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The screen on my hp laptop is black when I turn it on and remains that way. What could be causing this and is it an easy and inexpensive fix?

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    Thanks for the response...I will try that.

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If you shine a torch on the screen and are able to see your desktop, then the connection to the backlighting may be faulty, but this can be expensive, if its an old laptop, better buying a new one.

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Trace the cable coming from the laptop screen to the connector found beneath the bezel. Reconnect the display cable to the motherboard if the cable has come loose from the connector.

Line up the tabs on the bezel with the slots along the top of the keyboard. Insert the right edge of the bezel into the gap above the keyboard, and then push the bezel back in place.


Turn the computer back on. If the laptop screen is still blacked out, connect an external monitor to the video port on the side of the PC to confirm that the video card isn't defective.

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If the monitor doesn't work, the motherboard or video card might need to be replaced.


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