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Monitor screens not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mikeweir, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. Mikeweir

    Mikeweir Thread Starter

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    I own a laptop custom-made from Cyperpower that had its monitor broken several months ago (the glass was cracked and half the screen worked, while the other half just glowed white and black). Money was tight, so I simply replaced the broken LCD screen with an external monitor hooked up. This worked fine until one day the monitor wouldnt work anymore, as in the display would no longer shift to the external monitor. I replaced the external monitor with an older one I had in my storage garage. The monitor worked, so I figured the laptop didnt accept shifting the display for some reason. This incident occurred once more, but I researched a little bit, and used the Fn keys, and it switched the views back again. (I dont remember the combination, but I believe it was one of the keys between F3 to F6. Also to note, this "switched" the views over, and not just mirrored. The broken laptop monitor not longer lit, so it was probably inactive when the views switched.). Unfortunately, this situation has occurred once more. However this time, after trying many different Fn combinations, the laptop still does now switch displays to the external monitor. And the main, broken laptop monitor is not on either. Now both displays do not work, and I do not know what to do. I type this on another computer, and I hope the solution could be given. Thank you for your help.

    My operating System is Vista
    Though not completely sure, I believe my video card is of an Nvidia 8200 series. The laptop still works, as does the external monitor. The monitor cable is attatched, so I can't replace it (to my knowledge). Everything inside is fine, and nothing seems lose or dislodged.

    The monitor shows "no signal" when its unplugged, but goes black when it is, so I thinks its recieving.

    I also just tried unplugging the battery and replugging after a little while, but it did not work either. [​IMG]
     
  2. dustyjay

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    It was probably Fn+F5
     
  3. Mikeweir

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    I tried every Fn combination I could think of. I am positive the key combination is not the problem.
     
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