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Screen won't pull up

\015 While using my laptop the screen suddenly went black. I checked all connections to no avail. It's a Northgate Model 8375. All of the lights come on that are supposed to when I turn it on, but the screen won't pull up. Main concern is how to retrieve my documents when the screen won't pull up. Thanks.\015

Answers :

To make sure that the porblem is with the screen, try connecting a VGA device like projector to the laptop and check whether the display comes. If so, the moniter has to be checked.

I believe it could be a number of things...Seeing that it is an older laptop\015\012it is possible to be hardware going bad. This can be from loose\015\012connectors to actual failing hardware. The loose connectors could be\015\012the illuminescent bulb one (the screen\015\012gets lit up by it...if you dont get a display take it to a very dark\015\012room and see if you can see anything...if you can kindof see something\015\012than your conection is bad or your bulb is bad.)
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\015\012Secondly if it was plugged in it wouldnt matter if the battery is dead or not\015\012because it would boot up with a dead one anyways. However, it is\015\012possible that your charger is going bad. If you keep having this\015\012problem see if you can find a friend who has one and use that for a day\015\012or so and see if its ok...ive seen the metal part that connects into\015\012the computer get stepped on and it only gives the computer a charge\015\012when it feels like it...sorry if this is a lot but it could possibly be\015\012a number of things...i hope this aids in your trouble shooting to\015\012narrow the problem down.


I hope this will solve your issue.

Good Luck.

If my solution proves useful please accept it.

Regards
Arjun
I could be wrong, but I think Northgate may be the manufacturer of your Battery, but either way, the first thing I would do if I had you PC in front of me, Remove all batteries, if more than 1, and remove the AC power adapter, then press and hold the power button on the laptop for 60 seconds, release the button replace the battery and the power adapter and try to power on the laptop, if that fails, I would then test/check the memory, as most laptops utilize the system memory to display video, if the memory is bad, you will get no display. You can do this yourself usually by way of an access panel on the bottom held by one screw. try removing and reseating your memory and see if that does any good, if not you may have to replace it, if you have more than 1 stick of RAM, you can try them 1 at a time as long as Paired Memory isn't required, if you have 2 sticks you can even if not sure about it needing pairs, it shouldn't hurt a thing. If you only have one the only way to be sure is to replace it or use your stick in another compatible laptop
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