Help - laptop screen just blanked out!!! Oh dear!

Found 18th Aug 2008
Have tried restarting the laptop and no difference. It was working fine and I took it downstairs. When my friend tried to carry on using it it is all light greyed out but the computer sounds like it is on. Have I broken it? My husband says there may be a function key I have pressed accidentally which turns screen off? Anyone got any ideas other then buy another computer? Thanks. Fairy

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Try holding down the function key and press F5

What laptop do you have?

my laptop screen just broke as well, it fell off my desk and now the screen is cracked

Press function + F4 (for compaq/HP)
Also when you boot does the BIOS screen come up?

Shima

Here is a list of various models/manufacturer's function keys

unitedvisual.com/2ti…asp

Original Poster

christuttiett;2770364

Try holding down the function key and press F5



nothing

Original Poster

shimagoza;2770406

Press function + F4 (for compaq/HP)Also when you boot does the BIOS … Press function + F4 (for compaq/HP)Also when you boot does the BIOS screen come up?Shima



nothing and no

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birdyboyuk;2770370

What laptop do you have?



Toshiba satellite M30-704

The screen is now a lighteter grey/white

Is this any help?

Fairy

No Bios screen would indicate to me that the local display settings are wrong. IE. Fn+F?
Try changing the brightness, contrast and screen position in the first instance.

Shima

Try Fn and F7

connect it to an external monitor to see if laptop is working correctly.

this seems to me llike a pinched cable in the hinge, or a gpu error.

Connect an external monitor to diagnose this, its unlikely to be software.

If you connect another monitor, try a system restore, but this is unlikely to do anything.

New lappy im thinking?

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aircanman;2770949

this seems to me llike a pinched cable in the hinge, or a gpu error. … this seems to me llike a pinched cable in the hinge, or a gpu error. Connect an external monitor to diagnose this, its unlikely to be software. If you connect another monitor, try a system restore, but this is unlikely to do anything. New lappy im thinking?



oh goud we cant afford it at the mo...oh sugar
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