does not work

I have a Mac ibook notebook computer, Model A1104, Ser # UV2522PPN4R, 14 inch display. The display no longer displays anything, just blank screen.

I was wondering how I would be able to connect a VGA monitor to it through the DVI jack, I have a DVI to VGA adapter. But it seems that in order to connect the external monitor, you must do this on the computer. So I cannot get the connection to work. My VGA just stays blank and off.

When I turn it on, the computer does it startup sound and the system seems to be booting up.

Is there any key combinations I can do to get the external monitor to work?

Thanks for any help and info you can give me.
Lee J.

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  • zorba483129 Jun 04, 2009

    Hi Smartr10U
    Booting up with the VGA monitor does not do "it" as I said in my post. The system is booting up, but nothing shows on my NB Screen

    You say:
    "Secondly try going to the system preferences panel- It should be in the dock - the icon with the apple and the light switch.
    Try to "detect displays" and see if it comes up in the menu and if the screen responds."

    It is impossible to follow your suggestion if I do not have any display on the screen.

    I have a Toshiba NB, and I can switch to an external monitor by hitting Fn and F5.
    I was looking for a similar capability on the ibook.

    But thanks for your time and effort to help me solve this problem.

    Lee J.



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First of all, try a restart with the monitor attached.
Secondly try going to the system preferences panel- It should be in the dock - the icon with the apple and the light switch.
Try to "detect displays" and see if it comes up in the menu and if the screen responds..

Let me know what you find out.

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