Clevo Icom smartbook M665SU  with display problem

Posted on 2010-11-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I am trying to fix this laptop, but still no luck. The disk shows 6 duplicated screen (2 x 3)  all the way from startup, ie. post screen and BIOS. I was told it have dedicated VGA card, not build in.
Question by:soffcec
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nobus earned 375 total points
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you can test if it does the same with an external screen
you can replace the card also to check if that is the cause
look also in the bios settigns - or try defaults

Author Comment

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I dont get signal on external monitor. Default setting in BIOS is not working either. I dont know how to replace the card. I cannot find it in the laptop.
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Grant1842 earned 125 total points
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Most laptops have a toggle switch to change between lcd and external screen , usually you have to press an FN key and then a differnt key to toggle to external monitor.

When I see this problem in LCD TV/Monitors its usually a Electrolytic Capacitor , and in some cases the LCD screen its self.

Like nobus said if you can get it to sync up with an external display we can rule out motherboard video problem.
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nobus earned 375 total points
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Fn+ F4 in most lappies

Author Comment

ID: 34148160
I cannot get sync on my external display by pressing FN and F2 or F7 who are both marked with monitor.
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nobus earned 375 total points
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then you have to replace the Video card, or turn the laptop in for repair..

But, since stranger things have happened, try to reset it first :
-remove battery and AC adapter
-hold power button for 20 sec
-reconnect and test

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ID: 34180458
Videocard was broken
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tx for feedback

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