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Black Display, no Safe Mode!

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#1 Omuryn


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 03:41 PM

So I opened up my laptop today and for some reason my display was ALL KINDS of messed up. Rather than ask for help i started playing with it and I believe I clicked output to monitor. Now I have nothing but a black screen. I Googled fixes but everything says you should be able to see something during startup and go into safe mode. Nope. From the second I turn it on it's black and even holding or tapping the F8 doesn't work (or maybe it does but I can't SEE that I'm in safe mode). I have no idea what to do next. Please help!

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:01 PM

If you don't have a display, then you can't do anything.

Some people suggest unplugging it and removing the battery (if it's the removable type) and then holding the power button down for at least 30 seconds.

Then plug it back in and try it again.

Otherwise, it sounds like a video card issue - which generally isn't fixable in a laptop unless you replace the entire motherboard..

What's the make and model of your laptop?

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