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My Laptop's Screen Won't Start Up.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vincent, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    When I start up my laptop, he makes the normal noice, also plays the 'Vista Startup Sound', but there's no screen :(

    It's a MSI Mega Book M673

    Any idea's?
  2. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Try plugging in an external monitor and see if that will come up.
  3. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    ****, doesn't work :(
  4. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    I think you own a brick.
  5. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I don't wanna :(
  6. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    I didn't wanna TWICE.
  7. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Sure, whynot :D
  8. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Seriously, it's how I ended up with a MBP...I had a HP that turned into a brick and a Toshiba...got tired of throwing money away.
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  9. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Few yrs back same thing happened to me with one of my Laptops lol well i had no interest to fix it all i did was Punched it twice screen & keyboard :p
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  10. José Guedes

    José Guedes Active Member

    Get the laptop checked and see if you can take the graphics card off
    It should look something like this
  11. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    That never really caught on and to find notebooks with that kind of removable graphics are one in the hundreds of thousands.
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  12. turtile

    turtile Well-Known Member

    If you have a battery installed, remove it and try booting up with only power from the wall. A bad battery can cause this sort of problem.

    You can't test the graphics card by plugging in an external monitor since you'd have to change your display settings in order to turn it on. You may also have a removal graphics card since it's an MSI(as long as it's not onboard).
  13. Zuko Xi

    Zuko Xi Member

    You were running Vista?!
    Kinda brought it on yourself then really :D

    Plug it into an external monitor but shove a Linux live disk in it and boot up from the CD. Then you can do some damage control and see what is / isn't there. If you get in and your files are there, back them up!

    //EDIT I'm of course assuming there is a problem with your HDD, which having re-read it, its probably more likely to be your graphics card. However, just in case, backup your important files (if you didn't have backups already)
  14. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all ya help, but I just purshased another one :p

    I'm going to make a contest, send my laptop to the winner and let him smash it :D
  15. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    haha thats a nice idea :p Smash My Laptop
  16. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

    Will it blend?
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  17. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

  18. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

  19. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Try pressing Win+P with an external monitor attached

    Not sure if it works in Vista though.
  20. erkkik

    erkkik New Member

    Check if you can get anything out of the screen by aiming flashlight at it while it should be at desktop. (If you can see the graphics it has broken inverter(Doesn't power up the screen background light))
    If you do, it has broken inverter, new one costs around 10$, and it's quite easy to change.

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