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Works on external monitor, but not on internal

My 1692 works fine on an external monitor.

however, the internal display does not work.  instead, i see either a blank white screen or blue vertical lines.

is it possible that this is a motherboard problem?  or would the fact that i can see it on an external screen overrule the motherboard issue?

if so, then the problem must be with the screen itself or the screen cable?

what do you think?

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Re: Works on external monitor, but not on internal

I think you must to change your LCD SCREEN or you use a crt display.Your motherboard is ok.
I've another problem, it's a video display. in Dos mode i have a half of screen and i can't use my
laptop under Windows but it's work fine with Linux.
I'd like to know if you have the bios for this laptop, i'm looking for this for a long time ! (not found on hp web site).
If yes please can you send it to me at this email:
Many Thanks,

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Re: Works on external monitor, but not on internal

You graphics chip/card may be loose or the connections are loose

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Re: Works on external monitor, but not on internal

No it's not motherboard problem u have to change monitor!!!

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