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my laptop screen will not turn on, how do i fix it?

I was doing homework on my Bunk bed and I fell asleep while doing it. I woke up the next day and my laptop was on the ground and the screen wouldn't turn on, everything else turned on but the screen didn't. I have tried everything I can think of I even searched it up online, but nothing is working. does anyone know what I can do to fix it without going and paying to get it fixed?

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One last hurrah.
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make and model

my laptop is a toshiba tecra r700
if you need my model # it's a canadian one, PT318C-00H002

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(NT) Just try the Fn Fkey that switches displays now.
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(NT) none of that worked
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(NT) my laptop fell 5 ft onto soft carpet
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Then try the external monitor.

Falls are now more fatal than ever. My engineering pals blame the lower ductility of solder since Pb was removed. That is, these are pretty fragile and 5 feet is a long drop in 1G environments.

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(NT) how do i try the external monitor
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try external monitor

first thing you can try is an external monitor, if it does not work then it s something major. you can also try removing the battery, the ram and harddrive then reinsert them making sure they are securely connected.

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(NT) when i connect it to a monitor it works
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It's not entirely dead.

That points to motherboard, cables and the LCD panel having a fault. That is, unless you really didn't do the right Fn+FKey or skipped the reset I noted.

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(NT) would fixing it require money or could it be fixed for free
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not free

unless you have a good friend or family it will not be free.

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It looks like it needs parts.

At least it works with the external so you can limp along as if it was a desktop for awhile. Beware that at some point the laptop LCD will be required so make plans for repair or replacement.

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