Desktop became obscure/dimmed

April 1, 2011 at 02:41:36
Specs: Windows XP, 512
HP, Compaq nx7220, bought 4.5 yrs back, running win xp service pack 3.
Suddenly my desktop became obscure, almost black, though I can see the cursor and icons with difficulty. Tried usual trobleshooting options like, changing desktop theme, system restore, known good configuration etc. but nothing worked.
Please help.

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April 1, 2011 at 03:03:29
In your laptop display cable may have issue. this issue occur only that time only. please consult the laptop service vendor.. to change


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April 1, 2011 at 09:16:44
Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

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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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