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Computer boots but screen is blank

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kruger52, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. kruger52

    kruger52 Thread Starter

    Aug 6, 2007
    My laptop will boot just fine but nothing comes on the screen. Its a bit older so I figured I had nothing to lose so I took it apart. When I did that, I found a piece (which I am not sure what it is) that was broken, and put it back where it obviously went. I booted the computer and the screen came on. I didn't have any drives in so it said "no drives found. " I thought I had found the culprit, so I put the drives back in, and now it won't work again. I've looked online every where to try and find out what the broken piece was or what it does, but can't find it anywhere. My best explanation of the piece is; its a black square
    1" x 1", maybe 1/16" thick. It looks like it may be graphite or something. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions?
  2. The Hound

    The Hound

    May 27, 2007
    Welcome to TSG...

    Can you post a picture? Better yet a picture including where you put the piece to make the display work?
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