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HP Laptop Screen Blank

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thunderfox, Aug 17, 2010.

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  1. thunderfox

    thunderfox Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2010
    When I turn on my laptop the screen is blank, but when I connect it to a monitor I can see my desktop and use the laptop normally. When the screen was working, before it went black, it would flicker if I moved it open or close. I have changed the inverter out. And under display adapters it shows the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 8600m GS then under monitors it just shows Generic PnP Monitor. I toke the face plates off and looked to check all connection and are all good. I did send this laptop out to hp to fix the screen, because there was a row of pixels that went out. Then I had to resend it out because the screen was darker in the corners, this was over a year ago and was under warrantee. I am about to buy a new screen but would like to know if there is anything else I should try first?

    HP 17" DV19500
  2. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    Can you see any image at all, even very dark? Try shining a torch at the screen when it is turned on to see if you can see anything.

    If you get absolutely nothing from that then I would suspect a failed screen as you say you have replaced the backlight / inverter already. The graphics card etc is obviuosly OK as it is outputting fine to a external monitor.
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