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Windows 7: Reasons for Screen not working after a knock

22 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Reasons for Screen not working after a knock

Hi guys, my mate just stood on his laptop, idiot!!! He stood right on the keyboard. It still powers on and sounds like the hard drive is working but the screen is dead. Any ideas? What my have broken to cut the screen? Thanks

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22 Apr 2012   #2

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Sounds like a major, and expensive, repair problem.- As the screen is in the lid, he could have permanently damaged it. At best, depending on where he made the heaviest contact, it might be where the screen cable (often through the hinge) joins the motherboard.
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22 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry I should of said. The lid was up
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22 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

If you could post the make and model of the laptop it would be helpful as then we can find service and repair guides for you to be able to fix it yourself.
In the meantime, can you use the computer if you connect it to an external display via a VGA or HDMI port? If so, then the screen is bust. If you don't see anything with it connected to an external display, there is probably a fault with the motherboard or some other internal component.
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23 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Compaq presario CQ43. Tried the external screen but no luck. Anything we should push to make external screen work. tried Fn F5 and F8.
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23 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No bootable disk - What does this mean? I have a compaq presario that keeps showing this. I put another HDD in and it is saying the same thing. Does it mean the old HDD was buggered and I need to do something to the new one to sort out boot order or anything? or is this not a HDD issue. I have two broken compaq presarios here. One with no screen working and one saying no bootable disk drive. Help. I must be able to get one going? Thanks
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23 Apr 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

TWardy,
You already have a thread going on the non-bootable unit.

Let's keep that problem there.

Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

karl
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23 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Turn it on and leave it for the time it takes to usually boot. Do you hear any login sounds? Also, press the windows key and P to try connecting to an external screen. If that doesn't work and it doesn't seem to boot at all there is a component issue. Either get compaq/hp to fix it or send it to a computer repair shop. We obviously can't fix internal parts on here.

Stephen
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23 Apr 2012   #9
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I would look around inside to see if anything is obviously broken. You can google the exact model to possibly see a more exact video tutorial, however this one shows laptop basics:
How To Dismantle, Clean and Repair an HP Laptop - Tim Trott
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