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I am using my monitor on my laptop, but when i turn it on the icons do not appear on my desktop. what could be the problem?
Are you able to drag any window to external monitor? If yes, it means that external monitor is not cloning your desktop, but extending it instead. You can set up cloning using your video driver, procedure is different for different video cards.
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a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barely see 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 be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If the video shows on the external monitor that proves your video card is ok, ,but your lcd screen is bad. 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.
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 light and nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card is bad.
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