[clug] how to test blank laptop screen

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 17:01:25 MST 2010

> It could also be a case of the microswitch getting stuck, confusing the laptop into thinking the lid is closed when it's not.

+1 on this.   I have seen this a number of times with Dell laptops
(the Studio series). Most laptops will boot with the lid closed and
assume you want "headless" mode and send video to various ports

Andrew Janke
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