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sklinton
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HP laptop screen went black

I have a HP Pavillion Dv 1000.  The screen went black all of a sudden.  Upon further inspection while shining a light I could see very faintly .  I went into the properties to try and switch the screen to an external monitor.  And then the screen went completely black and I can't see anything.  I've tried to take the back of the screen off and shinning a light through but nothing shows up.  I've tried to hook it up to external monitors several times and nothing happens.  When I turn it on now it shows the windows logo then to a screen with writing then it turns black.  It sounds like it boots up fine but I can't see a thing.  Any help would be appreciated. 

 

 

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Re: HP laptop screen went black

Hi sklinton, sometimes to enable the external monitor, you have to press a Fn key-plus--Function key combination; on my laptop, looking at the Function keys---the one that shows the external monitor is F4 (which means Fn +F4)---yours may be different.

 

If you can see the screen dimly---sounds like your backlite is out. An external monitor will confirm this.

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sklinton
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Re: HP laptop screen went black

Hi

Thanks for the reply.

I've tried the function option to switch to external screen and that hasn't helped.  Any ohter options?

 

thanks

 

LInton

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Re: HP laptop screen went black

Hi again sklinton, have you made a recovery disc? You can use your Windows disc also; it should go to a startup repair mode, then try to diagnose and repair the problem. If it cannot fix the problem, you will be given choices of repairing Windows, reverting to a restored state, or re-imaging from a backup (if you've made one).

 

In the absence of any discs, you can contact HP for a recovery disc set, or bring it to either HP or your local repair shop, depending on your warranty.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Good luck, and reply back with your progress, please.

 

 

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Elitebook 8440p Win 7 Enterprise x64, M520 2.4 Ghz, 250GB 4 GB, Intel HD Graphics
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Obi-ten
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Re: HP laptop screen went black

Good day, the screen of my HP laptop went blank, i don't know why, it's giving me a concern

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