My computer screen wont turn on!

Compaq / Pressario 1277
December 17, 2011 at 09:35:40
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My computer screen wont turn on!

every time I turn on the laptop everything else turns on, then it wont turn off because of the screen!

computer is about 13 years old.

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December 17, 2011 at 12:06:48
If there is nothing onscreen then how do you know "everything else turns on" ?
Does it boot fully to the operating system and play the startup theme for whatever operating system you have? Does pressing & holding the power button cause it to shut down or do you have to disconnect and pull the battery?

IMHO, a 13 y/o laptop is beyond the point of economic viability for repair.

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December 24, 2011 at 05:40:13
@ Richard59

yes you can here everything turn on

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December 24, 2011 at 06:03:23
then it is likely the backlight for the screen has failed. This still does not change my opinion that it is beyond economic repair. You can buy a far more powerful new machine with warranty for under $400 and I would guess it will cost half that amount to have a tech fix the old one.

Specs on that model include 64mb ram and a 4.8gb harddrive. It's a paperweight.

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