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Gateway laptop seems to boot, but no screen and cannot do anything. Seems to boot up, but nothing at all is on the screen (not even the cursor). Power and wireless lights are on, can hear CD drive scan and hard drive scan. Happened the other day the first time. I let battery run down. Then removed battery, repowered with cord and it worked fine for two days. Now it is doing it again. I have removed power, restarted with power button multiple times and screen will not come on.


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I do have the same kind of the problem. I hear OS loads and on the screen just shows a whole bunch of color lines/boxes..I can see my cursor moves around but its a black pixel box..so I tried to plug another external monitor through VGA...showing the same thing on the screen. I'm not sure if it's the graphic card or the LCD screen...anyone knows about this?? thanks
Can you hear sound playing as if it were loading the Windows desktop? If so, there are are a few things to check for:

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  1. Look VERY closely at the screen once the laptop is on. Can you make out very faint images? They will be hard to see and it's best to be in a well lit area at the time. If you do see images, then the backlight on your LCD screen has gone out. You will need a new LCD most likely.
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  3. If you don't see any image at all, try plugging an external monitor into the laptop and booting up the laptop. If you see an image on the external monitor but not the LCD, then you may have a bad inverter/cable/LCD.
If you cannot get an image on the external monitor either, then your video card may be bad. Considering that a lot of laptop video cards are built-in to the motherboard, you may be looking at having to replace the motherboard of the laptop (about 2/3rds the cost of the laptop).

There may be other problems at hand, but those are the most common I've found in this type of situation.
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