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My Alienware Area 51 m15x Laptop will turn on, but the screen stays black. It appears to boot up normally, all the lights come on at all the right times, fans, and beeps all normal. I can even type in my password, hit enter, and hear it log in but the screen never comes on. I've tried to hook it up to my tv with an HDMI cable, but it doesn't automatically send the signal. It didn't get wet, and wasn't dropped. Help?

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don't use TV, instead use PC monitor. I'm sure there will be a display if you use an external monitor.

If it still does not display after connecting it to an external monitor, then it means the fault is not from the laptop screen but from the motherboard.

In this case, you need the help of tech to help you fix the problem.

God luck.

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Try looking on the keyboard for a function (FN) key....sometimes there is a setting to turn the screen backlight on and off. If for some reason the button got hit maybe the screen is off. The button usually looks like a sun or indicated a scree... also try shining a bright light at the screen if the backlight is off but the screen is working you can usually see the images on the screen its just very very dark.

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