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  1. Kileh

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    Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop(windows 8.1) and it's screen was closed a little agrressively (pushing the screen towards the keyboard and it banged) and when I opened it later, the screen emits light but it's all dark and nothing shows at all its just blank but there is light 20190704_010650.jpg , I have seen some vids on yt saying to remove the ram and clean it but it didn't work,It will be really appreciated if someone helps me fix it (edit: sometimes it shows white horizontal lines and other coloured lines too)
     
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    Attach an external monitor to see if the video still works.
    If you don't have a spare monitor, take your laptop to a friend's house and plug it into a monitor there.

    Something like the function key and F5 or F6 will move the display from internal to "projector" (other monitor or tv) to both.
     
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    ty for replying, so can I use my LCD tv as an external monitor? also what if the video works and it showed on the tv, what to do next? and what if it's still blank on the tv?
     
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    If the tv doesn't show anything, your video chip is dead.

    If there is an image on the tv, then the laptop screen suffered damage and needs to be replaced.
     
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