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Laptop Screen Is Black

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#1 spottap


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Posted 21 July 2007 - 11:00 PM

I hope someone can help me out here. My brother has a Fujitsu Lifebook laptop that has windows xp installed on it. It was working beautifully last sunday, then he took it to a computer store to get updates put on it. Then he got it back yesterday and he used it last nite and it was working, except for the shift keys. Then this morning he turned it on and the screen was black, you could barely see the desktop. What could be the problem. I tried to see if i put my monitor on the laptop, if it would show the desktop on that, but it didnt. But the little green lite on the monitor that is usually steady, was blicking. If someone could give me some help i would appreciate it. Thanks

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#2 pascor22234


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Posted 22 July 2007 - 12:56 PM

Hi Spottap. The main clue here seems to be that you can "barely" see the desktop. This indicates that the LCD backlight has gone on the fritz. The backlight needs professional servicing. BTW, the updating that was done to it had absolutely nothing to do with the backlight circuitry failing.

Still, you should have been able to get an external monitor to show the desktop. I suspect that there is a combination of keys you need to push to activate the VGA output the external monitor was hooked to, similar to my Dell (Fn-F8). See the owner's manual.

#3 pcguy_jim


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:26 PM

I see this on a lot of Dell Latitude D600 laptops. The backlight on the LCD goes out without warning. The screen often looks very, very dim. Only cure, replace the LCD.

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