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Old 12.09.2019, 15:24
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Darn computers and screen problem.

Last week I turned on my notebook PC and the screen was blank; it lit up but nothing painted

I rebooted, did not help. Did a hard reboot by removing the battery, no luck.

Attached an old TV as a monitor that worked OK.

Removed the screen and checked all the wires were OK and connected which exhausted my electronics knowledge, still did not work. So I ordered a new notebook.

Today I turned on my old PC and the screen is working @@##--
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Old 12.09.2019, 15:33
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Re: Darn computers and screen problem.

Is it apple? There's a common fault with the backlight..
If you shine a torch through the apple logo on the lid you can see the screen.. Enough to let you login at which point the backlight comes back to life. Happens randomly.

I guess similar could apply to other models.. Shine a bright light at the screen, can you see it now? Does it let you login, maybe it comes back to life?
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Old 12.09.2019, 15:43
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Re: Darn computers and screen problem.

Not Apple, anyway the backlight worked.
As mentioned, the problem was there was no information on the screen but now it is working normally.
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Old 12.09.2019, 15:48
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Re: Darn computers and screen problem.

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Not Apple, anyway the backlight worked.
As mentioned, the problem was there was no information on the screen but now it is working normally.
If it was a 'once-in-a million' bug that prevented the screen from switching on, taking the battery out probably would not have made any difference as the display settings etc are stored in NVRAM which is not erased when the battery is removed.

This NVRAM is called PRAM on a Mac and is resetable by pressing and holding the Command, Option, P, and R keys right as you turn the computer on.
(I have not done this).

Something to try if it happens again.
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Re: Darn computers and screen problem.

If it happens again open it up and check if all connectors are attached properly.
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Old 12.09.2019, 17:28
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Re: Darn computers and screen problem.

ah your mrs reads EF as well then, kudos on creating the back story,

Oh, I mean, yes, bloody laptops they all do that you should buy a new one
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