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How do I turn on the external monitor my notebook monitor will not stay on it's a gateway 7320

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My screen keep going white


To me this is a hardware problem.

Let's diagnose, and see Shunka_Reid.
Connect a VGA monitor to the laptop.

A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.

http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2009/gateway/nv/NV78/NV78lv.shtml

Number 3 - External VGA display port

General example of VGA connector (port), and VGA cable,

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

Scroll down a little for the VGA cable example.

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

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-crt-monitor.htm

B) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type 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 available;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor.
3) External VGA monitor ONLY.

Press, and hold the Fn key down, and at the SAME time tap once on the F4 key.
The F4 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

Still no?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap on the F4 key once more.

Do you get a good display on the external VGA monitor?
Post back in a Comment.

Also, has the laptop ever been cleaned on the Inside, to your knowledge?

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Have a Gateway Notebook KAV-60 with a broken screen. Trying to connect to an external monitor without any prompts or commands, as I can't see the screen. With an Acer Netbook I just plugged in the


Make sure the vga cable is in tight on the kav-60 and the external monitor.

Try the keystrokes to toggle the display. Normally you would Press and Hold the FN function key located at the lower left on the keyboard then hit the key F1 thru F12 that toggles the display. The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit will have LCD/CRT on it or it will have the icon of a display. The display toggles in three stages ( laptop only, external only or both laptop and external).

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Ho do i connect external monitor to my mt 3422


Most laptops have a 15pin video connector to allow an external monitor to be attached to the laptop. Power up the external monitor first and then boot up the laptop, the video information will automatically switch to the external mpnitor.

Mar 04, 2012 | Gateway MT3422 RTL Notebook

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No display but ram and processor is okey..


1.Confirm the Gateway notebook is not powered off or in standby mode. Tap the power button to turn on or wake the computer.

2.Check the screen brightness. Hold down the "Fn" key, then tap the up arrow on the directional pad to increase the brightness of your Gateway 400's display.

3.Toggle the notebook display. If you have an external monitor hooked up to the laptop, hold down "Fn." Press "F3" until the display switches to the laptop, or until both the laptop and the external monitor display an active screen.

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THE MONITOR ON MY ONE PIECE GATEWAY PC IS BLACK BUT THERE IS POWER TO THE COMPUTER. TRIED PLUGGING IN AN EXTERNAL MONITOR BUT HOW DO I GET IT TO WORK WITH THE COMPUTER?


Addressing this as a Gateway 4540GZ PC Notebook. If it is a different computer please state in a Comment.

Gateway Support > Gateway 4540GZ main support page,

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gateway/4536GZ/4356nv.shtml

User Guides > Click on > 8510221-Gateway Notebook User Guide

Page 31 - System Key Combinations

Press the Fn key, and the F4 key to toggle over to an external monitor.

(External monitor plugged into the VGA port on the back of the laptop, and turned on,

VGA port,

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SVGA_port.jpg

Nov 02, 2010 | Gateway 4540GZ Notebook

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Yea i have a gateway 450sx4 laptop and when i turn it on it stays black for a while and when the screen finally turns on it blurry and its different colors and it just shows lines how can i fix this?


It's likely that your screen is "fried" (faulty) ... try to connect your laptop to an external VGA monitor, and see if the screen shows up (on the external monitor) properly. You may have to toggle the output display (device) from computer screen to external monitor ..using Fn+F3.
If it displays on your external monitor properly, it means your laptop screen is no good. You can replace the laptop screen, or just continue to use the external monitor.
If it does the same (blurry & different color, etc.) on your external monitor, then, your video card/module on your laptop is bad. This usually happens less often.

Aug 11, 2010 | Gateway 450SX4 Notebook

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When I turn on my computer, the screen stays black


You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out
www.lcdparts.net

Sep 09, 2009 | Gateway MX6956 Notebook

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Question regaurding two different gateway laptops


Hi!

I compared them, the on you have is a good laptop, the one you consider to by is not.
The one you have has on mobile prosessor 2,7ghz, the 450 has an pentium4, that will get that laptop warmer and it will consume mote electricity

The 7320 have 512mb ram and you can upgrade it to 1,5gb ram if you want. The 450 have 512mb ram and thats the maximum it can have.

The 7320 has an 15.4 in TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) screen. The 450 has 14.1 in TFT active matrix 1024 x 768 screen.

The 7320 has Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Shared video memory . The 450 has ATI Mobility Radeon M6-P 32.0 MB

In my opinion, the only thing thats better on the 450 is the videocard, and that just a little bit better.

So my advice is..DONT buy that 450, there are better laptops out there for a good price.

I hope the info i gave you helped
If you have further questions, just ask me and i will do my best to help you

Good luck
Nic
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MX 6124 Gateway notebook screen stays black when powering up


Repaired! This sounde like a fuelty screen or screen inverter. To check this, connect to an external monitor, if the external works properly, then it's the screen or inverter. If the external doesn't work, let me know and we'll run the problem down to a more indepth (internal) trouble shoot.

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Gsteway notebook Screen does not stay on can plug laptop into another monitor and it works fine.


get the LCD on your Gateway system replaced or repaired
contact a local technician
as you are getting display on an external monitor so it makes sure that the screen on your laptop has gone bad.

Jun 18, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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