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Hi there, I have problem with a laptop, I have a Compaq Evo N800W, and nothing comes up on the screen. It shows up on a second monitor using the VGA socket, an the backlight comes on, as I can see the screen light up, but nothign is transmitting to it, have also checked connections and are ok. Is this something that you may know about?

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  • jono1169 Jun 20, 2008

    Hi, thanks for your replies, the second monitor is just a CRT, and the laptop currently has no drivers or desktop at the minute as bought it off a friend without a hard drive so all I can do is boot into bios using the CRT. Could this be the reason for it not showing up with it missing a hard drive?
    I have also checked all connections and carefuly inspected the LCD, but all i have is a backlight glow.

    I also read that the graphics card mite be faulty even though the VGA socket works but not sure if this is true.

    many thanks in advance



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If you get to see your desktop screen on your external video or monitor chances are your lcd screen can be dead.try to toggle the switch mode from your external monito to your lcd screen and try also to increase the brightness of your lcd. if nothing works the last option is open the top of your computer and try checking the cable. reseat the cable. after doing that nothing happens... replace lcd

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    francisco de mesa Jun 20, 2008

    wow no drivers and no hard drive... ummm your right you will need drivers for your video... but windows has its own native drivers which should allow your screen to come up with an image... try booting to safe mode and select Enable VGA Mode

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Sounds like the video driver (hardware) for the lcd is bad. Is the second monitor a LCD?

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