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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hook up an external monitor to it (old crt monitors are good for something after all) and try pressing the function key and holding it down while pressing each of the F1 through F12 keys (we are trying to switch the display to an external monitor) the one you are looking for has a (O) looking symbol above it.
if that does not work look for a stuck screen closed button switch. that detects when the screen is closed and shuts off the monitor see if its stuck down and try and free it if it is stuck.
you may also try to hold a bright flashlight up to the screen at an angle if you can just make out some details then the screens back light is out. and will need to be replaced.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
You probably knocked something loose when you dropped it. Try re-seating your memory cards. 3 beeps is usually a memory issue.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
First shine a flashlight on the screen. if you can see a very faint image on the screen the problem is the backlight. If not... it could be a few other problems, first test if it works on an external monitor. If it can then you need to cleear the CMOS. to do this you unplug the cord remove the battery and hold down the ON button for 30-60 seconds, then turn it on. If it does not work on the external monitor it is probally because you have a bad video card and need to replace it.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Attach a external monitor and reboot -- if it comes up then the LCD on the laptop may be broken / damaged. Usually this is an issue with the back light from my experience. This is where I would start -- there are many other more complex issues it may be as well but this is the simplest. If the laptop was recently purchased I would look into what is covered by your warranty.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
The backlight inverter board may be bad, or worst case will be bad lamp. You should look to see if the cable comes off the inverter board first. You may learn maore here:
Please post back what you find.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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