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Monitor remains black when computer is turned on (images there but black). happened before, hit Function/F8 (crt/lcd). would turn back on. now it doesn't. argh.

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Hello,

If you barely see images on screen, try to use function key and Up arrow key together to increase the brightness.

If not working, then the backlight bulb of LCD is failed and need to replace.

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