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Blank monitor screen

When I start up my laptop it's just a blank screen. What have I done and what do I need to do?????

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  • faith_22 Aug 31, 2008

    Yes, it's as soon as I press the power button there's nothing but a blank screen. There is no blip on the screen to a logo or anything. I can hear the laptop starting up but the thing is that it's as though the screen somehow been disabled, i don't know.

  • faith_22 Aug 31, 2008

    Yes, it's as soon as I press the power button there's nothing but a blank screen. There is no blip on the screen to a logo or anything. I can hear the laptop starting up but the thing is that it's as though the screen somehow been disabled, i don't know.

  • ciufo Dec 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. I just recently tried to update the bios and it froze so I tired to reboot and all I got was a blank screen. The screen works fine what would be the problem?

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First, IS THE SCREEN ON? You would be surprised but 92% of peoples problems are as simple as turning on the power. Second if it is on do you see anything, anything from a blip on the screen to a logo? I will be able to assist you further once I have this information.

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  • Ryan Frame
    Ryan Frame Aug 31, 2008

    Next step. If you know a friend who has a computer try to attach your monitor to his/her computer and see if it works then. If it dosen't work Change the Cable with another cable, sometimes the cable breaks. If that still dosen't work, Your monitor has overheated and a part has burned out. I would then recommend buying a new screen. But if your are reasonably sure that the screen is not broken just ask me to continue troubleshooting.



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