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Laptop screen damaged.....black screen at boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ffemt317, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. ffemt317

    ffemt317 Thread Starter

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    I have a gateway laptop (SOLO 5350) and the screen was horribly ripped off(during car accident). Well when I connect my desktop 17" monitor to the port on the back of the laptop and when the windows xp home edition boot screen is finished I get a black screen although the cpu is still workig properly and the monitor is still on. I reboot and press f8 and try to go into safe mode but it just hangs on the screen with all the driver names on it. Can someone guide me in a good direction before I take it to a repair shop?
     
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    Normally there's a Altfunction+key that switches the desktop from the LCD to a external monitor.. Look around on the top row of keys for a monitor symbol, then use the alternate function key with that key to switch to the monitor.
     
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    I have found the key (fn+F3) but all it will do is turn the monitor off. Pressing it again will not turn the monitor back on and when I try to do it manually, the screen seems to go into stanby mode( if that makes sense). Thanks for the reply.
     
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