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Fix screen blank on laptop


A friend of mine told me this trick, and on a few occasions I have found it useful.

 A friend of mine’s laptop screen died. It just stopped working, you don’t even see the BIOS splash screen. This was a bit of a problem.

The Fix
Okay, you a probably thinking “oh no, I am going to have to do a lot of hardware stuff” however you won’t even need a screwdriver, so don’t worry!
There are 8 easy steps to fix this:
Shutdown Computer
  1. Somehow shutdown your computer, you may have to crash it
  2. Unplug your laptop from the wall
  3. Remove the battery from the laptop
  4. Press the power button
  5. Press the power button again except this time hold it down for 5 seconds
  6. Put the battery back into the laptop
  7. Plug the computer back into the wall
  8. Turn on the laptop

If this does not solve the problem then there is a more major problem with your laptop.

Good Luck!