Having problems with your HP Compaq nx7010 Notebook ?

Screen/ video display is dark.

\015 The display does not light up, and it started out that it would c ome back on if you wiggle the switch that shuts off the monitor when you close the laptop. Now it is dark all the time, but I can hook it up to an external monitor and it runs fine. The display is working, (you can see the programs in the dark of the screen. It makes sense to me that it would be the switch, but I found a driver that supposedly would bypass the switch, it didn't work. Any thoughts?\015\012\015\012Thank you,\015\012\015\012Jeff\015

Answers :

In windows, you can sometimes disable the lid switch by going to control panel (obviously you'll need an external monitor) and into power options.. where there's a setting for "when I close the lid" and set it to "do nothing"
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\015\012As for that flaky switch, all I did was follow the instructions from my manufacturer to pry the speaker panel off the keyboard *gently* find the wires, from the microswitch (my computer is an HP and it's a teensy two wire connector attached to the power button printed circuit board.)
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\015\012I simply unplugged it, rendering the lid switch, inoperable.
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When the switch is unplugged, it doesn't interfere with normal operation. IF that switch is causing your issues, disconnecting it should make your computer operate normally. It simply won't do anything when you close the lid.. you'll have to power it down manually.
Sounds like a backlight or inverter problem or both. Most likely the backlight in the display panel. Unless you know how to open your laptop and if needed the and the display panel I would take it in to a professional. If you are able to do it yourself you can make sure that everything is plugged in properly. And test the components inside. You can replace these parts which are not very expensive. \015\012\015\012But if you have not be inside a laptop I would take it into a local shop for repair.
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