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Laptop screen in complete darkness but external monitor works fine

I just unplugged lcd display and replaced my broken hinges on the HP laptop. When I plugged it back, I'm not getting anything on the lcd screen. I've checked the inverter, screen, and I get no response.

any thoughts?

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Re: laptop screen in complete darkness but external...

I have a problem with my hp laptop monitor's hinges, could you link where you were able to purchase those hinges?

Also, make sure you monitor's ribbon cable isn't missing any wires or that all of those wires are fully contacting.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Re: laptop screen in complete darkness but external...

Make sure to check that it's plugged in on both ends - at the motherboard and on back of the screen.

The other possibility is that your inverter got shorted out somewhere along the way. Try shining a flashlight on the screen - if the cable is plugged in ok you will see a faint imge.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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The CCFL lamp is located at the bottom of the LCD screen behind the plastic bezel in between the hinges.
You maybe able to get a CCFL lamp from this WEB site.
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Laptop LCD hinges

LCD hinges are to hold the display open while you do your work. It is NOT so you can lift the laptop. If you lift the unit by the LCD, the weight of the lower unit can flop open and damage the hinges and/or crack the LCD. This could also damage the LCD cable which will cost much money. So don't do it. If you're having trouble with a dark Display, look really close at the LCD. If you can see an image, the backlight or the LCD inverter has gone bad. You may be able to connect to an external monitor to complete what you're doing. If there is no image, the LCD may be bad or the video card could be bad. Some, in fact most, modern laptops only have one board. The motherboard. This means that the mother board must be replaced. Sorry. I didn't design it. The good news is that replacing the mother board is usually cheaper than buying a new laptop.

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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.



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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.

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This could be due to presence of static charges or hardware malfunction of video card or defective LCD display screen of your notebook. To isolate this issue, perform the following:


To perform a hard reset, please follow the steps listed below:

1. Unplug the AC adapter from the notebook PC and remove from any port replicator or docking station.
2. Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment.
3. Press and hold down the power button for about 20 seconds.
4. Insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the notebook PC.
5. Press the power button to turn the notebook PC back on.

This will discharge the static charges from the notebook. Now check for the issue. If the issue persists then connect an external monitor to the notebook and check if it works fine. You can follow the steps listed below to connect an external monitor to the notebook.

1. Turn off the notebook.
2. Connect the monitor cable from the external monitor to the monitor port on the rear/side of the computer.
3. Connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on.
4. Press the Power button to turn on the computer.

At this time, please follow the instructions mentioned below for switching the display to the external monitor:

The notebook's video card supports three modes. Built-in screen only; external video only; and both on simultaneously (mirrored). If you're not seeing the image on the desired device(s), the notebook's video card is probably in another mode. Press FN + F4 to cycle through the display options: Notebook display, External monitor, both.

If you press FN + F4 once, the external monitor will display & there will be no Notebook LCD display.
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If you press FN + F4 thrice, both Notebook LCD & external monitor will display.

If the issue persists on the external monitor, then this could be due to defective video card on the notebook. However, if the display on the external monitor is fine, then the issue is with the LCD display panel of the notebook. In either cases, the notebook requires a detailed onsite diagnosis by a service technician.

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Hello there.
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For contacting HP chat support click on this link or copy and paste it in address bar of a web browser.

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