|I am trying to find the issue with my friend's computer. It is a Gateway MA7 model laptop. The screen will not turn on, but the computer itself will. My friend took it to a computer repair shop twice, and they did not fix it. The first time, they said "we forgot to reprogram it". As far as I know, you don't need to "program" a component to work. The second time, they told her it works. Why she didn't check it before leaving, I don't know.|
I have plugged in an external monitor, and even after using the key sequence, it won't display. I did give it time to install any drivers, but without the visual display, I have no idea what the computer is doing. The external monitor is acting as if it is plugged into a port though, so I know the port works. It stays in standby mode, however.
Here are the specs:
Gateway MA7 (ML6232)
OS: I believe it is Vista
Could it be the screen inverter?