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I880 External Display

On the external display after 3 minutes my screen goes dark and just shows the time. How do I get the external display to stay on the screen that shows the nextel screen that shows the if I have service and if I have missed calls or a voicemail. When it goes to the screen with just the time you can't see if you have missed any calls.

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  • Excav8 May 18, 2008

    Missed calls and voice mail don't display on external screen. I have other Nextel phones that do display this info. Is there a menu item we are missing that will show us this info?

  • W Hamilton Jun 11, 2008

    The external screen only displays the time, and goes dark after a minute. I want to see the time, date, signal strength and battery meter.

  • jerward10 Jun 30, 2008

    My screen will not display anything...its just white

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    my screen also stays white

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    I want the date and time on the external display. I have contacted Motorola tech support, they say it can be done. But haven't been able to do yet. My son also bought one, at the store the date and time came on the external display, when phone was shut off, it did not come back on. The spechs on this phone I printed from your Motorola site, and it says under External Display,( date and time display) If it can't be done, then why put it on the spech sheet of the phone.

  • krcarr Feb 09, 2009

    I would like for my external screen to display missed calls.

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Hi Frankie, i have same problem!!..

Please send me your solution!!

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Go to main menu then to settings push ok push ok on display/info
push ok on wallpaper can you see it now

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Monitor is dark. how to fix?


Walt, hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Acer, F5, Display Toggle-Over key.

There are at least 3 display options available;

1) Internal display of laptop ONLY

2) Internal display of laptop AND external display

3) External display ONLY.

Were you just using the external display for more 'display real estate room', or was/is there a problem with the internal display of the laptop?

Was no problem? Is now? Even when using the guidance stated above for the Fn and F5 key?

Then if your laptop uses a CCFL for a Backlight, it also uses a screen Inverter. Screen Inverter is bad.

If it doesn't use CCFL/s for a backlight, and uses LED backlighting, replace the LCD screen.
The LED backlighting is incorporated in the LCD screen assembly, and you ain't replacing it.
Replace the entire LCD screen.

Post the laptop manufacturer name, and model number in a Comment. Model number is on Bottom of laptop.


Try to hurry as I'm going to a meeting with the head of General Motors, (Obama), and later with Bill Gates.





OH I'M JUST KIDDING!



Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 14, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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T42p display lights for a couple of minutes through startup then goes dark


But fan still runs, and it sounds like the harddrive is spinning?

Diagnose.

Do you have a VGA monitor available?
You can use a CRT type, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect the VGA monitor cable to the left side of the ThinkPad T42. (DisplayPort)

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

By factory default, the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not;

There are at least three display options available;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY.

Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the F7 key. The F7 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

3) Good display on external monitor?
Problem is the video cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

Since the display goes dark after a couple of minutes, I can tell you the problem is the screen Inverter, or Backlight.
(Inside the Display Assembly)

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is a bad screen Inverter.

Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

The Lenovo ThinkPad T42 series of Notebook PC's, uses a single CCFL for a Backlight,

http://www.screentekinc.com/IBM__ThinkPad__T42-series-laptops-lcd-screens.shtml

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. (Bulb)
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

[Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height ]

A screen Inverter converts the power from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

(Older versions of backlighting that used a series of LED's, used a screen Inverter. Newer versions do not. For these replace the LCD screen)

A screen Inverter and an LCD screen are a MATCHED unit. Make sure you get the correct screen Inverter, or LCD screen, when buying.

Primer over.

One example of a screen Inverter for the T42's,

http://battery-adapter.com/product_info.php/products_id/3381/vThinkpad+T42

Pictorial guide for replacing a screen Inverter, in a ThinkPad T42 series of Notebook PC,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-screen-inverter-in-ibm-thinkpad-t40-t40p-t41-t41p-t42-t42p-laptops/

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/01/31/replace-screen-inverter-fix-backlight/

Lenovo Support link to the Hardware Maintenance Manual, for the ThinkPad T42 series of Notebook PC's,
(HMM. It is a Service Manual),

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/default.page?

Click on the bold black subheading -
Hardware maintenance manuals
Then click on the blue -> [+] Click for files

It is a PDF file.
It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 29, 2012 | Lenovo ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Dark sgreen


Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barelysee the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can beany kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vgacable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves yourvideo card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you rebootwithout you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN(Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correctkey for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key willnormally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works,then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash lightand nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card isbad.

May 25, 2012 | Dell Latitude C610 Notebook

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Toshiba m60-104 screen dark new screen new iverter


Have you tried an external monitor?

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If the display shows on the external monitor that proves your video card is ok and your lcd screen is the issue. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If is shows on the external monitor, then you would have to question if the new screen and lcd inverter is bad. Just because they are new don't mean they work. Are you sure you purchased the lcd screen and inverter that is for your model?

May 23, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite M60 Notebook

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When I turn on my HP Pavilion 1x1000 It stays on ,but there is no image on the screen, and stays on please help.


A) Post THE Product Number on the bottom of the laptop. It's in the white Service Tag. P/N = Product Number.

B) On the left/bottom side of the LCD screen frame (Display Bezel), there is a switch. Looks like a small button.

This is the Internal Display Switch. (May not be in this exact position for your model. Look around on the Display Bezel, that surrounds the LCD screen)

When the laptop is closed, the switch turns off the display, (Image on screen), with the computer still on.
Tap it a couple of times lightly, with the eraser on the end of a number 2 pencil.

See if anything happens. That switch may be bad.

C) Laptop off, monitor off, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the laptop.

Example of a VGA cable, and VGA connector, (Port),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

You can use a CRT monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

C) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type of monitor allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

By factory default settings, the display should show on the external VGA monitor.

IF not;
There are at least 3 display options,

1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key. At the same time tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.

Don't know what exact HP laptop you have. For most HP's it is the F2 key, or the F4 key, that is the Display Toggle-Over key.
(Key has an empty rectangle on it, with a vertical line on each side)

Still no display on the external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again. (Bottom left of Keyboard)
Tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key

NO display on the external VGA monitor, means you have a bad graphics chipset.

(By using an external VGA monitor, you are bypassing the Internal Display Switch, and the Display Assembly. (Internal monitor of laptop)

If you have a display on the external VGA monitor, you have a problem with;

1) Video Cable, (Display Panel Cable for HP)
or
2) Display Assembly

Post back with your results, and if you have a display on the external VGA monitor, we will go on.

If you do not have a display on the external VGA monitor, you are looking at motherboard replacement.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette


May 13, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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Black screen w/ faint image


It sounds like the inverter to me.

Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barelysee the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can beany kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vgacable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves yourvideo card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you rebootwithout you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN(Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correctkey for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key willnormally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works,then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash lightand nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card isbad.

Mar 31, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Dell ADAMO 13 w/Vista 64 Random power failure...goes dead in 1 second. Battery fully charged. Happened with external power and when on battery. I have latest BIOS v6.0. I ran pre-boot diagnostics...


If the power totally fails (i.e. power is cut off, LEDs turn off, fans stop, ... etc), then this more likely to be because of a short circuit developing in a failing semiconductor component, or a power supply problem.
However, if the laptop is still running & only the display on its LCD is cut off but the laptop itself stays powered on, then your laptop might be experiencing a failing screen inverter board, a failing screen backlight lamp, or a failing LCD screen cable.

TYPICAL INVERTER FAILURE SYMPTOMS

1. When you turn on the laptop, the screen lights up for a short period of time and then goes dark. You still can see an image but it is very dark, almost invisible and definitely not usable. When you restart the laptop, the screen lights up and then goes dark again. The laptop works fine with an external monitor.
2. Your laptop turns on but the screen remains dark all the time. You still can see a very dim image outline. The laptop works fine with an external monitor.
3. The laptop screen works fine for hours or even days, but sometimes it goes very dark as it mentioned above. When you restart the laptop, the screen works fine again.

Inverter failure symptoms are very similar to backlight lamp failure symptoms and in most cases you cannot tell which one is causing the problem until you replace either the inverter board or the backlight lamp. From my personal experience, inverter boards fail more often than backlight lamps. If you have to guess, replace the inverter first.

Feb 07, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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The display on my 640M goes blank at random intervals after boot up. Could be 15 minutes, could be 2 hours. When I hook up an external display, it works fine with no issues. When I try to toggle between...


I think you may have answered your own question just by the process of elimination. The problem with these cables is that usually they are in close proximity to the hinge and this over time can cause rub points that will weaken or fail the cable. Most cables run near the hinges should be replaced every 3-5 years to make sure that un-necessary repairs don't occur. If you are getting good signal to the external monitor then I'm sure you can rule out the graphics chip. The only other things it can be are the new inverter and/or screen....new items are prone to arrive damaged or defective.

Jan 05, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 640m Notebook

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The screen goes very dark within a minute after booting up = I can just barely see the menu page


When you say screen goes very dark when it booted to windows so it means that when you turned on the laptop when the dell logo flashes the screen was fine? if thats the case could you please try this. after turning on the laptop you will see the dell logo flashes immediately keep tapping on F2 and then it will show you the BIOS setup utility, please check if in BIOS setup display goes dark as well. If yes then try this, after turning on the computer when dell logo flashes keep tapping on F12 to boot menu then select utility partition to run the diagnostics. Please run test on the LCD check if display goes black when running the LCD test. Then try this when you sees the dell logo keep tapping on F8 to boot in safe mode check if in safe mode display goes very dark. Try this too, boot in F8 then select last known good configuration check if the settings on your display will be fix. If you can boot to safe mode no problem then uninstall the display or video driver. then restart computer.
You can also try to connect an external monitor if you have one just try to isolate if issue is on the LCD or the video card. If the display is dark as well in external monitor then video card needs to be reseated if fails then replaced. In situation like this most video cards is integrated to the motherboards. So replace motherboard.

Dec 08, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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Monitor does not display picture. If i turn off and turn back on it displays screen for only 2-3 seconds then goes black?


Plase update Display/graphics driver.
If you have a external monitor try plugging into notebook, if the external monitor works fine, you can replace the display.

>Check in safemode>If its stays for long time, it could be an issue with Virus.
>Check in BIOS as well
>If the external monitor is also acting in a same way, you may have replace the system board

Jun 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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