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My friends acer laptop has a blank/black screen on start up, its still running but nothing appears on the screen. can anybody help?

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Can you hook it to an external monitor if so then boot in with the external monitor ans see if the screen apears with operating system then look for the monitor icon on the laptop if found then press the fn+the monitor key together and see if this swaps back to laptop lcd but if you have not got the option of uotput to a second monitor then get it repaired

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first try booting the laptop and pressing the Fn key with the numerical ( numbered key ) that has a picture of 2 screens on it. This is for booting to an external monitor. you could also try adding an external ( pc monitor ) this will eliminate any motherboard Faults.

Secondly, the graphics chip driver may be corrupt or not installed correctly. if you have a restore cd, you could try booting the laptop, with the cd in the drive.

you can then try, to see if the settings in the bios are all correct, by booting/starting the laptop and pressing esc or F2 or delete immediately as the laptop starts. ** Be-Careful** what you adjust.
My suggestion is to look for. ** default settings tab** or load setup defaults.

these are the obvious things to try, before assuming that you have a faulty graphics chip or motherboard fault.

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