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Old 11-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Lol, well i wouldn't trust that connection - for one you have it going through a few different media, and two you have to enable the S video cable within the laptop video options.

Unless that is the only output your laptop has - but i think it has the 15 pin blue cable too. If your laptop only has an S video output then that will be the default if something was plugged into it.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It does have the 15 pin(called vga?) connection but I don't have that type of cable. I will see if somebody I know has one or I will buy one.
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Correct.

Give it a whirl, it may not fix the issue (meaning the monitor is bad), but it may give us some type of message or error pointing us in the right direction.
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Well, I found a vga cable but now the laptop has a dead battery, imagine that. So I called my sister to have her bring the power cord over and I told her what I was doing and she said the guy she took it to already did that and still nothing. I am still going to try anyways. That just doesn't make sense to me. You would think if the monitor is good, it would say something like an error message or anything.
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It may not, it could very well be a dead motherboard but from my experience in a major hardware failure it usually won't stay booted. It will boot, then turn off shortly after (either after giving an error message or error beep).
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One thing I did notice, should have mentioned this earlier, when I turn it on, I can hear the cd drive click a few times. Does that tell you anything?
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Loud clicking? ANd yes when i said symptoms i meant everything
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No it's not loud, it sounds like normal clicking.
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take the cable from your monitor that goes to your computer and use that mate.

also if the drive clicks then its trying to read for a bootable disk which it clearly isn't finding. does the hdd start up and make any noise?
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