how to fix my mini 1000 Hp netbook screen?

March 10, 2011 at 08:30:39
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My hp Mini 1000 has a SSD Hard drive so the data on it is safe. The computer boots up but the screen just stays black and does not come on at all. Everything on the computer runs great but screen does not load. How can i fix this problem? Please Help! Thank You!

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#1
March 10, 2011 at 09:25:08
How did u know the system works? Did u try external monitor?

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#2
March 10, 2011 at 09:28:41
Have you, or is it possible anyone else has....
- dropped this computer, or dropped anything on it, or subjected it to a physical jolt otherwise ?
- spilled liquid on it, or exposed it to liquid such as rain, or sprayed it with liquid ?

Has there been a power failure event while the computer was plugged into the AC adapter ?
A nearby lightning strike ?
........

Try connecting an external monitor to it.

Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

See response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / built in display video only / sometimes both - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.



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#3
March 11, 2011 at 06:24:58
This netbook was originally designed to have instead of a VGA jack onboard, a HP mini expansion port instead. This makes it hard since the cable is no longer produced (or never worked well when it was out) so I have bought a USB to VGA jack to test this(it hasn't arrived yet). But to answer a point made earlier...Yes unfortunately the HP mini was dropped... the dropping resulted in a bent/broken AC adapter and this problem of the screen not turning on. Please help

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#4
March 11, 2011 at 07:15:05
"hp Mini 1000" isn't specific enough.

Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.
......

"Yes unfortunately the HP mini was dropped... the dropping resulted in a bent/broken AC adapter and this problem of the screen not turning on."

The first two categories I listed are the most common reasons a technician who posted on this site says require that major components inside the laptop or netbook need to be replaced.

It may cost more to replace damaged components that this netbook is worth, even if you replace them yourself with the help of an available Maintenance manual.

The hard drive is probably okay, and you could connect it to another computer and get your personal data off of it.

"...instead of a VGA jack onboard, a HP mini expansion port instead."

The owners manual for a HP Mini 1000 model l randomly picked has an "Expansion port " on the left side that "Connects an optional VGA cable, which allows you to connect an external VGA monitor or projector" .

It would probably have cost you less to order that.


"I have bought a USB to VGA jack to test this"

What do you mean by that ?

It would have to be a USB video adapter, not just a USB to VGA jack.


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#5
March 11, 2011 at 07:36:12
I have before looked for the HP expansion port VGA cable on PartSurfer before but I became frustrated b/c I searched hi/low for a way to link to a screen so I could buy that part--with no luck. This part's cost is $30...

I found this product on Amazon:Startech ST122LE 2-Port USB-Powered VGA Video Splitter for $19.99... & its already ordered & on its way.

This netbook is a work tool and would be very nice to get it working for less, especially since I won the netbook in a raffle (plus I have no $$ for another laptop or netbook, so I'm clinging to hope to get this working for under $75 total)

I know that the system works b/c the lights and fan turn on when booting up the computer but the monitor does not turn on & there's no dark image in the background.


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#6
March 11, 2011 at 09:42:43
"I found this product on Amazon:Startech ST122LE 2-Port USB-Powered VGA Video Splitter for $19.99... & its already ordered & on its way."

You bought the WRONG thing !
That is for connecting two monitors to one VGA monitor output port !
It has two female 15 pin hole ports for plugging monrtors into, a male 15 pin connector you plug into the VGA monitor port on the computer, and an amplifer in it so that two monitors will each have a strong enough signal. All the USB connection does is power the circuits for the amplifier.

You have no VGA monitor port !

What you need is either ...

- that adapter cable with the connectors meant for for model's Expansion port,

OR

- a USB video adapter, which is probably going to cost you more than $30.

E.g.

http://us.startech.com/category/av-...

If you supply the proper model number and product number - see the beginning of response 4 - I may be able to find you the proper adapter cable with the connectors meant for for model's Expansion port for less than you found it priced at.


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