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Compaq presario 700F

Blank screen.
When I turn on my computer, the screen is dark. I've tried the function f8 key, but this has no effect.

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  • djhankey Sep 14, 2008

    Turned out my laptop was still under warranty. Called HP, they Fed Ex'd me a box with shipping label, got my computer back in 3 days, start to finish, although they told me it might take up to 2 weeks. They had to put in a new screen. Their customer service was fantastic, and the laptop is working perfectly.

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Definatley the display close power switch, located under switch/speaker panel.im not sure if the hinge activates it or not. looked into mine and found part# tag interfering w/ power switch board, cleaned it up, working good now. discovered this by gently pulling top left and pushing lower right of display, it would flicker.thaught it was closed probably a result of closing it with right side after every shut down.im trying to close only from middle..i also try never to pick it up from one corner, plastic is very bendy and screw comes loose.two hands always, specialy where rom is.i think your monitor thinks its closed. while black hold it under bright light and you can see enough to navigate.tried svid, used it for safemode driver check, took several hours before i got to hinge. i hope this is your troubles as they cost nothing to repair.my warrenty left 22 days ago.i was sweating.hope this helps.
joe

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