Laptop won't start after screen issue

By aparisi1122
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. I was using my laptop yesterday afternoon, when the screen began to fail. I turned the laptop off because it had froze, and when I tried to turn it back on, it just continuously reboots and shuts off, and the screen will not come on.

    I have tried plugging in an external screen, but it does not receive a signal from the laptop, nor will the external keyboard I have to use (laptop keyboard is broken, not important).

    Is there any way I can get the laptop to work again without taking it to a repair shop, or does a certain part need to be replaced?
  2. rangywulf

    rangywulf TS Rookie

    It could be one of several issues and from the sounds of it, would require a part replacement. Possibly the video card, but my best guess would be motherboard failure. I really wouldn't be able to tell for sure without further testing.
  3. aparisi1122

    aparisi1122 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, I took it to a computer repair shop and it actually was the motherboard that was fried. I'm having problems with another laptop as well.

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