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Everytime i turn on the laptop, there is this beep sound then it just hang up..the screen only shows F1 and F12 functions but cannot be access after the beep sound..i just turn it on and off until it operates normally..

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This is a sign that the Hard drive had already failed and "crashed". You need to replace your hard drive and re-install the operating system for your lap top

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Your Video Card (Graphics Card) is probably bad. To isolate the problem connect another monitor to the computer. Borrow a monitor from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker and connect it to the computer. If the Borrowed monitor displays the same NO Signal Message then your video card is bad. If the Borrowed monitor displays and works correctly, then your original monitor is bad. The fact that your monitor displays the No Signal Message on it shows that the monitor is ok.

If you have a laptop, the video will show on most systems when you reboot without 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 correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

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Did it boot all the way? Do you hear the fan running, disk drive spinning? If it sounds like it booted but the display is black, try this:
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Does it look like it is running with the exception of the screen being black?

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What is your laptop brand and model? No display on either? Does the computer seem like it is up and running, but just no display? Did you reboot when you put the external monitor on the laptop? Maybe you need to hit the FN function key and the corresponding F1 thru F12 key that toggles the display. The correct key will have CRT/LCD on it or it might show the icon of a display. Press and Hold the FN key then hit the correct F1 thru F12 key to show the display.

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Try plugging an external monitor to your laptop and see how it displays on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old fat crt's as long as it has a vga cable that will connect to your laptops vga port.

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The uses for the function (f1-f12) keys varies based on which program you have open at the time. Different programs use them for different things.

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fn + f1 locks computer

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fn + f7 increases the screen brightness

fn + f8 enables/disables wireless connections

fn + f9 enables/disables the touch pad

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fn + f11 turns the numeric overlay on/off

fn + f12 turns scroll lock on/off

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