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I have an ACER Travelmate 230 notebook. The system is working but the monitor does not display anything. I can use the laptop with an external monitor successfully. Is this the end for my laptop?

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So after a power up we can deduct that its not a hard drive problem because you have managed to successfully attach an external LCD screen to the system.

It may not nessacarily be the end , laptops are mobile machines and time to time plugs and sockets don't hold their devices in place and in your case most probably one of the two connectors on your laptops LCD screen.

It could possibly be one of these 3 things

1. The ribbon connector which carry's the video signal to your LCD screen has become dislodged you will need to open up your laptop and check this and make sure its seated in its interface properly. This is usually located in the spine of the laptop

2. The power connector on the LCD screen itself which is a small black 3 pronged plug has become loose also open up your laptop and check this

3. when the computer has had time to boot press the fn + F6 on your keyboard , you may have to press this a few times but this is the manual LCD screen off and on button

Tell me how this goes

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