My laptop screen is blank

By TC Machine
May 1, 2007
  1. Recently my laptop screen went blank after the desktop started scrolling (as in extended desktop) and a message came up saying my power settings (PowerGear4) were corrupted or something and wouldn't work.

    I switched it off to hopefully reset the machine but since then I've had no displays, even though everything boots up.

    The laptop still gives an out display onto a spare monitor but the main laptop one does not work. I had the occasional problem when the screen wouldn't restore after going on standby and I had to reboot, but now it's not coming back at all.

    It looks like a blank screen in standby mode, but not totally off so there seems to be power going to it. :suspiciou

    Is there any way to fix this other than send it away to a specialist? It's only 2 years old (may still have warranty).
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 22,032   +212

    It is time to have it serviced... warranty or not... Good luck
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,080   +14

    check and replace your battery and/or converter as appropriate.
  4. TC Machine

    TC Machine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Ok thanks!
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    You may check on eBay for the replacement part(s) you need. I once years ago bought a replacement screen for an old Compaq laptop that was doing the same thing you describe.
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