My laptop screen will not illuminate

DexterWilliams

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My laptop screen will not turn on. I tried looking under bright light and holding a flashlight up to it to see if it's very dim but it's not on at all. The lights do illuminate when the ac adapter is plugged in and also once I turn it on. I can hear the hard drive starting up. Could this issue be the whole laptop screen, the inverter, or the back light that needs replacing? Please help
 
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if you cant see anything even under bright lights or a flashlight, your LCD is dead. As someone said, if you plug it into an external monitor from a vga or hdmi port and you get a display, your gpu is fine and its a screen issue.

ktolo

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Probably the whole screen. Does the laptop have a VGA-out port? If so, you could hook it up to a monitor and see if you get a picture. If you do and entire screen is dead, it will need replacing. Not cheap!
 

oczdude8

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if you cant see anything even under bright lights or a flashlight, your LCD is dead. As someone said, if you plug it into an external monitor from a vga or hdmi port and you get a display, your gpu is fine and its a screen issue.
 
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