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No screen on starting laptop

When starting the laptop there is screen, no light just a black display.

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  • rastatab Jan 21, 2008

    Have done all the usual pull out and replace, the hard disk works in another laptop, tried using an external monitor but still not even a BIOS screen, may be a problem in the graphics part of the motherboard?, anybody with directions on how to check and repair? ...with thanks

  • rastatab Jan 29, 2008

    Well I pulled the laptop apart as much as I could and cleaned the inner memory module contacts, then had a look at the connection from the motherboard to the screen it popped out without any resistance like you would expect from muti array type plugs, pushed it back into place, reasembled the laptop and switched it on, everything worked as normal,

    conclude that someone else has had the laptop apart before it got to me for repair. BIG thanks to all, I don't charge money and only help disadvantaged people with computer problems.

  • cma_verma Jul 16, 2008

    As soon as i switch my pc on,nothing appears, only black screen.

    and now that black screen has also dissappeared and there is no activity in my laptop.

    My Laptops model no is : Compaq M2000



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Having the same issue. Went through the same sequence that you took. Try removing the second memory module. Mine boots with the first module populated but not both. Root cause: suspect over heating.

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Try to re-seat the memory, the memory might loose

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