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My laptop turns on and after the screen turns black.it happens all the time I try and see if it works

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Hi,

please take your laptop to a friend;s house who has a desktop computer. Connect you laptop to his monitor.

If you laptop's normal beggining display shows on your friend's monitor, you have good reason for joy because it means you only have a bad screen.

If it doesn't, it menas your laptop has a failing video chip...and if that's it,,, I'm genuinely sorry.

I'm an expert laptop specialist and I hate it when the video ship goes. It can mean a $60 dollar fix, or a ridiculous abuse by a manufacturere.

AnBecaused, frankly, you need to find this out for yourself if you're to survivie our laptop world for a while. Because it's a laptop world for 5 years...the phones are trying hard, but they're not there yet, and we both know it.

Regards,

TheSelkie

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The LCD screen could have a back light problem, it could be a faulty inverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to determine the fault and fix :-
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