|See the part in Response 3 regarding you may have to press a key or key combo in order to get a display on an external monitor. |
Go here on another computer and find the manual for your model, look at it, or download it, and find out if that info is in the manual.
The term CARD is frequently mis-used
Most laptops DO NOT have a video or graphics CARD - it's a video or graphics adapter that's built into the motherboard - either it's a separate video chip, or it's video built into the main chipset (in one of the two or more main chips) . It's NOT A CARD unless it's plugged into a slot or connector on the motherboard inside the case and it's removable. The same applies to a sound adapter, a network adapter, etc.- if it's built into the mboard and can't be removed, it's NOT A CARD.
If your main battery is not charged enough, or if it's faulty and can't be charged up enough, or if it isn't installed, most more recent computers will NOT run, or will not boot all the way, on just the AC adapter, or will not run, or will not boot all the way, on both the AC adapter and the battery if the battery isn't charged up enough.
I'm assuming you haven't damaged the laptop.
A laptop techncian who posted here not long ago said the most frequent a laptop has been damaged is:
- the laptop was dropped
- someone spilled liquid on it, or exposed it to liquid, such as rain. It doesn't matter whether the laptop was running at the time - when the main battery is installed in it, the motherboard is always powered in some places.