I have a six year old Compaq laptop with Windows XP and suddenly the screen blacks out and I have to reboot. It is clear the rest of the computer continues to work normally. I've reloaded everything but the problem continues. It happens if I move the computer or perhaps alter the angle of the screen and sometimes when plugging in or removing a USB peripheral. Any ideas what it might be? A loose connection? I can't afford to buy a new laptop right now but am wondering if buying a desktop VGA monitor to plug in would bypass the problem.
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It could be the inverter board is cracked or has a problem with it, I had the same problem with a previous Compaq laptop I had and connecting a VGA monitor would work because did the same thing just remember to use the FN key to switch displays to that …
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