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Screen is blank unless a flashlight is shown on the screen. Prior to this happening laptop was dropped and the left hinge broke off. Could something else have broken off?

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"Screen is blank unless a flashlight is shown on the screen"
What happens? The original screen program comes back, For how long? Under what condition does it return blank?
Try something:: While the laptop is on, grab the right * left side of border of screen [The outer rim]. GENTLY.........EVER SO GENTLY...try and twist the screen. Not the hinges, but the screen itself. If the picture comes back, u may have a crack inner board.It can be repaired, if u know what u are doing. If u don't know, don't try it. U can damage *********** board by sending the wrong electricity into it. Your ckt. board could be cracked.

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Sounds like the backlight system of your screen is broken. You may have to take it to a laptop repair shop, preferably an authorized service center to have it fixed

Posted on May 02, 2008

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My Alienware M11X R2's screen broke completely off. I thought I could just hook up an HDMI cable and use the base with a monitor but it keeps beeping... and the video wont show up on the monitor.


Do you mean that the hinges broke and the screen is no longer attached to the laptop. I googled ' Alienware M11X R2 screen' and one of the first results is a story from PC World which contains:


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Tip

How to resize your desktop background.


If your desktop is smaller than the dimensions of your monitor then follow the following steps to get a full screen:

Setting the resolution:

1) Right click on an open spot on your desktop and select Properties at the bottom of the popup menu.
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2) This will then open up the Display Properties window as shown below.
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3) Click on the Settings tab (it's to the top right of the Display Properties window as shown in the image below.
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4) At the bottom left of the settings tab there is a Screen resolution heading with a slider bar beneath it.
5) Slide this bar to the left or right until you find the resolution you like.
6) The click Apply when you have found the right resolution.

Sliding the bar to the left = lower resolution, larger desktop icons and less quality.
Sliding the bar to the right = higher resolution, smaller desktop icons and better quality.
NB: If you are using a CRT (older screen) the max resolution will be around 1280x1024. Newer LCD screen (flat and thin monitors) can go way up to 1920x1080 and beyond if HD is supported.

NOTE: If when doing the screen resolution changes your screen goes blank after you click Apply then immediately hold down the Enter key to restore it back to your previous settings

If this doesn't work then it just maybe the case that you need to set the auto screen fit function on the monitor itself using the buttons provided on the monitor.

This tip is useful when you plug in a monitor and the screen displays the No Signal or Signal out of Range massages. Simply change the resolution to something the monitor can handle and there you go.

You can also check out my video tutorial if you want to:

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My laptop screen remains blank when i turn it on but you can tell that it is running....because the lights on the keyboard is on...how do i get my laptop to work??? This happened before and they told me it...


If you still get the loading sound from your operating system, but can't see anything on your screen, try shining a flashlight on it. If you can faintly see images on the screen of your computers background, then it means that the backlight in the LCD screen has burnt. The backlight is usually an array of thin fluorescent bulbs, and not very easy to replace.
If that isn't the case, and you feel that it could be the RAM, simply remove the chip, note the type of RAM AND the frequency (ex DDR400, 333mhz) and purchase a replacement stick of the same type and speed. You could even make it an upgrade, and get a larger stick if you'd like, (ex. 512MB replaced by 1GB stick)

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My hp pavilion dv2000 screen will not come on. all led lights work but screen will only stay blank. What do I do?


Suggest you check first for damage to the Display Cable, before going further.

This is HP Support, the support page for the HP Pavilion dv2000 series laptops, and the Manuals download page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1817074&

Left-click on the first file name -
HP Pavilion dv2000 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide.

After you click on the above PDF file name, you may not see anything happening for up to 30 seconds. The file is downloading in the background.
(For a test I downloaded it just now. Took almost 40 seconds with a medium speed DSL connection)

Don't know if you are familiar with PDF files. If so disregard the following.

Suggest you view the file at the 100% view. You can enlarge the view later anytime you wish.
At the top header is a Zoom In icon, and a Zoom Out icon.
Zoom In +
Zoom Out -

To the left is the Bookmarks menu.
By default it opens to the main heading - Maintenance and Service Guide.
Left-click on the + sign to the left of Maintenance and Service Guide.

Scroll down the sub-headings, and left-click on the + sign to the left of -
Removal and Replacement Procedures.

Now scroll down, and left-click on -
5.12 Display Assembly

You're on Page 145.
Use the blue Down Arrow in the top heading, and scroll down to Page 146.
I want you to view the Display Cable, item number 1.

Enlarge the illustration.
Scroll the page up a little for better clarity of the Display Cable.

The number 1 is pointing to the male connector on the end of the Display Cable, that plugs into the motherboard.
It is shown unplugged from the female (White) connector on the motherboard.

The Display Cable connects to the motherboard, and then routes to the LCD Display screen via right by one of the hinges. (Left Hinge)

Opening, and closing the laptop can cause the Display Cable to become partially disconnected from the motherboard.

The area the cable routes through, may cause damage to the cable over time. Generally the damage is visual enough to see.
Sometimes the cable is stretched, and the damage is not readily apparent.

The tiny wires inside that cable's sheath can be stretched far enough to break, and the outside sheath will show no apparent damage.
Fun stuff, huh?

Most of the time however, the male connection on the motherboard, has become partially disconnected.

To access the Display Cable:

1) Remove all power to the laptop.
Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and the Battery.

2) Lay the laptop on a table, push the LCD display assembly until it is laying flat on the table.

3) Remove the Keyboard.
(Page 137)

4) Remove the Switch Cover.
(Page 141)


I await your reply (Via a Comment) after you have opened the laptop, and diagnosed whether you have a Display Cable partially disconnected, or damaged, or no apparent damage is visible.

[ You may have to remove the Display Bezel from the Display Assembly, and look at the connection of the Display Cable going to the Inverter.
Pages 148-149, and 152 ]

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My laptop screen comes on for a breif second when I move the hindge to open it up the screen goes blank I can hear it processing but the screen is blank.


Good day.
Laptop LCD hinge breakage and loose contact points are the often times the culprit of screen blackout. Sad to say, it is usually non-user-serviceable due its complexity. Just visit your nearest service center for it to be repaired.
Good luck.

Tedmac

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I have an hp laptop which was dropped and the screen is now blank can it be fixed


even tho the screen is blank, there is still a high chance that it can be fixed. but in order to check for sure. you will need to bring a technician to open the laptop to see if there is any real damage on the screen. check the cables on the monitor and the motherboard of the laptop. see of those came loose from the fall.

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Have HP slimline series. Came back from a break.


Try another monitor on it to verify it is the video card that has gone bad. If it does not work with another monitor then that is the likely culprit.

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Black blank screen Lenovo 3000 N100


You say the laptop all of a sudden flashed off.

How old is the laptop? You may have suffered one of two things? First of all, if the hard drive will not boot back up, even after using the recovery discs, then that would explain it powering off. I have seen this happen on old desktop hard drives.

Next, try to get the transformer or adapter tested. It may not be putting out enough amperage to run the laptop.

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Hi i have hp dv6000 my laptop is on but the screen is blank some time they came up and then went out again please help.


Turn the computer ON. Take a flashlight and shine it at an angle into the screen. If you still see the image on the screen most likely the inverter in the screen has went out. I would suggest taking the laptop to the local authorized repair station.

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My screen on my NEW gateway laptop has cracked and spidered down the ENTIRE screen so I can no long use it..I have only had this laptop for A MONTH AND A HALF! No one at gateway will help with this...


You or someone who has had the laptop has obviously dropped the laptop or sat something heavy on top of the laptop there is no way the would randomly happen.

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