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Black screen! Hello i have a Compac Presario R3000...one day the monitor turned black. i know the hard drive still works because i've hooked it up to another monitor. I've bought another laptop already but have't got this one fixed just wondering if its worth fixing... haven't chucked it yet.

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  • sereena08 Jun 28, 2008

    Thanks for replying Mr. Stickx.

    I am not great with computers, so please bare with me. I am not sure that i understood you fully...but i did press FN and the F5 buttons and yes i believe that it did turn off my screen as the red hard drive (?) light was flashing, and when pressed again turned my screen back on. I still can see a tiny bit of my screen. But mostly im just blindly tabbing and entering because sure can not use my mouse pad.

    And I don't know what you mean when you say Bios? i really hope i can fix it within a reasonable price or none. Please help! Thank you Thank you.

  • sereena08 Jun 28, 2008

    I've tried that already, nope that did not work.

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    My screen is so dim that the only way I can see it is by using a flash light. I hate to have to buy a new laptop and for now have had to plug into another monitor.

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Guys I am in the same boat !

I have this R3000 was working fine but after testing some LCD's (bad) It doesnt post anything on a good LCD (external Monitor works fine) What could possibly be wrong (I do measure 3.3 volts at LCD Mobo connector)

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Lets check a couple of things. I'm sure you know that a laptop can be hooked up to a external monitor or projector, There is a button usually F5 Or close to it that will turn your monitor off and send it to the external one. In some models of toshiba this will stay in effect even when you turn it off. You can toggle this setting by holding the FN key down and pressing the appropriate "f" key. try this first before you chuck it. There also may be a problem in the bios. Let me know how it turns out. Take care..Be mucho blessed... Mark

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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    Mark Doyle Jun 28, 2008

    Ok that is great you are getting it that "FN" key makes any of the the keys that are marked with a blue function each key on your keyboard has a different purpose. Lets look at the other keys on the f key row you will probably see a symbol that looks like a sun there will be two of those one "Sun" key will be completely full the other will look like it is missing the center. The one that is full is the one that brightens your screen the other dims it. Try this and let me know..Be mucho blessed.. Mark

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    Mark Doyle Jun 28, 2008

    I will research this further and reply as soon as I have a resolution I will get back to you shortly...Take care...Mark

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