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No display my brother got mad and slammed his fist into the keyboard where the D,F and G keys are. The laptop will turn on but it has no picture. I plugged it into my desktop monitor but nothing happened either?

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    my screen is dark but i can see everything on my laptop. Where is the contrast button on my laptop


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Hi SimonRankin,

Most laptops have an option to switch between using the laptop's LCD screen, or a plugged in display with a VGA cable (Video Graphics Array, that Blue trapezoid connector cable).

Most often, it's Function + F8, although this varies between manufacturers and models. It should say "LCD/CRT" or have a small picture of a laptop versus an square with rounded edges.

If that doesn't do it, chances are you've managed to actually damage the on-board video card. Or potentially something worse. Try to get the external monitor to work, if that doesn't do it, I would say it should be sent back to a service center for more repairs.

Hope that helps.

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