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laptop black screen

by jp1216 / July 8, 2010 7:23 AM PDT

my laptop when i boot up it does so but i get a black screen when i connect a monitor i can see windows is working could this be a mother board issue i just spent 75 on installing windows xp from vista worked ok for a couple of days it said corrupt file what can i do maybe trash it its an acer

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Could It Be An Updated Video Driver Is Needed
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 8, 2010 8:26 AM PDT
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..If all things are working correctly until you connect a second monitor, then it's possible the video driver is failing to support the second monitor.. Visit the computer manufacturer's website and install the correct video driver for XP.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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laptop black screen
by jp1216 / July 9, 2010 5:08 AM PDT

Thanks for the input i will try going to website and download what i need once again thanks I hope this works Joe

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Sooooo . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 8, 2010 9:42 AM PDT
In reply to: laptop black screen

the laptop screen works until you plug in the monitor then the laptop screen goes blank and the monitor works? Sounds normal to me. Investigate the Fn keys that control the video output.

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