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March 7, 2010 2:07:39 AM

Laptop screen is black. Hooked to PC monitor and you could see it starting up and then it went black again. I need info off of my laptop! Help!

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a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
March 7, 2010 8:28:49 AM

It could be a bad inverter or burnt out gpu. First though, hook the laptop to the monitor again, let it boot up for a bit, then hit fn+f5 to see if it will kick the image over to the monitor. If it does, it is a bad inverter. If not, I suspect that something on the graphics chip burnt out. You can remove the hard drive and put it in an external enclosure ($30-$60 from say Best Buy) to get what you need off of it. If it is a newer laptop and you have a warranty, send it in.
March 7, 2010 12:24:18 PM

Thank you! I'll work on it this morning.
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