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asus f3s laptop, blank screen on startup?

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  1. Hans4

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    hi, my laptop broke about a year and a half ago. whenever it turns on, the screen lights up but nothing appears(although it still makes it's intro sound). when i try'd plugging it into a external monitor i had no luck. so im wondering what the problem might be, i'm thinking it might be that the graphics card got overheated or something, and if it did, is there anyway to replace that? the graphics card is an Nvidea Geforce 8600M GS
     
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    When you plugged the external monitor in did you press the correct fn+F# key combination to activate the external video?
     
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    ok be you a god? i hit the external minitor F-key and my screen started to work on my laptop again xD...wow i even took it to a computer guy and spent $100 to try and get it fixed, cant belive it was such an easy fix
     
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    Glad I could help point you in the right direction. This is actually a fairly common thing. It took me 2 weeks to teach my 9yr old daughter about that on her netbook (mainly because she doesn't pay attention to me when it comes to computers.) If there are no further issues with this problem you can mark your thread solved. Happy computing!
     
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    well now i have another question, i was able to get the computer running with vista and everything again, and i downloaded a program to keep track of the GPU heat( its called "speedfan") and it says that the computer is running at 91 degrees celcious when its not doing anything! is that possible? when i felt the bottom of the computer it didn't feel hot at all, could it be that the sensor to detect heat was damaged when it overheated?
     
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    hmmm it appears that it is reaching those temps, it even reached 103 while not running anything....any idea what the problem might be?
     
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    It could need a good blast of air through the vents to clear out dust.
     
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    I missed an important question. Are the temp readings being displayed in degrees centigrade or farenhiet? If Farenhiet the temps are not too bad.
     
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    oh its centigrade, and i did use compressed air on the vents
     
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