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Laptop LCD comes on at system startup and goes off

\015 Dell 1150 LCD powers on at system startup briefly and then powers off, the screen is not totally black. I can connect an external monitor and use it but this defeats the purpose of the laptop. Any idea's?\015\012\015\012Thank you for your assistance in advance!\015\012\015\012Regards,\015\012\015\012James\015

Answers :

Sounds like you have the Laptop in Presentation Mode. If you look along the top of the numbers you may see some extra icons, maybe in a dark blue. One of these may look like a screen. If you press the Fn key (bottom left) and tap this "Screen Key" you should cycle through the various modes (LCD/LCD+ External/External Only)
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\015\012Depending on the model, you may have dedicated hardware buttons instead.
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