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Gsteway notebook Screen does not stay on can plug laptop into another monitor and it works fine.

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Get the LCD on your Gateway system replaced or repaired
contact a local technician
as you are getting display on an external monitor so it makes sure that the screen on your laptop has gone bad.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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