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    No screen display (laptop)

    I was working on my nc6000 laptop and it locked up. I tried ctrl/alt/del, but nothing happened. I let it sit for 30 minutes because it is sometimes slow - I was working remotely to a server. When I tried to shut down - using the pwer button, nothing happened there either. Finally it did shut down. I don;t know what I did to make htat happen - or whether it was just time.

    After numerous tries this morning - it sounded like it was cycling around to try to start up, it is on. But I have nothing on the screen. I wonder if in "trying everything", I accidentally did something. The power light is green.

    HELP and thanks.

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    Re: No screen display (laptop)

    You may have a dead screen but I have no way of knowing how to check that unless the laptop is connected to a network. If that were so, you could go to another machine to see if the laptop can be "seen" on the LAN.

    My old Gateway (dead screen, BTW) had a Fn key combo that I can't remember, for TOGGLING between the laptop, external video or both. Any way you could check that out? Maybe you just accidently toggled the display to a non-existing external source like the video out to TV...

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    Re: No screen display (laptop)

    Try disconnecting the laptop from any AC/DC power connection. Completely remove the internal battery pack, the laptop should shut down. Wait approximately 1 minute, re-insert battery pack and power on. If you get a screen display, you can connect to AC/DC.

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    Re: No screen display (laptop)

    Have you tried starting it in Safe Mode ???
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    Re: No screen display (laptop)

    I once had a similar symptom on a laptop, when I connected it to an external monitor I could see that all the output had been switched to the VGA port, rather than the laptop screen.

    After much trial and error I discovered that shutting the lid immediately after pressing the power button, pausing a few seconds and then opening the lid again convinced the BIOS that I wanted the display sent to the LCD screen.

    StuartR

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