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LCD Screen Problem on booting

Thh lcd screen displays in red, then green, and change into other colors. No image is displayed. I have connected to another monitor but it does not display anything. Is the video card damaged? How can it be replaced?

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  • lmarqs Jun 15, 2008

    My m60 has started showing a strange problem. On cold reboot from powered off the system shows the bios boot up display and the windows xp startup logo as normal. However as soon as the os loads the full display driver (i.e. just before the xp login screen appears) the display goes blank. This is not a blue screen or a white screen but it looks like all power has been removed from the lcd matrix and what you can see is the back reflective surface illuminated by the back light but viewed through a totally transparent lcd matrix. The system meanwhile appears to continue to boot up normally. If I then power off the laptop by holding down the power button and and then reboot and use F8 to select boot up in VGA mode the system boots up normally (but into VGA mode display). If at the XP login screen I tell the system to reboot and let it come up normally it boots up perfectly into full high resolution video mode!



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Ok, when connecting to another monitor, be sure to use the Function Key, and press the appropriate F Key to enable an external monitor. Without doing this, you will never see an external picture.

If that picture is fine, then yes, you need to think about your video card, and I would start with updating the driver.


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