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HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop Screen Broken. Help!

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  1. Faolan

    Faolan Thread Starter

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    I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. However, the problem is that the screen's dead and I can't see for love nor money anything on it to be able to connect a TV screen to it to be able to use it as an external screen. The machine itself still works, the screen's just on the blink. I have NO idea what keyboard commands I'd have to use to blindly connect the TV to the laptop to make the TV turn into a computer screen. I have one cable attached to both the TV and the laptop, but do I need another? I think the cable I have right now is a VGA. Would you help, please? It's really important.

    Don't think I need to mention the OS in this forum, but just cuz it's reminding me to do so in the banner - Windows Vista lol

    Thank you!
     
  2. headtwister

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    hii.

    i only use hdmi and turn on my pc and go to the right imput on tv..
    and then vola, i can see my laptop screen.

    hope it work for you.
    best regards
    Danni
     
  3. Faolan

    Faolan Thread Starter

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    @headtwister

    I have an HDMI connection on the TV, but I don't have one on this old laptop of mine. I don't know how, or if, I can use a converter or something to be able to use the HDMI TV connection...
     
  4. headtwister

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    Yes i mean you can buy a vga to hdmi converter.
    here is a post maby its can help you out.

    http://smallbusiness.chron.com/activate-vga-output-36010.html

    Laptop Hot-key
    Most laptops include a dedicated key combination for switching to the external VGA monitor. Typically, the hot-key involves holding the “Function” or “Fn” key and pressing one of the numbered function keys on the top of the keyboard. The proper key is usually depicted with a picture of a monitor. Consult your laptop’s manual for the exact key combination.

    Hope its helps
    Best regards
    Danni
     
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    Are you sure it's the screen and not the motherboard/graphics chip? The DV6000 series were plagued with GPU failures as well as many other issues, they were one of the worst lines HP ever made.

    The second or external screen should come on automatically, if not try pressing FN and F4 together.

    Also, if a VGA cable doesn't work why would an adapter from VGA to HDMI work? It won't and that's bad advice.

    I would try to connect the laptop to a friend's or family member's monitor that also has a VGA port and see if it works there.
     
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