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More than likely it's the lcd screen and will have to be replaced. I
could be the video card, but most likely the lcd screen especially when
you can put pressure on the screen and cause changes. To isolate the
problem try connecting another monitor to the computer. Borrow a
monitor from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker and connect it to
the laptop. If the Borrowed monitor displays ok, then the problem is
with your lcd screen and the video card is ok. If the Borrowed monitor
displays the same as your lcd screen then the problem is with your video
card inside the computer.
Plug in an external monitor and see if the
display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt
monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga
port. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will show
on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems
will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down
the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru
F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have
the icon of a display.
Once you narrow it down to the lcd screen as being the problem
you might try taking the lcd screen apart to reseat the lcd cable on the
back at the top of the lcd. Just unplug it and plug it back into the
connector. You can also try doing the same where the lcd cable plugs
into the motherboard. Just pull it out and put it back.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop. If the problem appears only on the display of the laptop and not on the external monitor (in the same time) that means the video card is ok and the problem could be: the screen of the laptop or the invertor or the cable that attaches the screen to the motherboard. If the problem appears on both screens, external and laptop, most probably the video card/motherboard is defective. Have it checked/repaired by a professional.
no its not a driver you have a video chip getting ready to fail.on the v2000 it intergrated in to the mother board. soon you will be joining many other compaq v2000 and m2000 owners in the search for a mother board compaq has updated part numbers it a whole differant board for these units due to having a common failure rate of the original mother boards.Compaq know there was a over heating of the video chip that leads to failure but has not offered any assistance to there customers. firstname.lastname@example.org
This sounds like your screen is going bad. You will have to get a new screen or take it in for a repair.
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Hi No otto,
On the bottom row of keys, you will see one marked Fn, in a different color. Hodl that and look at your top row of keys. Should be one with a laptop screen, and a monitor. The little graphics will be the same color as the Fn key. Tap that once, wait, see if the screen comes to life. Usually that key is set to choose "Just laptop screen, just external monitor, or both", with each tap.