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  • Joanne Tucker Sep 29, 2009

    I am out of town and don't have access to an external monitor. I can hear the computer start up but the entire screen flashes alternating between black and gray about once a second. There is no picture at all on the laptop. I tried reseating the memory chips but that didn't help.

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Try the laptop with a external monitor, the laptop should have a external monitor connector, vga most likely on the sides or on the back.

Does the computer continue to start up after the screen has flashed? do you see picture on the external monitor?

do you see faint picture on the monitor if you look at it under a light or in a dark room?

Do answer all of the questions asked and provide as much detail as possible.

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Ekse

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  • Ekse Sep 29, 2009

    Try to get the laptop tested with another display. If you don't get picture on the external display the laptop's video adapter has most likely failed, since its build into the mainboard, in most case, the whole mainboard would need to be replaced and that would cost more than the price of a new laptop.

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