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Monitor problem I have a compaq R3000z notebook.. lcd monitor is not working

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  • Nicholerose Dec 18, 2007

    I have a compaq presario 3000. I am on it right now, and I can see the screen but there is no real light. I have my lamp with the shade off so I can see the display. I also noticed that in the past 10 mins I see a flash of light, almost like if you were to be in a storm and the power goes in and out. It seems like it could be something like a short or bad connection. If it was a bulb of some sort wouldn't it just go out with no flickering of light at all? I tried a few different things like system restore which I knew that wouldn't help but I tried, I unistalled something that I downloaded from the web, it is possible the problem happened right after that, In my device manager there is yellow question marks on other devices. When I open that it is 5 different things that have yellow marks, each of which say need the driver, the last one is vga compatible.

    Thank you to anyone w/input.



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I had the same problem.
I had to send mine in for a new inverter.
Try tapping the small white button on the top right of your computer.
This will refresh your laptop display and may work for a while.
Otherwise hook up an external monitor and hit the FN and f-4 keys simultaneously, that will send the signal to an external monitor.FYI If you hit the keys again the video signal goes to both , again and the laptop only.

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Have you tried to connect it to an external monitor? It has an external video out. If it does, at least the video cards working. Then, as rebel 245 suggested, if you see a dim image, or no image determines whether you need an inverter or an lcd. Also, it's possible that the cable needs to be re-connected to the lcd. Good luck

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With the notebook on shine a light onto the screen and see if you can see anything, if you can then its you backlight that has gone out. if you can't see anything. it may be the power inverter

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