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No laptop screen.

When i turn on my laptop, there is no picture. The screen turns on, but the actuall screen itself is blank and white. I have tried turning it on and off but nothing works. The fan runs but there is no screen. Help.

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    my computer boots,but then gives a message that reads as follows:a disc read error control,alt and delete to restart when i do that it gives me the same message

  • lal anar Nov 17, 2007

    I have same problem with my Toshiba Tecra A3-S611. Its two years old.
    Never gave me any problem, one night it froze. I clicked shut down or
    re-start from Windows, did not do anything. Power light on, Fan works,
    CD rom spins, HDD light on, but SCREEN remains BLACK. No red TOSHIBA
    screen came up before loading windows. I manually turned power on and
    off several times before it loads or boot to windows. Sometimes I spend
    over 45 minutes turning power on and off praying it boots and load
    windows. Now I keep it on Standby mode at least it wont bother me. But
    I can not install my wireles card or any other software because it asks
    to restart the system. Is this bad mobo or is it a software related
    issue ?

  • Sonkin Dec 01, 2007

    I noticed my screen is working but is dark, if i really try i can see windows and objects on the screen but it is dark..

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    screen is blank needs rebooting

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007


  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    I have a Dell Inspiron/8000. When I turn the system on, the screen appears only for a couple of seconds and then goes blank. The computer itself works, because I hooked another screen to the laptop and that screen works, however the laptop screen itself is still blank. I turned the unit off and restarted it several times, but with no luck. Please help!

  • fitzbar Dec 31, 2007

    I also get a blank screen on my Gateway Profile 4 (thought itwas 3, does it make a difference?)and have to restart over and over again and finally when it starts put it in safe mode with networking. I was told that the problem is with the graphics driver and I could fix it in the device manager--where is that??? Is that the add/remove??? Then if I uninstall the NVDIV which is the only thing I see there how will I be able to see when I need to do the next thing and where is the place to find it? The Gateway place doesn't show me anything.

  • xaxa Jan 07, 2008

    When i turn on my laptop Inspiron 6400, "Window XP" loading picture is appeared. But after this there is no standard "window picture" with icons and so on. The screen turns on, but the actuall screen itself is black. I connected the external screen. There is no any signal from PC but screen is ready for operation. The Fn+F8 combination switch ext and int screen but both are black.

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2008

    I have a gateway MX6920 and when I turn it on nothing appears on the screen, the screen lights up, the HDD light lights up but no display.

  • agassi8219 Apr 25, 2008

    hp compaq nc6000 turns on sometimes normally. and sometimes it turns on but shows only black screen and turns off after few seconds. but when it turns on normally and goes to microsoft windows xp. it freezes or shuts down suddently. i disassembled the laptop into pieces and pulled the cpu and reback in with the fan . still same problem. what do i do

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have the blank screen problem too for HP dv9500. blank screen on startup. right before this was happening the screen would pixelate in bizarre colors. 



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This might be your conector from the screen to motherboard.if you carefully press down on the key board in the area around f6 keys -f11 keys and number 6 key to + may be enough to get the screen connctor down.But be careful.If you are brave enough you may lift bezzle and remove keyboard and de-tatch the screen connector c;ean motherboard connector and re-atatch carefully

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You are a savior. you just saved 200-300 CHF. I just swapt RAMS...that;s all...My notebook is working like new.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008


One other thing mate,

If you have an external video output on the back of the laptop, hook up a monitor to it and see if you get a normal screen on that. If so, you may have a bad lcd display...

fooled me more than once on that...


Posted on Oct 15, 2007


The upper idea helped!!!

I had the same problem on my laptop, opened the memory box, took it out and reinstalled it, and it is completely ok.

Thanks very much.



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Hi, Based on your post/description and assuming there is sufficient power to the unit, I would think that it is not a display problem but rather the motherboard is not booting. Since it is very likely that the video shares memory, it may be memory problem. You have to turn your laptop upsidedown and look for the panel/latch/cover of the memory. There might be a small screw or two that you have to remove before being able to flip it open. Inside would be 1 or 2 memories, try wiggling them a bit, remove/reinsert, clean the prongs/pins or simple reseat them. Normally there are two locks on both sides of the memory that keeps it inplace. On the other hand, to verify that your motherboard is booting even without a display, boot normally even if you can't see anything, wait a minute or so to let things run as they should, the numberlock and capslock should work even without a display if your MB booted just fine, if not then it is the MB and you may need the services of a qualified professional to have it fix. Hopes this gives you an idea. Good luck and pls post again how things turnup. Kind regards.

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On Flash Flash indicates that no RAM memory is being detected. So remove both RAM modules, insert 1 at a 30 deg angle till the gold contacts cannot be seen, then lock it in place, and see if the RAM is detected. Test both modules in both slots, see if system will boot with at least one. If no change, try a new RAM module, if still no change, replace the motherboard

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SOURCE: laptop turns on no picture on screen.

when you power up the computer press F8 key then if you cna see safe mode and other menu then your computer is ok only screen resolution issue for that enter in enable vga mode.
then go to control panel and then dispaly then settings then changfe screen resolution to 1024*768
then if you can't see safe mode and other menu then you have reset your bios
For that you need to reset factory defaults settings for bios.
For reset bios u have to open back side of your laptop then u find motherbord circuit there.
pull cmos cell on motherbord for 15 minute then it reset to defaults.
Also u can reset with jumper settigns read carefully on mother bord there is 1 jumper near cmos cell u read there " bios reset or clear"
It is on 1-2 position right now set it in 2-3 position then power up then all bios settings are reset.
then again set it in 1-2 its original position.

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