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How to diagnose non-working monitor connects to outside monitor

Screen started to flicker on and off, then completely stopped. Has glow(light) but does not display anything except on external monitor. How do I determine cause? If have to replace can I use HP Pavillion ZD7000 monitor to replace it.( other problems with it but screen ok) Grandma new to repairs so I need all help I can get. Thanks

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right of hand I know that you can not switch the LCD from the ZD7000. It uses a 17"wxga versus the G60 a 16". when you say it has glow, is the backlight on?

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The flickering could be your CCFL but if they do not work, you should still see a faint outline if you angle the screen to the light of the desktop when your computer is on, the screen should also be dark. Without further information I would think that it is either your LVDS cable, your inverter or your LCD panel itself. I would disassemble the laptop, and check for anything obvious first,like a disconnected or shortened cable. If I would replace anything, I'd start with the cable and the inverter, since both are "relatively inexpensive"

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Please check your settings. the last time you connected and setup an external monitor you could have set it to "external only". this would darken your laptop monitor and only show screen on external view. i had an older hp dv2700 which did this to me.

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even when i unplugged the external monitor it still remembered the setting and would not auto-switch back to the laptop's LCD display.

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THANKS so much for the help. Finally I got someone to help and the monitor had just come unplugged inside. Everyone was was so helpful. (I have been with my youngest Grandson 7. Asthma attacks brought on by environmental allergies. Still having to keep him at my Mom (81) where there is no pets. Extreme measures underway to get things changed before he can return home to his home and I can too to mine.) Thanks again and please remember us in your thoughts,

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Kathy, great job in getting it done. All the best to you and to your family..

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KATHY will be eternally grateful.
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