Question about Gateway 3018GZ Notebook
MY LAPTOP, MODEL 3018GZ, MY PROBLEM IS, NO LCD DISPLAY, BUT IT HAS POWER LIGHT'S IND., & FUNCTION KEY SEEMS DOESN'T WORKING, I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE MAIN BOARD,
Attach an external monitor to the laptop and boot the laptop.
If you get video to the screen then it is probably the inverter for the laptop screen has failed and can be replaced.
If you have no screen available, then turn the laptop on, shine a bright light into the screen from an angle and see if you can see any kind of images at all. Best to wait 2 minutes from when it is first booted to allow enough time for Windows to load.
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Posted on Apr 12, 2008
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Shine 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 so that proves your video card is ok. 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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