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Old 03-24-08, 04:07 PM   #1
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Laptop LCD comes back to life after 6 months of blackout

The screen on my Dell laptop went out about six months ago so I purchased a desktop LCD monitor to connect to the laptop and have been using the computer on my desk since.
But just last night when I booted up the computer the Windows logo suddenly reappeared on my laptop screen for the first time since going dead. The screen is working fine now.
What happened?

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Old 03-24-08, 04:15 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-08, 04:15 PM   #3
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Maybe a bad connection, that is now... well.. connecting?
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Old 03-24-08, 04:17 PM   #4
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Sounds like a bad connection, did you ever take your keyboard out of the casing to see if maybe it was a little loose?
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Old 03-24-08, 04:18 PM   #5
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Old 03-24-08, 04:19 PM   #6
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That's very odd indeed. It may very well be a bad connection but when i was having problems with my Dell LCD (notice a trend here?) on my laptop and opened it up i realized that the chances of that are pretty slim considering the way the harness is actually connected.
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Old 03-24-08, 04:28 PM   #7
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The dead pixels on my monitor are in the shape of the Virgin Mary's face. It's a miracle!
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A loose connection..
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Old 03-24-08, 04:54 PM   #9
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A loose connection..
Sounds like a bunch of made-up BS to me.

Clearly, the display is the chosen one.
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Old 03-24-08, 05:03 PM   #10
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Easter miracle. Quick - list the laptop on eBay after you change the screen saver to the grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary on it.
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I would check my back for recent surgical wounds, sounds like someone harvested a kidney and fixed your monitor as payment.
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Old 03-25-08, 03:50 AM   #12
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Heh, heh... make sure you know how to use the Fn-hollow/full-screen button combination on laptops!
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