Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Problem with HP laptop

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 tiny hooves

tiny hooves

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:10:11 PM

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

ive had my laptop for a few years now, and until now ive never had any problems. yesterday my laptop was about to die since it wasnt plugged in, so to avoid losing everything on my laptop at the time, i put it in sleep mode. when i went to turn it on, the lights lit up like it working, the startup sound played, but the screen was black. im currently using my laptop connected to a monitor, so everything else works. i seemed to have no problems when i started the computer, just no screen. i tried taking out the battery and unplugging the laptop, then holding the power button for a minute. i also tried to do the same thing without holding the power button. i was told that the problem might be a broken or loose cable in the screen, and im currently waiting for my step-dad to look at it, but no conformation yet. any ideas?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 coxchris


  • Members
  • 1,151 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Atwater
  • Local time:08:11 PM

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

is it currently connected to the monitor and working but you have no screen without the monitor

Is the brightness all the way up also

It is likely that you have a malfunctioning back light

It also can be a toggle switch

Some laptops keyboard can have a toggle switch to switch between the monitor and the LCD assembly Its Function key + F5 or blue sign that has to monitors logo.

AA in Computer Networking Technology

BS in Information Technology 

Comptia A+, Project+, L+

Renewable:  N+,S+

CIW Web Design Specialist, JavaScript Specialist,  Database Design Specialist 


#3 MDTechService


  • Members
  • 303 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryland
  • Local time:10:11 PM

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Possibly the inverter
If I am helping you and I haven't replied to your thread in 3 days, please PM me or bump it

Mike D, BS, A+, HPSP, MCTS
I <3 Linux
The Airline Open source airline simulation game
Check the power cable to the wall first!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users