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hp pavilion ze2000 screen shut off

by ryanmark08 / March 19, 2007 9:45 AM PDT

i bought a used hp pavilion ze2000 laptop. I started dual monitoring with a gateway monitor and everything was working fine. then, after i restarted my computer, it made the gateway monitor the primary monitor and it won't recognize the laptop screen. the screen won't even turn on. i can still use the computer fine, as long as i have it connected to a monitor. if anyone knows what might be wrong, i'd really appreciate it.

System info:
Windows XP
ati driver

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(NT) Try rebooting with the gateway monitor diconnected?
by acoxon1274 / March 20, 2007 8:48 AM PDT
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by ryanmark08 / March 20, 2007 1:56 PM PDT

i tried booting it up without the external monitor attached, and the laptop screen did not turn on. when i connected the external monitor, it appeared first at a very low resolution and then in 10 seconds or so, it figured out what the right resolution was.

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Okay, here are some other things to check.
by acoxon1274 / March 21, 2007 12:05 PM PDT
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I have found that just disconnecting the external display sometimes brings the original display back. I did have an Abit video card that required me to reset the monitor back to the correct display or at the next boot up all I would see was the BIOS splash screen and then the monitor would turn off. Do you see the BIOS splash screen on the laptop's display? I would have to reconnect the external display and working from its screen I would then reset the monitor selection and then re-boot. That would return things to normal. From your original post you have tried this, but did you see a BIOS splash screen? Is there any chance you failed to complete the setting by missing a click? Did you set the properties so that the laptop's LCD could function( say 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz)? I have another computer that when you change the display type in the BIOS you then can only view that type of display. Did you change a setting in the BIOS/CMOS? These are things to check out but it is possible that the laptop's LCD display has died. If that is the case you would not see a BIOS splash screen and the laptop would not see its own display and then it would use the display it can find. I hope this helps.

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HP Pavilion dv9000 series (9008nr) laptop's screen, blank
by CreativG / March 24, 2007 10:05 AM PDT

I too am having difficulties getting my relatively new HP laptop to display an image on its screen.

I went to the HP website for solutions. Even holding down the FN + F4 function keys simultaneously doesn't cycle through as it should, enabling the laptop's own display screen. It just stays dark.

Note: The HP website indicates that for some models, there may be a sticking switch which senses when the laptop is closed. But I have found no such switch or button on this unit.

I've found that powering off the unit, or allowing it to hibernate then powering it back on eventually *might* cause the display to come on, but I haven't been able to reproduce this scenario with any reliability.

Any ideas?

If anyone has further insights, let me know? Thanks in advance!

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your real problem
by torseaton / December 27, 2008 4:15 PM PST
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