how to fix black screen gateway laptop model w350a t-series

September 10, 2014 at 08:31:23
Specs: Windows vista
i have a gateway laptop model W350a T-Series. the problem is, when i turn it on.. nothing goes on to the screen.. the power works, fan works, but nothing goes out on the screen.. only black screen and no beep.. would appreciate much if you can help me out on how to fix it..

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September 10, 2014 at 09:14:19
If you never ever see anything whatsoever on the screen it is a hardware fault.

Assuming the above and if the computer sounds as if it is booting up normally then it could be:
The connectors at either end of the cable between the mother board and the screen, the cable, or even the screen itself.

With the computer booted up try moving the lid back and forth slowly. If you suddenly get a glimpse of a picture then it is most likely cable failure at the hinge, or maybe connectors loose.

If you see anything but black on the screen during bootup then this could be a different matter.

EDIT: Tidied up wording.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 11, 2014 at 10:09:40
Have you tried an external monitor?

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